October 1999 No 181

Bookings are proving popular for lunchtime workshops on appraisal, to be held at the University of Leicester Centre for Labour Market Studies.

Participants from industry, commerce and the public sector across the country will meet at the University on Tuesday 2 November 1999 for presentations and group discussions on "Getting Appraisal to Work" run by the Competence Development & Performance Network.

The meeting will offer delegates an informal opportunity to examine performance appraisal, and sessions will look at new initiatives as well as current practices. Issues such as team appraisal, the role of appraisal in organisational change and the importance of both Union and individual support will be included.

Everyone with a professional concern for appraisal systems will find something of interest in the meeting, which is attracting newcomers as well as regular members of the CDP Network.

Presenters include Barry Kirkpatrick and Brian Bell from the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and Ian Grayling, MTD Associates, Leicester and among the topics to be covered are "Appraisal: a standards based approach" and "Appraisal: plague or panacea?"

Diane Stone, CDP Network Co-ordinator at the Centre for Labour Market Studies said: "Many people are involved in setting up and delivering appraisal systems. This workshop aims to share with delegates the findings of a system developed by one of the Network member organisations."

Dr Valerie Pugh, Network Director, added: "The event will also offer delegates an opportunity to debate topical issues in this area of human resource practice."

The cost of the meeting is 75 for CDP Network members and 115 for non-members.

For bookings and further information please contact Judith Smith, Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester, 0116 252 5954, fax 0116 252 5953.

Note to editors: The meetings will take place at the Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester on Tuesday 2 November 1999 at 10.45 am - 3.00 pm. For more details contact Diane Stone, Centre for Labour Market Studies, tel 0116 252 5983, fax 0116 252 5953.

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