Successful managers and supervisors invest time and attention in their employees, building trust and rapport by providing regular coaching and feedback. Appraising performance is a management skill that involves accurately summarizing and effectively communicating an employee’s accomplishments. The appraisal process includes discussing the employee’s development needs and self-assessment in a constructive conversation.

The purpose of this workshop is to help you conduct well-planned performance appraisals that result in performance improvement and employee commitment.


When you’ve completed this module, you will be able to:

  • Link performance evaluations to stated expectations.
  • Use descriptive language to coach for improvement.
  • Conduct effective performance appraisal discussions.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Time and Location

Apr. 18
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
North End Center


UOPD Faculty


$75, includes breakfast
Payment and Cancellation Information

Certificate Available

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Professional Development Certificate.