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This session on conducting a performance review interview (appraisal) aims to help you understand the characteristics of effective reviews, and how to make sure that YOUR performance review interviews have them.


It focusses on the structure and skills of effective performance review interviews, as well as considering the on-going things that you should be doing to manage the performance of your team.


In particular, by the end of the Power Hour you will be able to:


  • Identify the characteristics of effective appraisals
  • Describe a useful structure for the appraisal discussion
  • Recognise the skills of effective appraisals.
  • Suggest how appraisals can be followed up to maximise their impact.


Although the core session is a tightly packed 60 minutes, the full session (including all optional sections) can be extended to a full half-day.


Download the Free Key Points Sheet  and SELECTED PowerPoint Slides to get a taste of the content.(more slides are included with virtual sessions to make running them easier)

Performance Review Interview - Virtual Session (PDF Version)

  • The Outline for this session is as follows:

     •Welcome and Introduction – Trainer and delegate input

     •Characteristics of Good Appraisals - Group (post-it note) exercise

     •Structuring an Appraisal – Trainer input and group (card sort) activity

     •Exploring the purpose and best practice tips of each stage -  (Optional) Small group exercise

     •Appraisal Skills – Case study review and trainer-led discussion

     •Practising the skills – (Optional) Role plays (briefs provided)

     •Summary and putting it into practice

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