Appraising Performance

Learn how to get the best out of your staff.
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Welcome to Appraising Performance from LearnSmart.

LearnSmart is Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Registered Education Provider (REP 3577). This course qualifies for the above credit hours toward the PMP® or CAMP® training contact hours or toward maintaining your current certification. Thus meeting the Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirement necessary to continue their PMP® Certification or for experienced project managers wanting to brush up on their education.

If you're interested in becoming an accomplished project manager, this training will give you valuable real-life project management techniques. Learn the skills you need to be an effective project manager - this course qualifies for 3.50 PDU credit hours toward your PMP® certification from PMI®.

Course Overview:

Appraising performance is a continuous process, one that should bring out the best in both a manager and his/her employees. When handled properly and effectively, it can encourage – even inspire – people to strive toward personal growth and improvement. LearnSmart's Performance Appraisal course deals with planning – developing a performance plan that includes realistic, meaningful performance goals – and the unique role of the manager in today's workplace, where telecommunication fosters relationships with employees you never see. Specific topics include performance goals, motivational techniques, and systematic performance assessment.


Learn from others! Here are some reviews from the participants enrolled in this course (Click on reviews to see full list of reviews)

  • Smart method to learn - This course is helpful and using smart way to motivate thinking and understanding. The instructor has a professional delivery method, and the he materials are interesting and creative specially the flashcards and the exercises -- Ibrahim Alsayed
  • This course is of high quality - This course will let you become a PMP and CAMP master and it will explain you every concept. The instructor is highly engaging and highly motivating. Can't be better. Thank you -- Saber Tlili
  • Excellent class! -- I already have my PMP, but wish I had this class as a study tool prior to taking the test. I am confident that a person who studies the materials presented in this course should have no problem with the exam. I took the class for the PDUs to keep my certification up. On completion of the class I followed the instructions, and had no problem registering the credits with PMI -- Robert Vroom

PMI, PMP, and CAMP are a registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisites for this course - A computer with Internet

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to develop a performance plan where you can set achievable goals for personal and professional development.
  • This course also encourages you to take different perspective and helps you build better relationships with your colleagues.
  • At the end of this course, you will have learned how to motivate your staff to get the best out of them in an effective and meaningful manner.
  • This course qualifies for 3.50 PDU credit hours toward the PMP® certification from

Who is the target audience?

  • Professionals looking to deepen their understanding of human resource and management responsibilities, and how to effectively do them.
  • Project managers who are looking to keep their project management certification and fulfill their professional development hour requirements.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Pre-Assessment
13 questions
Section 2: Introduction
Introduction to Appraising Performance
Section 3: Assessing Performance Continuously
Performance Goals
Model Templates
SMART Methodology
Determining Goals
Remote Employees
Methods of Monitoring and Documenting Performance
Goal Setting Under MBO
Traditional Monitoring Methods
Motivational Techniques
Motivational Training
Management Leadership
Limitations of Employee Rating Systems
Numerical Rankings
Comparison Methods
Chapter 1 & 2 Quiz
6 questions
Section 4: Performance Reviews
Conducting Effective Performance Appraisal Discussions
Review Preparation
The Review Itself
Administering Disciplinary Responses
Dealing with Disciplinary Issues
Suspension and Termination
Section 5: Developing Employees
Diversity of Employees
Behavioral Differences
Employee Styles
Creating Challenging Employee Development Projects
Employee Development Plans
Employee Self-Analysis
What Happens Next
Training Programs
Maximizing Effectiveness
"What's In It For Me?"
Employee Orientation
Section 6: Summary
Chapter 3-5 Quiz
7 questions
Section 7: Final Exam
Final Exam
12 questions
Supplementary Materials

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Instructor Biography

LearnSmart LLC, Smarter Training. Never Open a Textbook Again.

LearnSmart has served the learning community with high-quality professional skills and IT certification training since 1997. In that time, the company has helped thousands earn career-related certifications from respected vendors, such as Project Management Institute (PMI)®, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, Oracle, and EC-Council. LearnSmart offers over 1,000 courses covering IT, project management, administrative, HR, and workplace safety topics. With a rapidly growing clientele of individuals and corporations, LearnSmart serves a broad range of Fortune 500 companies to universities, as well as government institutions and the armed forces.

LearnSmart is able to meet diverse career and learning needs through its extensive selection of training. LearnSmart uses industry experts to give learners the most up-to-date content in a video format as well as training resources including; reference tools, pretests, study guides and labs. For more information about how we can help pinpoint and solve your individual or multi-user training challenges.

PMI is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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