Management Training Courses

Appraisal Skills

Optimise your use of the appraisal process to motivate, develop and stretch your staff.

Key Skills

  • Appraisal preparation
  • Communicating the process to your team
  • Structuring and controlling the appraisal meeting
  • Reviewing and agreeing appropriate and motivating objectives
  • Using questioning techniques to manage the meeting
  • Effective listening
  • Delivering positive and constructive feedback with confidence
  • Creative development planning, making the most of your resources

Course Benefits

Appraisals? Waste of precious time? Form filling exercise to keep HR happy?

Used well, your appraisal process could be so much more. Appraisals are a fantastic opportunity for every member of the team to get one to one attention from their manager, discussing their strengths, setting new objectives for the future and planning together how to develop their job and career further. Propeller’s Appraisal Skills course will show you how.

On the course, delegates will learn the key advantages of the process and how it can support motivation and good team management. Based on a new enthusiasm for the process, delegates will be able to communicate the benefits to their team to ensure positive participation and preparation from their appraisees. Delegates will gain a new confidence in preparing, and delivering appropriate messages to their staff, and setting goals and development plans to support improvement and progress.

Your organisation will also see surprising benefits as employees become more aligned to the goals of the business and their commitment and motivation grows.

An excellent training session with some extremely useful and practical pointers to take forward. The workshop was pitched at exactly the right level fr our business needs.”

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Really interesting and full of great content! Enthusiastically delivered! Thanks!”

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Great course, very interesting insight mixed with valuable learning. I learnt more in the first hour than I have at previous one day courses!!”

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Hugo was incredibly engaging and got the whole group thinking about where they can improve from the beginning. Very motivating and very clear guidance!”

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The trainer was very organised, inspiring and knew how to engage with the group. I will certainly apply the new techniques I have learnt today.”

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