Personal Review and Development Plan (PRDP)
PRDPs support the application of Imperial Expectations. When done well, PRDPs:
- Celebrate achievements
- Enhance performance
- Help staff to develop careers
- Identify individual development plans
The College is committed to creating a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated staff community across all disciplines, functions and activities. One of the ways we do this is through the annual Personal Review and Development Plan process (PRDP).
People perform at their best when they feel engaged and valued, are clear about what they need to achieve, and are given opportunities to learn and develop. The PRDP process is one significant method we use to help us achieve this"
Information about PRDPs
A PRDP is a conversation that focuses on the previous year's work, plans and objectives for the forthcoming year, and includes the preparation of an individual development plan.
It is recommended that PRDPs take place on a regular annual cycle, in line with local requirements.
The conversation in a PRDP is broader in focus than in more regular one-to-ones. Time should be specifically allocated to cover a review of the previous year, and to discuss and agree the specific aims and objectives for the next year, which should include details of personal and career development and aspirations.
Training and support
PRDP Briefing Sessions are offered to individuals as part of the open training programme. They can also be delivered directly to specific departments upon request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learning and Development Centre offers a range of programmes to support effective PRDP conversations:
- Imperial Leadership and Management Development Programme is aimed at leaders, managers and supervisors.
- Imperial Professional Development Programme focuses on developing key skills, knowledge and attitudes expected for effective performance across all roles.
There are further sources of support for your development including:
Your PRDP forms
The College produces guidance and forms to support meaningful PRDPs. They are prompts, to shape and support meaningful conversations. They suggest topics to be covered and provide a basic means of recording the most useful areas of the PRDP conversation.
To reflect the general differences in roles and responsibilities, sample forms have been created for:
- Academic Job Family PRDP Form (Word)
- Learning and Teaching Job Family PRDP Form (Word)
- Professional Technical and Operational Job Family PRDP Form (Word)
- Research Family Postdoc and Fellow PRDP Form (Word)
Appraisals for Clinical Academic Staff are agreed between Imperial and associated NHS Trusts, information and forms are available.
Departments may create their own documentation as long as they contain some core elements. Learning and Development Centre consultants will work with departments wishing to vary documentation.
If you have questions about PRDPs, then you can contact Lindsay Comalie, Learning & Development Consultant (Equality Focus).