University of Bath

SDPR for Education and Research Staff

A course for all staff in the Education and Research job family to help you prepare for your Staff Development Performance Review (SDPR).

When this course runs

Date(s): - Wednesday 27 September 2017 - Tuesday 16 January 2018 - Thursday 3 May 2018 - Friday 29 June 2018

Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm

Presenter: Dr Simon Inger, Talent Development Manager

About this course

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • explain the purpose and benefits of a well-conducted staff review process
  • use the documentation to focus and record the outcomes of an open, constructive discussion
  • conduct a discussion meeting to review performance, give feedback, agree future objectives and development needs

The session will work chronologically through the SDPR process, explaining the aims of the different steps, and discuss some case studies that illustrate the kinds of issues and conversations that may arise. It emphasises:

  • giving balanced, constructive feedback
  • setting goals in the context of the department, the University and the staff member’s career
  • listening and questioning
  • planning for the review meeting; setting and managing the agenda
  • agreeing responsibility for future actions, so that the process has long-term momentum

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. This course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted below:

  • Achieving results
  • Managing self and personal skills
  • Delivering self and others

Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.

Who should attend this course

Members of academic, teaching and research staff who:

  • will be reviewing staff under the University’s SDPR (“appraisal”) scheme
  • are about to be reviewed for the first time, or have previously found review meetings difficult to prepare for and attend

Booking a place

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

To book a place on a published course date please email, including the course title and date, your name and any access requirements you may have. Alternatively, you can call extension 6369.

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking.

Courses are scheduled subject to room availability. We will do our best to find rooms but if no rooms are available we may be forced to postpone or cancel the event.

Online learning and resources

Access online tools and support on-demand via the Development Toolkit, such as: