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


2022/23 Semester 1 courses: This half day (in-person) course will run in November and January.

This workshop delivered in-person (on campus) and aims to help staff 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

Course structure

  • This course will be delivered on campus, an in-person event, 1 x 2 hour session.
  • There is a requirement to complete pre-work in advance of attending the in-person session.
  • You must be able to commit to all elements.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for you if:

  • you are about to be reviewed for the first time
  • you would like a refresher
  • you have previously found review meetings difficult to prepare for

Presenter: Lisa Hegan and Alexandra Stanley, HRd Bristol

Pre-work

Review and complete pre-work for this course.


This course uses blended learning to make the most of your time, focusing the live sessions on interaction, knowledge sharing and practice, and ensuring you have plenty of opportunities to embed learning on the job. Please note that you will need to complete all accompanying work and come to the session prepared and ready to engage with your colleagues.

Before attending this course you will need to:

The pre-work for this course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Click on the weblink to access the course materials including pre work.

Intended learning outcomes

Check whether this course meets your development needs.


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

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). Places will be available to book on self-service up to 24 hours before the course, to allow for participants to complete the required pre-work. 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

  • Wednesday 11 January 2023, 2pm to 4pm

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.