Personal development review
Many staff find it helpful to set aside some time at intervals for a discussion with a mentor or colleague about how they might develop their careers. The Institute offers support to departments and individuals in introducing 'PDR' schemes to suit their needs and based on principles agreed by the University's Personnel Committee.
To find out if your department has a PDR scheme, contact your departmental administrator.
Support for PDR
The Institute has produced a set of guidelines for departmental administrators who are seeking to introduce new schemes or update existing schemes.
If you review staff under an existing PDR scheme, or are being reviewed as part of your PDR scheme, you may find the PDR handbook for reviewers useful. The handbook sets out the key processes involved in PDR and outlines some of the key skills.
If you would like a printed copy of the handbook or require further information, contact Liisa O'Brien.
If you would like to discuss other ways that the Institute might be able to support your implementation of PDR – for example, through specific skills training please contact Bill Dunn.