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PDR Reviewer Training for Reviewers of Research Staff



Leadership and management.


People Management.

About this course:

A great PDR is to do with the quality of the conversation! The workshop will not cover the forms and process in any detail so please acquaint yourself with these before the workshop.

Instead we will explore the purpose of the PDR and how to emloy coaching style of review.

It also considers the role of the PDR within the wider performance management context and explores the reviewer's role in providing career guidance to research staff at all stages of their career.

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 be able to:.

- Understand the purpose of PDRs.

- Get the best out of a PDR.

- Understand researcher role profiles, the research career path and the role of Vitae.

- Know the PDR process.

- Adopt a coaching style and deploy the GROW model: Goals, Reality, Options, Wrap-up.

Who should attend this course:

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


Dr Clive Betts (People Development)

What previous participants have said about the course:

"I didn't know about Vitae! Interesting discussions too".

"The career path and role profiles were new to me".

"A coaching style could be quite useful in our PDRs".

"Useful, timely reminder of how PDRs should be conducted".

Before the course:

Please familiarise yourself with the information and guidance here: .

You should also find out details of how the PDR process works in your Department/Faculty 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.

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