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 only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one, held online via Zoom as Face-to-Face Learning or in the classroom. Please get in touch for availability and pricing.

Course Overview

This workshop is only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one, held online via Zoom as Face-to-Face Learning or in the classroom. Please get in touch for availability and pricing.

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.

Group Learning Events

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).

Find out more and enquire now

What's it like to learn with Happy?

Be involved, engaged and challenged in our leadership programmes. In this video, Happy's Managing Director, Cathy Busani, delivers a session on Google’s Project Oxygen and the qualities of a great manager.

Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, leave us a message on 020 7375 7300, or speak to an Account Manager straight away using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

The Small Print

For Face-to-Face Live Online Learning

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

You should reserve out 10am to 4.30pm in your diary for the learning. This will allow you to join the interactive workshops and have time to reflect and do the assignments in between. We believe immersing yourself in the content for a whole day will create deep learning and lasting impact. 

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

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

For classroom sessions

All public classroom sessions take place at Happy's HQ in London at Robert Dolan House, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE. Please see our Contact Us page for full directions and a PDF map.

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 Policy

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak we want all of our customers to be reassured that we are working to maintain the highest standards of Health and Safety. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all current Government guidelines.

Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, 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.

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