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Planning your development

Why is my development important?

Whether you need to take on new challenges, keep on top of developments in your field or enhance your performance at work, undertaking learning and development can help. By making sure you have the right balance of knowledge, skills and behaviours, you can achieve your goals and increase your job satisfaction.

The University is committed to ensuring that all staff benefit from a review of their performance and development needs, and has implemented the Development and Performance Review (DPR) process to support this.

How do I work out my development needs?

Your development needs are unique and to make sure you progress in the way you need, it’s worth thinking through your approach. The Learning and Development Centre offers a range of ideas and opportunities to help individuals develop. There are many other development opportunities in your workplace and outside. The step-by-step approach below may help you arrive at an effective personal development plan.




Click on a coloured box in the
Development Cycle to go to
the development stage.