The University of Southampton
Professional Development

MSA, TAE and CAO Appraisal Skills Workshop for Appraisers of MSA, TAE and CAO Staff Event

MSA, TAE and CAO Appraisal Skills W
13:30 - 17:00, 28 March 2017
Building 27, Room 3056, Highfield Campus.
Book this Event

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lesley Porter, ILIaD Professional Development on +44 2380 593471(x23471) or email .

Event details

Appraisal Training


The interactive workshop using Forum Theatre techniques focuses on the skills and behaviours required to lead successful appraisal discussions and challenging conversations. Two experienced actors / facilitators will demonstrate an appraisal meeting and using stop start techniques the audience will guide the ‘appraiser’ towards best practice. This enables the participants to work at their own level and instantly see the outcome of their suggestions. Participants are not asked to role-play in this session.

The session explores techniques in listening, questioning, coaching and objective setting to ensure a positive outcome for both the appraiser and appraisee.

Please note: that this session will not include guidance on completing the new online appraisal form, which is available by viewing MyHR Appraisal Support Guide accessible via MyHR or the Academic Appraisal training blackboard course.

Pre-course Preparation

All appraisers are asked to complete an online introduction to appraisal, before taking part in this workshop and leading an appraisal meeting. As well as the introduction, the online training package contains the following optional modules which can be referred to at any time.

•Successful Appraisals - An introduction (to be completed prior to taking part in an appraisal meeting)

•A Step by step guide to appraisal - for reference/optional

•How to prepare (for appraisees) - for reference/optional

•How to prepare (for appraisers) - for reference/optional

•How to assess contribution - for reference/optional

•How to set realistic objectives - for reference/optional

•Career aspirations - for reference/optional

How to access: please log on to blackboard and select the Appraisal Training (for MSA,CAO, TAE staff levels 4-7) course.

If you experience any difficulty accessing the course, please contact Adam Warren, ILIaD, at



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