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Appraising with Confidence

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Appraising with Confidence (for those appraising levels 1-3/PPDR) Virtual Workshop

Target Audience: Suitable for anyone carrying out PPDRs (appraisals) for staff at levels 1 to 3*, including managers and supervisors

* Please note: if you are also carrying out appraisals for staff at levels 4 and above, you should attend the level 4-6 workshop only. There is no need to attend both workshops.

PPDR discussions help support our people and build effective working relationships. This practical workshop supports all aspects of appraisal specifically for those appraising staff at levels 1 to 3; from how to prepare, holding meaningful two-way conversations and providing impactful feedback. You will discuss real situations, benefits and potential obstacles, and practice tools which you can put into place straight away with your staff.

Appraising with Confidence (levels 1-3) Virtual Workshop Objectives:
Recognise the benefits of the PPDR process and be familiar with the PPDR form
Identify and become confident in agreeing SMART Objectives
Prepare and deliver impactful feedback
Create a plan to ensure you deliver effective appraisal discussions 
We recommend that appraisers also attend Maximising Contribution to develop their practice of some of the skills introduced on this workshop (either workshop can be attended first).

This workshop is led by the Leadership & Management Development team.

To book a place on this workshop, please click here and log onto Staffbook

Appraising with Confidence (for those appraising levels 4-6): Virtual Workshop

Target Audience: Suitable for anyone carrying out appraisals for staff at levels 4 to 6, including managers and those with delegated responsibility

This appraisal training is mandatory for new appraisers and for those who have not previously completed ‘License to Appraise’. It is also suitable as a refresher. The training has been revisited to create this enhanced ‘Appraising with Confidence’ workshop. This practical workshop supports all aspects of appraisal; including how to prepare and holding meaningful two-way conversations.

Appraising with Confidence (levels 4-6) Workshop Objectives:

Appraisal eLearning for all Appraisers 

eLearning

In order to support the appraisal workshops, we have developed enhanced eLearning offerings for all appraisers.  See below for information.

The primary aim of these modules is to prepare appraisers for the appraisal process.  This is an overview and reminder of the process including the skills required to regularly support people to develop and become the best they can be.  The module is designed in preparation for the “Appraising with confidence” workshop and serves as the pre-learning.  It can also be used as a stand-alone refresher for those who have already attended the workshop.

To access the available eLearning modules click here to log onto Blackboard

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