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Durham University

Annual Development Review (ADR)

Key Principles of the ADR

The ADR is underpinned by the beliefs that our staff should:

i. Have the opportunity to understand what is expected and required of them in their role

ii. Have the opportunity to reflect upon and receive feedback on their role with respect for what they have achieved and any challenges they have had to face

iii. Have the opportunity to discuss, in a safe and constructive manner, any factors that have affected the achievement of priorities and objectives

iv. Have the opportunity, using the Realising Your Potential Approach to reflect on the behaviours that underpin their role, how they display these and what behaviours they need to develop for the future

v. Have the opportunity to step out of their day to day context and consider their role and career from a wider perspective

vi. Have the opportunity to understand how their role contributes to the success of their part of the organisation and to the University as a whole

vii. Be supported, on an ongoing basis, through the appropriate management and governance structure of their part of the University

viii. Have the opportunity to discuss development needs in relation to the requirements of their role and career aspirations.