University of Bath

SDPR: Getting the most out of your review

A course for all staff to help you get the most out of your Staff Development and Performance Review (SDPR).

When this course runs


  • Thursday 7 September 2017
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Tuesday 10 April 2018
  • Thursday 10 May 2018
  • Monday 11 June 2018

Time: 2.00pm-3.30pm, unless otherwise stated

Presenter(s):Lisa Hegan, HRd Bristol

2017/18 courses: This course is likely to run in September, October, April, May and June - course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

About this course

This workshop aims to help those who are being reviewed for the first time to understand their role in this 2 way process. During the course delegates will have the opportunity to consider the objectives and benefits of performance review; explore the process and consider what they might wish to do in preparation for their review meeting. The course will cover:

  • the principles of a review meeting (considering the past, present and future)
  • preparing for the review meeting
  • setting SMART objectives

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • approach the annual review with greater confidence
  • explain why performance and development reviews are carried out
  • describe the principles of a review meeting
  • describe how you will prepare for your review meeting
  • explain the reason for SMART targets


Please note that before attending this course you should familiarise yourself with the relevant SDPR forms for your grade and job family and the related guidance.

We also recommend that you complete the online ‘Staff Development & Performance Review (SDPR)’ module on Moodle (accessed via self-enrolment) prior to being reviewed for the first time.

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
  • Developing 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

This course is suitable for staff who:

  • are about to be reviewed
  • would like a refresher
  • 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: