Achieving Success

What is Achieving Success?

Achieving Success is a professional development review (PDR) framework that helps to achieve a culture of excellence in all that we do.

Achieving Success is fundamentally three-fold.  It explores:

1. What has the reviewee done (over the last 12 months)?

2. What is the reviewee going to do, for example, their objectives (over the next 12 months)?

3. What development is needed to support the reviewee to achieve their objectives?

Why Achieving Success?

The University is committed to enhancing our culture of excellence through the University - the engagement of staff with the University's strategic plan and the adoption of good work practices are core underpinning requirements to achieve this.

It is important that all staff understand how their role and work fits into the Universities priorities as well as having the opportunity to discuss their career and development needs with their manager/reviewer. Achieving Success is intended to provide clarification of what is expected of us in our roles, it answers the question - why are we here?

"Our people are the most valuable asset and the contribution of staff is critical to our success."

Eileen Schofield, University Secretary

There are fours stages that make up the Achieving Success process:

Stage 1 - Preparing for the conversation

Stage 2 - Having the conversation

Stage 3 - Capturing the conversation

Stage 4 - Regular check-in conversations

Download the Achieving Success Leaflet for further information. 

Achieving Success Leaflet

Capturing the conversation

Capturing the agreed objectives and development is an essential part of the Achieving Success process. Capturing the objectives in the form provides an evidence base that supports key processes such as Academic Advancement and Promotions Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Recognition Award Scheme. Generic Achieving Success forms can be found below:

Please click here to access the template Achieving Success review form.

Achieving Success short form

Find out more

The OD team run a number of Achieving Success briefing sessions throughout the year available to all staff. To attend a session, please see the staff development opportunities page. To access all other staff development opportunities please click here. 

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