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Management Workshops

Performance Appraisal
Management Workshops
Most managers write and deliver performance appraisals, but how many feel comfortable with the objectivity of their ratings? This half-day workshop gives managers the skills and confidence they need to objectively write comments, make rating decisions, and discuss their reviews. Performance evaluations can be a useful management tool, but they require attention and expertise to be truthful, accurate, and motivating. Using your company’s own forms and practices, this workshop prepares managers to have one of the most difficult employee conversations of the year.
4 hours
Anyone in management, or those who have supervisory responsibilities (or soon will).
Learning Objectives
  • Participants will understand how to give objective performance reviews.
  • Participants will be able to write descriptive and legally supportable performance reviews.
  • Participants will write objectives that follow “Smart Goal” format.
Facilitators use a variety of training methods for each workshop, including large group discussions, individual work and reflection, assessments, small group discussions and exercises, case studies and simulations for role-play. Videos that are applicable will form a part of some workshops.  
This is an interactive workshop with a 40/60 split between concept/theory and practical application of skills discussed.
Class size should be kept under 25, so each participant will have the opportunity to gain techniques for the types of situations they deal with or expect to deal with.
About the Facilitator
The facilitator for this workshop has been a soft skills instructor and coach to Bay Area companies for over 30 years. He is a master trainer, having delivered over 2000 training sessions and trained dozens of instructors in his career. He has authored a full series of managerial soft skills courses.