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Durham University

Annual Development Review (ADR)

Pilot Annual Performance Development Review (APDR) Process

An amended approach to the current ADR process is being piloted for Professional Services (PS) senior leadership staff (UEC, Grade 9 and Grade 10 PS roles) from September 2019 - May 2020.

This incorporates;

  • End of year review of performance
  • Leadership behaviours review
  • Objectives
  • Personal Development Plan
  • Recommended Performance Rating.

This is referred to as the Annual Performance and Development Review (APDR). Briefing sessions on the APDR have been delivered, the slides used in the briefing session can be found here.

The documentation to be used in the APDR and some supporting information can be found at the links below.

Additional Support

Guidance notes for writing SMART objectives

Chartered Management Institute guidance notes for writing SMART objectives

An on line learning module is also available via DUO. Please log into DUO to access this resource.

If you have any queries or require any further advice or guidance prior to using the APDR approach please contact your HR Business Partner in the first instance, or Sophie Sowerby.