Workshop Details

Perfecting Performance Review Conversations


Performance reviews, also called appraisals, are one of various performance management tools that aim to ensure employees’ performance contributes to business objectives. They should be used as part of a holistic approach to managing performance. The value of annual performance reviews has increasingly been challenged in recent years in favour of more regular ‘performance conversations’. However, performance feedback remains a crucial aspect of the performance management cycle.

This practical session provides an understanding about what good performance reviews actually look like and how to do them, including preparation for, and practical experience of performance review conversations. This course provides you with the essential tools to help you have the best performance review conversations to make sure performance reviews aren’t only a box ticking exercise.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Identify the benefits of performance management
  • Prepare you to conduct effective performance conversations with your staff
  • Provide on-the-job coaching to improve performance and conduct formal structured feedback sessions

Topics Covered

  • Building and managing high performance teams
  • Motivation and goal achievement
  • Motivating for change
  • Managing performance
  • Delivering feedback
  • Identifying and supporting ongoing development

Who is this workshop for

This workshop is for anyone who has performance review conversations with their staff and wants to learn how to do it better.

Handouts/materials provided

Detailed handouts will be provided so that participants can refer to them later.

What to bring

A willingness to share previous experiences, participate in group discussions and practical application of your newly acquired skills.


Ali is a seasoned Learning, OD and Change professional. She has consulted widely to the public and private sectors on issues relating to organisational capability and effectiveness, organisation design, culture change, learning and development and her core passion sits in the assessment of how they all intersect with the future of work.

Prior to starting her own consultancy, Ali developed her expansive skills through her role as Learning and Organisational Development Manager for Jackson Macdonald, one of the states largest law firms. Here she developed the service delivery model for the new L&D team and led the organisational change, leadership, talent and capability efforts in a way that drove profitable business outcomes in alignment with company strategy.

Ali then joined EY where she was involved in delivering change programs for strategic and enterprise-wide transformations in the Asia Pacific. Clients included the Department of Indigenous Affairs within the Prime Minister and Cabinet, as well as the National Disability Insurance Agency, the Water Corporation and Fremantle Ports Authority.

One of Ali’s main career achievements was when she was made responsible for maintaining the integrity of the consulting skills curriculum for EY Oceania, EY’s global flagship consulting skills program.

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