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PDR Training for Academic and Research Staff



Leadership and management.


Management Know-How.

About this course:

A great PDR is all to do with the quality of the conversation, consequently this workshop will not cover the forms or details of the process, which we will ask you to acquaint yourself with before the workshop.

Instead we will explore the purpose of PDRs, how to employ a coaching style and examine your role as an academic mentor.

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:

This course is a combination of the PDR and Mentoring Skills for Academic Leads ( and the PDR Training for Reviewers of Research Staff ( courses arranged for colleagues at the Penryn Campus.

By the end of the session you will be equipped to carry out a PDR.

Who should attend this course:

- Academic Leads who will conduct PDR reviews with other academic staff.

- Staff who review research staff (using the research staff PDR form).


Clive Betts (People Development)

This course occurs on the following dates
25/01/2018 Penryn: Du Maurier Building, Lecture B 10:00 12:00 Clive Betts 13
25/01/2018 Penryn: Du Maurier Building, Lecture B 13:00 15:00 Clive Betts 15

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