Giving a Positive Constructive Appraisal

Learn how to confidently facilitate an appraisal meeting that leaves the appraisee feeling positive and empowered with this one-day training course.

This workshop is currently available online as Face-to-Face Live Online Learning using Zoom for public bookings. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

Themes covered

  • What empowers people to work at their best
  • The five key elements of active listening
  • How to use coaching questions to get the best out of your people
  • The difference between constructive and destructive feedback
  • The key steps to providing constructive and positive feedback clearly
  • What stops you giving feedback and the impact this can have
  • Preparing yourself to respond well to feedback from others
  • Understand what is needed for a quality appraisal
  • The benefits you gain as a manager when you appraise effectively
  • The three key stages of an appraisal plus the benefits of each stage
  • The importance of advance preparation
  • Setting measurable short and long term objectives with clear accountabilities whilst maintaining your people’s sense of job ownership
  • Personal action plan beyond the programme

Our Approach to Programme Delivery

Every programme is designed to ensure complete individual involvement and participation, it will stimulate your thinking and challenge you. The key focus is on practical skills and real outcomes throughout. The content will involve an innovative and engaging blend of activities so that you can directly apply it to your current performance and your future success.

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Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

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Giving a Positive Constructive Appraisal
There are currently no upcoming public course dates available. Please email our team on hello@happy.co.uk and ask to be added to the waiting list for this course. We'll let you know as soon as a date is available.

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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

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Did you know...

...if approached the right way, people are able to identify positive alternatives to their own challenging behaviour?

A positive, constructive appraisal depends on the active participation of the person being appraised. You want to get them reflecting on what they’ve learned and nominating targets for their own development.

Happy has a number of other leadership, management and personal development programmes, including:

Effective Coaching Skills for Leaders so that you can coach those around you to become more motivated and find their own solutions. Find out more

Assertiveness to enable you to express yourself more clearly, openly and confidently in your personal and professional relationships. Find out more