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Appraisal Training for Managers


I am putting together a mixture of OHPs, videos and some 'interactive stuff' for half day seminars on appraisals for appraisers.

Its the interactive stuff im having problems with - All the managers know each other quite well, there will only be around 8 people per seminar, appraisals have not been met with much enthusiasm in the past and this will be a new approach to appraisals.

Any ideas??
Wendy Acton

8 Responses

  1. Happy to help!
    Hi Wendy

    I’ve just run a series of appraisal workshops for managers ranging from 90 minutes to a 1 day. Part of the workshop was about addressing the reluctance and cynicism that some people had.

    I’d be happy to share my experiences and ideas if you want to contact me via email initially.



  2. The interactive stuff
    Hi Wendy,
    The interactive stuff is the stuff we like best.

    If you’ll e-mail me I’ll happily send you some exercises that you could include.

    All the very best,


  3. Appraisal
    I tried a new method for a similar audience.Buy a copyof the Which magazine or some similar consumer mag or page.A product is very often profiled and assessed against set criteria WITH a marking or grading system. Once the case study has been examined put half a dozen products- anything – on the table.Ask the delegates to assess,mark and give feedback.Use as a transferable bridge to the real scheme. Great fun! And it does trigger some deep thinking and application


  4. Replies
    very many thanks to the 3 of you who replied – am I being really stupid, but how do I email back to you? when I receive an email from trainingzone and reply, does it go back to them or to the individual?

    There’s not much hope for me really!!!

  5. I’ve got some tips
    Call me on 0207 400 4800 and I’ll give you some tips on a blended approach to appraisal training.

  6. Appraisals
    If you want some input on the legal ramifications of appraisals and their positioning within the Employment Law framework we are pleased to help. Either email or phone for some ideas.

    Lime One Ltd
    0870 240 4325

  7. if you are still looking for ideas …
    do contact me on [email protected] as I have run appraial skills events for managers and individuals for many years now and may be able to suggest some new ideas for you to incorporate.

  8. Use role players
    The highest impact interactive thing you can do (or at least that I have done!) on an appraisal workshop is to design in advance a number of realistic case studies, i.e. characters, job descriptions, set of objectives and lots of evidence of performance. Then use external role players (don’t have to be pro actors) and get delegates to do part of an appraisal, observed by two or three colleagues who then give feedback. Always works, and is very well received, even by die hard cynics. Time taken can be adapted to fit needs. Give me a call to discuss if you wish (01394 278525)


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