Learning resources

Training on the performance appraisal process

Employees and managers can benefit from utilizing the online resources and classroom training on the performance appraisal process. Learn online at your own pace or take a class with colleagues to gain new skills, ask questions, and learn from others.

Instructor-led classes are scheduled throughout the summer, and online resources are always available. Sign up through the UC Learning Center with your UCOP username and password. Search for the title and register for the session you want to attend, or browse the catalog to find additional online resources on Performance Management.

Classes for employees

  • The Employee Role in Performance Appraisals
    This instructor-led training class helps employees learn to effectively participate in the entire performance appraisal process.

Sessions for managers

  • Manager Overview of Performance Review Process
    Departments will meet with HR Business Partners for this 90 minute session to review the annual review process, available tools and discussion of how to maximize feedback to employees.
  • Conducting Performance Appraisals
    This 4-hour class helps supervisors prepare, write evaluations and conduct the performance appraisal conversation to provide effective and meaningful feedback..
  • Setting Performance Expectations
    As a foundation for the performance management process, setting expectations is an important component of reviewing and managing performance. It is strongly recommended that all managers take this class, and that new managers make it a high priority.
  • Online Courses
    Online courses for managers can be accessed through “UC People Management” listing in the course catalog at the UC Learning Center.  “Setting Performance Expectations,”  “Giving Feedback and “Conducting Performance Appraisals” are key courses to take during the review process
  • Online tutorials providing detailed information about the Halogen eAppraisal system are available for employees and managers.  Access through the UC Learning Center, and search for “UCOP Halogen eAppraisal Tutorial.”