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Course Category: Leadership & Management

How to get the most from your PDR (Appraisal) Training Course

Who Would Benefit

This training course would benefit any employee who is about to be the subject of a performance development review (or appraisal) with their line manager. The focus will be on how you (the subject) can get the most from the review meeting. 

Course Description

This PDR training (appraisal) course is specifically designed to address the needs of the employee or the 'subject' in the performance review meeting and not the line manager conducting that review. The key objective here is to help the employee to get the most out of their appraisal meeting by preparing thoroughly, managing differences of opinion and expressing their development needs succinctly.


If you are a line manager and require help and guidance in conducting performance review and appraisal meetings then you should see our Appraisals and Managing Performance  course by following this link:

Appraisals & Managing Performance Training Course | Maguire Training


  • CPD Points:3
  • Training Course Category: Management & Leadership
  • Training Course Duration: 1/2 day
  • Training Course Location: Virtual or classroom-based
Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the performance appraisal process and context
  • Display an understanding of the parameters of the performance appraisal
  • Show knowledge of self-awareness and personal development needs
  • Explain how performance is assessed and why
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of differing opinions on performance and how to address gaps
The Programme Includes:
  • The PDR process explained
  • Benefits of a PDR

       - For the business

       - For the individual

  • Rights and Responsibilities

       - How you and your manager can work together

  • How to get the most from your PDR

       - Preparation, preparation, preparation

       - Valid discussion areas

       - Discussion areas to avoid (pay and reward, for example)

  • Understanding feedback and how to evaluate differences of opinion

       - Resolving differences

  • Understanding your personal development needs

       - Knowledge, skills and attitude

  • Career planning and development
  • Setting SMART objectives
  • Action planning
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