The University has adopted a PDR scheme in order to provide every member of staff with the opportunity to:
- take time out to discuss their role and development, career aspirations and appropriate support required
- review how their development has supported their contribution and impact
- discuss their achievements and contributions
- connect individual goals and aspirations for the coming year to the aims of the department and the wider University
- have a record of the conversation and a personal development plan
The sections below highlight key aspects of the PDR process, including learning opportunities and resources to help you prepare and get the most out of the process.
|Personal Development Review for Reviewees: a short moodle course is available, introducing the key elements of PDR for reviewees||Frequently Asked Questions: a webpage has been developed to provide responses to FAQs, which may be updated throughout the year|
|Your benefits and responsibilities: consider your input in the process, including what to do in advance of a PDR meeting.||PDR Conversation Techniques: guidance on listening and handling difficult conversations to enable an effective conversation|
|Goals and objectives: guidance on drafting this core element of the PDR process, including the SMART model||What is a development need?Understanding and planning your development needs|
|Goal ratings: details on capturing a rating against individual goals is being encouraged for colleagues in Professional Services and CCSG in 2018|| PDR top tips: a short animated video highlighting the key points about PDR.
These top tips are also available as a pdf
|"What to say when someone criticises you": is a video learning resource available to support staff constructively respond in review discussions.||Careers Information for Staff: a resource page to support your broader career development considerations|
|Learning Development Centre (LDC): visit our Development Opportunities pages to view the range of workshops, activities and resources are available to support staff development||How to ... Complete a Personal Development Review (PDR): download the full guide to understanding the PDR process and your role/actions within it|
Details on how to complete the online PDR form will be available here soon, for colleagues in Professional Services and CCSG using this option in 2018.