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SDPR: Conducting an effective review

A summary where you can check whether this course meets your development needs and review pre-work, online tools and course dates.

Course overview

A mandatory course for all line managers before conducting your first Staff Development Performance Review (SDPR) at the University.


2019/2020 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.

This workshop will enable you to conduct effective reviews for those you line manage by focusing on the purpose and principles of an effective review conversation. The course will cover:

  • preparing for the review meeting
  • conducting the review meeting
  • key skills around using questions, active listening and feedback - techniques
  • setting SMART objectives

Who should attend

This course is suitable for you if you are a manager or supervisor, (other than staff working in Education and Research job family) who will be conducting an SDPR for the first time at the University.

Presenter: Lisa Hegan, HRd Bristol


Pre-work

Review and complete pre-work for this course.


Before attending this course you will need to:

  • think about someone you will be reviewing and any recent tasks or projects they have completed, and potential performance objectives
  • familiarise yourself with the relevant SDPR forms and related guidance
  • complete the online ‘Staff Development & Performance Review (SDPR)’ module on Moodle (accessed via self-enrolment)

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • explain why performance and development reviews are carried out
  • describe the principles of a review meeting
  • describe and demonstrate some of the skills involved in carrying out a review
  • recall where to find internal training and development provision

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

Review how this course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups.


The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. The three key behaviours related to this course are listed 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.


Related online learning and resources

Access online tools and support on-demand.



Book or cancel your place

Find out how to book or cancel your place, plus read guidance on required timescales and discussions with your managers.


Discussing your learning and development with your line manager

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking, and have also jointly discussed the following with your line manager to ensure that the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual/team goals
  • the expected outcomes (i.e. what is expected to change/improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS.

Book a place

Once a course date has been arranged you can book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). You must book a place to be able attend. Download instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

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

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Download instructions on how to cancel your place using ESS.

Please cancel your place as early as possible, and at least 3 days in advance, to allow others to book instead.

Course dates

Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

You can review and complete the pre-work for this course and access the related online learning and resources at any time, even if you have not booked a place yet.

Booking details

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Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.