PDR Support and Resources

Support and Resources

There are a suite of resources to support you through your PDR.

The PDR Guidance document outlines the process in more detail including roles and responsibilities, the purpose of the PDR and what to expect in the PDR meeting. It also includes support and guidance on the individual components of completing a PDR, for example drafting objectives, University Behaviours and how to self-assess.

The User Guides provide step-by-step guidance on how to navigate the online system as: Reviewee, Reviewer, Line Manager and Monitor.

Throughout the roll-out we will offer 'PDR surgeries' for staff who require further support or would like to talk to a member of the project team. These are scheduled for the following dates and can be booked through Eventbrite:

  • Thursday 18 July 2019, 10am to 11am
  • Thursday 15 August 2019, 10am to 11am
  • Tuesday 27 August 2019, 10am to 11am

Expert Users have been identified within Faculties and Departments. You can find out who your expert user is at your departmental PDR briefing. Please click here for Expert User details.

Departmental PDR Briefings are being scheduled locally. All staff will be invited to one of these briefings.

All Reviewers are expected to attend the workshop "PDR – An overview for Reviewers”.

These forms are for reference only. All reviews must be carried out using the online form.

These forms are for reference only. All reviews must be carried out using the online form.

These forms are for reference only. All reviews must be carried out using the online form.


Training

FOR ALL STAFF

All staff will be in invited to attend a departmental briefing co-ordinated by your Head of Department. The briefing will include:

  • An outline of the review structure, timescales and process within your Faculty / Department
  • An overview of the PDR process and online form
  • Details of additional support, including the Expert User for your Faculty / Department


FOR REVIEWERS

  • ‘PDR: An Overview for Reviewers’ – Mandatory 90 minute workshop for all Reviewers. Outline of the new PDR process and online system.
  • ‘PDR: People & Performance’ – Mandatory full day workshop for those new to UoP or new to conducting PDRs.
  • ‘PDR: Making Conversations Count (Reviewers Workshop)’ – Optional 3 hour ‘soft skills’ workshop for experienced Reviewers.

PDR: An Overview for Reviewers

Target Audience

This course is mandatory for all Reviewers.

Session Outline

This session will outline the new system and process for Performance and Development Review (PDR) training.

For more information on the content of this course and dates of delivery, please see the the course profile.

PDR: People & Performance

Target Audience

Mandatory for any Reviewers responsible for conducting Performance and Development Reviews (PDRs) who are either new to the University or new to carrying out PDRs.

Session Outline

This workshop incorporates how to gain maximum value from the PDR process and is aimed at all Reviewers responsible for conducting PDRs who are either new to the University or new to carrying out PDRs.

For more information on the content of this course and dates of delivery, please see the the course profile.

PDR: Making Conversations Count (Reviewers Workshop)

Target Audience

For experienced Reviewers who would like to further develop skills to enable more effective PDR conversations.

Session Outline

This 3 hours skills workshop explores how to gain maximum value from PDR process and is aimed at experience Reviewers responsible for conducting PDRs.

For more information on the content of this course and dates of delivery, please see the course profile.