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PDR Training for Reviewers (Professional Services)



Leadership and Management.


Management Know-How.

About this course:

A great PDR has nothing to do with the forms and all to do with the quality of the conversation! The workshop will not cover the forms and process (which we will ask you to acquaint yourself with before the workshop) but will explore the purpose of the PDR process and promote a coaching style of review.

It also considers the role of the PDR within the wider performance management context.

This course is mandatory for all staff who will conduct PDRs and is most effective if completed a few months before PDRs are planned.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will:.

- Understand the purpose of PDRs.

- Be able to play an active role in making the PDR a useful, engaging and productive conversation.

- Be confident in setting SMART objectives.

- Feel well-equipped to give meaningful feedback.

- Understand when and how to use coaching styles and techniques.

Who should attend this course:

All Professional Services managers/supervisors who will conduct PDR reviews.

This is a mandatory course.


Rachel Brewer, People Development.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"A really professionally conducted training course, from an experienced trainer - very impressive".

"Enjoyable training - lots to take away".

"Really opened up my view about how to use PDR positively".

"Very engaging course, right length of time and relevant".

"Good way to meet colleagues in similar roles and share ideas/experiences/knowledge".

Before the course:

Please have a look at the PDR forms and guidance offered here: You should also find out details of how the PDR process works in your department, as there may be particular points you wish to raise during the workshop.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development, please contact for any queries.

25/04/2018 Streatham: Forum Training Room 10:00 12:00 Free Rachel Brewer Fully booked

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