Appraisal & Development Conversations - having a good conversation for appraisers
Duration 0.5 days
Team Central Short Courses

 Who should attend

Those who are appraisers for the ADC process.  Please be advised that if you attend the "Having a good conversation for appraisers" there is no requirement to also attend the "Preparing for your Appraisal and Development Conversations" meeting.

Learning outcomes:

  • How to understand the wider strategic context in which everyone is working (via the balanced framework approach), how objectives and individual’s contributions fit into the strategic context in which we are working and how to articulate these strategic priorities to different audiences.
  • How to build confidence to discuss, agree and develop good quality objectives within the strategic context (via the balanced framework templates).
  • How to construct and create good quality, meaningful and developmental objectives.
  • Understand the importance of ongoing conversations supported by the annual ADC.
  • How to provide effective and constructive feedback over progress/achievements towards objectives and how to provide meaningful recognition of work/contribution including evidence for this.
  • How to give constructive feedback when things haven’t gone as well as they could have, exploration of the reasons for this and discussing/agreeing different ways of working, support/development required for the individual.
  • How to discuss and explore ‘how’ work has been achieved as well as what has been achieved (using the Building a Culture for Success Guide as a tool to facilitate this conversation).
  • How to have effective discussions about developmental needs and opportunities (both in the short and longer term) and the ability to sensitively manage relevant conversations around areas such as wellbeing, workload and work life balance.
  • How the ADC cycle works throughout the year i.e. when balanced frameworks are available, when objectives are agreed/reviewed, when development conversations should happen and what happens when objectives change in year.
  • The use of models to support skills learnt that can be taken away and used within regular conversations and the ADCs.
  • Practical knowledge on how to fill out the form.

Participants will be able to

  • Describe the ADC process;
  • Understand the role of the apprasier;
  • Help staff have clarity over their responsibilities, goals and priorities using Balanced Framework Template;
  • Enable reflective ADC conversations over progress, achievements, areas for development and contribution to the University.

Dear Training Delegate 

Your ADC Appraisers course will be delivered online.  The delivery time has been reduced to 90 minutes because group activity and discussion is not really achievable in this format, however, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and raise points and issues as we work through the material.  Please find attached a handout which I will refer to during the training.  This contains information to help you think through your approach to ADC.

ADC course handout

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