Everybody should take an interest in and responsibility for their own development. Your manager should be encouraging and supporting this activity, but there is a lot you can do yourself.
The Personal Review and Development Plan (PRDP), the College’s appraisal scheme, provides a strong basis for identifying development need and opportunity. However, you don’t have to wait until your PRDP to start making plans. You should, on a regular basis, review your work and consider how you can make sure that you:

  • Work effectively and achieve goals that are important.
  • Plan to keep yourself updated and prepared for future challenges.
  • Proactively seek and use the opportunities available.
  • Contribute to the objectives of the team to which you belong.
  • Comply with the CPD requirements of your profession.

Leaders, managers and supervisors, and staff aspiring to these roles, will also find it useful to assess their development needs against Imperial Expectations. These are a set of seven statements which articulate how the College expects staff in these roles to behave.

Where do I start?

The Learning and Development Centre provides a wide range of courses to support personal, professional and leadership development:

We also provide one-to-one support and guidance for members of staff seeking help with the personal development planning process.

Personal Review and Development Plans (PRDPs) are a key tool for managers and staff to maintain top performance and feel engaged.

You can find more information on the Personal Review and Development Plan including guidance notes and forms on the HR website: Personal Review and Development Plan (PRDP)