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CPD Approx.1:00 Hours

P182 Appraisals and Reviews - How to Make Them Meaningful, Rather Than a Tick Box Activity

Speaker: Lyn Paxman

  • About This Course

Appraisals are often seen as something we must do because it meets compliance requirements and because we know it’s probably good practice, but somehow, they end up feeling like a paperwork irritation, rather than something worthwhile. When you’re a busy manager with lots to do, the last thing you want is to spend time on something that doesn’t add value. This recorded webinar interactive course focusses upon how we can ensure that appraisals are worthwhile, both for you as a manager and for your team. This course is for anyone who carries out appraisals - Principals, Practice Managers, Head Dental Nurses, Head Receptionists and any kind of people manager.


This course aims to provide an overview of how to ensure that appraisals are worthwhile, both for you as a manager and for your team.


  • To discuss the three elements which make an appraisal successful and how to prepare.
  • Understand the purpose of an appraisal so it becomes a beneficial activity.
  • Why a yearly appraisal conversation probably is a waste of time and how to make sure it is not.
  • How and when to give feedback to ensure your appraisal conversation is valuable and positive.
  • To set a goal or not to set a goal?  We will explore this question and how to make goal setting meaningful.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this recorded interactive webinar course, you will understand how to make an appraisal a beneficial and worthwhile activity for both you and your team.

GDC Development Outcomes

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