Training: Preparing the annual performance review

Module Objectives

  • To understand and implement the conditions for successful performance review interviews: preparing, respecting the structure of the interview, creating the right conditions to encourage listening and communication.

Module Program

  • Preparing the annual performance review.
  • Starting the interview in a way that encourages dialogue.
  • Conducting the review phase.
  • Setting objectives and concluding.

Key advantages

Key advantages

  • The method is both thorough and practical, and is relevant to your context.
  • How to build genuine dialogue with your staff member through proper preparation and respect for the structure of the interview.

You'll be able to

  • Prepare the annual performance review in a structured manner.
  • Adopt an attitude that encourages constructive dialogue.
  • Implement the main steps of the annual performance review.
  • Maintain the progress of the interview via a series of key points.

For whom?

Target audiences

  • All managers required to conduct annual performance reviews.


  • Prior managerial knowledge.

What our clients say about us – RICS

As a leading global provider of e-learning content, with a real understanding of our business, Cegos were a natural choice of supplier to partner with to populate our in-house Learning Management System (LMS) and grow our online CPD offering.

Pierpaolo Franco

Global Director of Training Products, RICS

What our clients say about us – Total

At Cegos, we found all the skills necessary to design this bespoke training module. The Cegos team demonstrated strong engagement, professionalism and availability to make the project a complete success.

Patrick Antoine

Manager, Total Digital Academy

What our clients say about us – Nissan

We chose Cegos for its ability to provide guidance and support on aspects other than training expertise. This team of motivated, responsive professionals was able to satisfy our request for greater participant engagement and attentiveness, using a fun but effective approach to training.

Nadine Vienne

Section Manager Network Training and Sales Method, Nissan

What our clients say about us – Hutchinson

We decided to set up the Purchasing University to build our function's professional skills and develop a common set of standards and tools. We chose Cegos to be our partner in this initiative, which gives us the added advantage of being able to design new training modules to meet the demands of a fast-moving international market.

Pascale Garois

Hutchinson Group

What our clients say about us – Sun Chemical

Working in partnership with Cegos allowed us to bring about a real change in attitude to value selling across the group. The training they provided was a real eye-opener for many of the staff, and supported a company wide drive to build better long-term customer relationships.

Mark Frost

Commercial Director, Sun Chemical

What our clients say about us – Berendsen

We had already put in place LEAD Development Centres for our senior leader group, and it was very important to introduce Centres that would work for our large population of Plant Managers across Europe. Cegos have been excellent partners in helping us get the design right, and then in the delivery of lively, action learning based programmes. I have greatly enjoyed seeing our managers have ‘light bulb’ moments!

Chris Thrush

Berendsen Group Director, Human Resources