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Performance Management – training course

Course Overview

The shift to remote and hybrid working requires a more fluid approach to performance management which moves beyond the static annual goal-setting to more regular conversations about objectives and performance.

Managers should encourage dialogue and openness to create engagement around, and track progress against, measurable goals, as well as identify strengths and development areas.

Our interactive, two-hour training courses get straight to the heart of a topic and provide actionable steps to implement the key learning points.

Courses are delivered in-company by our subject experts either face-to-face or virtually.

Participants learn how to use a performance management approach to optimise individual and team performance. They will learn how to set, monitor and review stretching targets and provide regular and candid feedback to the people they manage.

Participants on performance management will be able to

  • Set SMART objectives and keep team members on track to achieve them
  • Identify suitable measures for monitoring progress
  • Give candid feedback and secure commitment to any change required
  • Prepare and conduct a positive end of review period meeting
  • Use Performance Management as a development tool

Attendees say

“The best session on performance reviews I have ever attended in my working career.” 

“The course trainer was enthusiastic and made a brilliant attempt at fitting the course to our environment. Some of the discussions around employee feedback were a good reminder of the importance of regular feedback.”

Our clients say

“The sessions are extremely engaging and Paul is always happy to mold the training sessions to suit our individual business and staff.”

Lucy Partner, Head of Partnerships and Client Accounts, Yoke Network

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Setting Performance Objectives

  • 120 minutes
  • Suitable for those managing others
  • Face-to-face and virtual
  • Interactive – group work/pairs/action plan
  • Supported by course notes
  • Typically 4-15 participants
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One of the best training courses I’ve attended – really engaging trainer, who was really friendly and gave great relevant examples, to help make the leadership styles feel real.

 

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I’m glad we decided to go ahead with this, the importance of investing in your team is that much greater in an increasingly remote & distributed workplace. 

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My role as a new manager would be much harder had it not been for this course.

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The energy of Catherine was wonderful, for a course that needs people to feel motivated we couldn’t have asked for more.

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It has been great to learn as we go together and to partner with a team who really listens, is flexible and responsive to our needs, and provides us with brilliant training resources.

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This course was really eye-opening for me and has helped me understand what I need to do to look after myself and therefore be a better source of support as a manager.

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Very interesting content and applicable in real-life situations. The trainer was excellent – knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining.

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Open, engaging, fluid, and informative. A nice balance of allowing our group to collaborate and share, with trainers  really serving as guides with occasional course correction.

Attendee on Leadership Styles

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Structure, hints, and tips were useful. Discussions were open and the trainer was very friendly and engaging and made sure everyone participated.

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The 1-1 coaching sessions were incredibly valuable and led to a significant increase in effectiveness at work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul for 1-1 coaching.

- Steven Fisher Markel International

Fast-paced, interesting, relevant, and practical content. Good structure of talking and breakouts, the time flew by.

Attendee on Building Resilience

 

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Just another thank you from me for today’s session. Went down really well and people were talking about the models and continuing the discussion throughout the afternoon.

- Fiona Andrews Partner and Head of Organisation Development, Towergate Insurance

Paul has exceptional ability to take on and manage complex and sensitive programmes with an eye to the constraints of budget. The quality of advice to the business-leaders was first-rate. I would not hesitate to work with Paul and his organisation again.

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I value working in partnership. We have built a relationship that has led to pilots, tweaks and better results. I would recommend BiteSize Learning for their delivery and understanding of client’s needs.

- Andrea Farrell Head Organisational Development and Learning Manager, University of The Arts London

“I wanted to say a big thank you for the training you ran for us last Friday. The feedback has been universally positive, and it was certainly one of the best training sessions I’ve ever attended.. I think it gave many people some tools to be much more confident in interacting, which was exactly the aim!”

- Hannah Purves Claims Director, Markel International

“This is definitely the way forward for management training, as far as I am concerned.”

- Professor Niamh Moran Head of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland