PDR gives reviewers the opportunity to:
- Spend time with individuals to discuss their roles, development, achievements and contributions
- Recognise achievements, contributions and review the impact of development through constructive conversations
- Prioritise and plan development needs for the individual and the department
- Ensure that their teams and reports understand agreed goals and aspirations that collectively contribute to the aims of the department and the wider University
- Hear feedback and generate suggestions for enhancing the work of the individual, team or the department
The resources below have been put together to aid your understanding of the key elements of the PDR process and provide practical guidance to support you in fulfilling your responsibilities as a reviewer. If you are new to the role of a reviewer it would be advisable to complete the Moodle course in the list below and familiarise yourself with the 'How To' guide.
|Introduction to PDR for Reviewers: a short moodle course is available, introducing the key elements of PDR for reviewers and skills to support successful conversations||Frequently Asked Questions: a webpage has been developed to provide responses to FAQs, which may be updated throughout the year.|
|Benefits, roles and responsibilities: a summary of the key practical considerations for reviewers, including the PDR process flowchart||PDR Conversation Techniques: guidance on listening and handling difficult conversations to enable an effective conversation|
|Additional responsibilities of HoD: including information on the completion of a departmental development summary||PDR top tips: a short animated video highlighting the points about PDR from the reviewers perspective. These top tips are also available as a pdf|
|Goals and objectives: guidance on planning and prioritising development needs as a reviewer in this core element of the PDR process.||Goal ratings: details on capturing a rating against individual goals is being encouraged for colleagues in Professional Services and CCSG in 2018|
|SB video resources: a range of short video learning resources are available to help address specific workplace conversations and issues||Influencing Skills and Approaches: a self-directed learning guide, which can be found in LDCs catalogue of self-directed learning guides.|
|How to ... Complete a Personal Development Review (PDR): download the full guide to understanding the PDR process and your role/responsibilities within it||Assertiveness and handling conflict: a further self-directed learning guide exploring five different ways of handling conflict.|
Guidance on how to complete the new online PDR form (relevant to some colleagues in Professional Services and CCSG in 2018) will be available here shortly.