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?
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?
Eileen Schofield, University Secretary
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.
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:
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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.