Appraisal Skills Training Course

Do you want to be able to conduct appraisal meetings that drive performance, motivate staff and build better relationships?

Our Appraisal Skills Training Course will help you to drive team performance and motivation by improving your skills as a performance appraiser to carry out engaging performance management and appraisal meetings with your team.

Our Appraisal Skills training course is delivered as a scheduled open online training course or in-house just for your business. We deliver the course as a face to face course and a live virtual online course.

Appraisal Skills Training Course
Interactive Sessions
We'll help you put the tools and approaches from your Appraisal Skills course into practice
Practical Tools

Gain a toolkit that will help you to deliver engaging appraisal meetings that drive better performance
Always Engaging

Our training courses have been designed to be interactive and engaging, no matter how you attend

Appraisal Skills Course Details

Course Overview
Who Should Attend?
What You Get
Delivery Options

Course Aim

This Appraisal Skills training course we will look at the skills and behaviours necessary to carry out an effective performance management and appraisal discussion.

The course will show you how to conduct appraisal meetings that drive performance, motivate staff and build better relationships.

Course Objectives

By attending this Appraisal Skills Training Course you will:

  • Understand the different uses of performance management and appraisal processes
  • Know the benefits of conducting effective performance management reviews and appraisals
  • Have the skills required to conduct effective performance management reviews and appraisals
  • Be able to set and agree SMART objectives.
Appraisal Skills Tip
Appraisals are only effective when they are 2-way conversations. It's as much the team members meeting as it is the leader or managers

Course Content

Here's what we cover in our Appraisal Skills Training Course:

What are Performance Management Reviews and Appraisals?

  • What is a performance management review and an appraisal?
  • Why should we do them?
  • What are the benefits?

Manager’s Responsibilities

  • What are the Manager’s responsibilities during the process and meetings?
  • What skills and behaviours are necessary to conduct them effectively?

Conducting a Performance Management Review or Appraisal

  • Why prepare?
  • How to effectively prepare for an effective discussion
  • What information to gather and bring with you

Setting and Agreeing Objectives

  • Why set objectives?
  • What kind of objectives to set
  • Using SMART objectives


  • Where does feedback fit?
  • How to give effective feedback
  • What happens when feedback goes wrong

Difficult Conversations

  • How to discuss those difficult topics

When you have this course delivered in-house, the content above can be tweaked and changed to ensure the course meets your specific needs.

Download the Course Brochure

Download a copy of our Appraisal Skills training course brochure below. 

Who Should Attend our Appraisal Skills Training Course?

This appraisal skills training course is for anyone who has a responsibility for carrying out regular appraisal or performance management meetings.

If you want to:

  • Use your appraisal process to drive better performance
  • Increase the motivation levels of your team
  • Make the appraisal process a more positive process in your business
  • Reduce the workload required for conducting appraisal meetings
  • Increase engagement and buy-in to your appraisal process
  • Have increased confidence when conducting appraisals

Then this appraisal skills course is for you.

The course is suitable for people of all levels and in all roles and industries.

Online Training Courses

A 1 day online live virtual training course with one of our highly experienced appraisal skills trainers. You also get:

  • A highly interactive online experience
  • Access to MyRevolution Learning to retain access to your materials and stay in touch with your trainer
  • A digital copy of the course materials from the course
  • A digital course certificate

In-Person & Online In-House

A 1 day training course with one of our highly experienced trainers at your location or online. You also get

  • Course materials for each delegate to take away
  • A course certificate
  • Reporting on delegate evaluation
  • Access to MyRevolution Learning to retain access to your materials and stay in touch with your trainer
Who Delivers Your Appraisal Skills Training Courses?
Our Appraisal Skills courses are delivered by our friendly and highly experienced trainers. We live and breathe what we talk about in these sessions as we use most of the tools and techniques ourselves on a daily bases and bring this real-world experience into the session and the examples that we use.
What is an Appraisal?

An appraisal is a conversation that takes place between a leader or a manager and their team member where the team members performance is reviewed and goals, targets and objectives set for the next appraisal period. The meeting takes place anywhere from one a month to once a year, depending on the companies individual process.

Why Do People See Appraisals As Being a Negative Thing?

It's perception. For many, appraisals are just something we 'have to do'. They can easily become a tick box exercise, rather than a process that drives performance and motivation. If done well, appraisals should be seen to be a very positive process.

Can You Use Our Own Appraisal Process and Documents?

If you attend our scheduled online open course, you are more than welcome to bring along your documentation and process and use it to apply the skills and ideas from the course to this. If we deliver this in-house for you then we will ask for this as part of our initial conversations to use in the course.

Do You Have Any Appraisal Skills Articles I Can Read?

Yes. We have lots of articles about appraisals in the appraisals section of our blog.

Open Online Course

Our Online Appraisal Skills course is an interactive live virtual course. The content remains the same but the delivery and approach has been re-imagined for the virtual environment. Our online training courses are delivered by Zoom.

In-House Delivery

We can also deliver this Appraisal Skills course just for your organisation. We can do this in-person at your office or a location of your choice or as a live virtual training course. We can deliver this via Zoom, Teams, Webex or any other platform that you are currently using and comfortable with.

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Book onto any in-person or online open training course before the end of Sept 2021 and get 20% off the course fee.

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Our Approach

No PowerPoint
Yes, you read that right! We’ve removed PowerPoint from our face to face training courses.

Instead we opt for more creative ways to deliver course content and create more discussions in our courses.
Always Interactive
No matter how you attend your course, we will alway ensure it's interactive and engaging.

Our courses are designed specially for the delivery method to ensure we maximise the tools available.
Less Theory, More Practical
We don’t spend time on theory. We’ll introduce it but focus more attention on practical tools and ideas that you can actually take away and use.

We’ll provide the theory in your course materials to take away with you.
Clear Pricing
Our pricing is clear. You’ll see the exact price of our open training courses on our site where these are available.

We’ll quote an all-inclusive price for in-house and bespoke work. You won’t pay a cent more than we quote you.

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