CPD Planning and PRA
University employees will have a formal Planning, Review and Appraisal (PRA) meeting with their line manager between June and September every year, during which work objectives and development goals will be set for the next academic year. The meeting will be supplemented with a less formal PRA review meeting six months later, along with regular one-to-one updates so that nothing in the annual meeting.
My CPD Plan
The CPD e-tool provides you with a personal area where you can plan and record professional development activity. Activities that count towards CPD are many and varied, for example:
Not only is the personal area useful for your PRA meeting (you can use the record to plan what you are going to say in the self-assessment), this is also a great way of building up a portfolio you can use throughout your career. All the information is yours and it is up to you how and even whether you share it.
Planning Review and Appraisal
At your PRA meeting you and your line manager will identify your development goals. Your CPD Plan is the ideal place for recording the activities that will lead to the fulfillment of those goals; activities can be ticked off as you complete them.
Your CPD Plan is intended to make keeping a CPD record easy – and enjoyable or, if you prefer, you can download a hard copy of a Personal Development Plan and Development Record, and guidance on how to use it, here.
The Planning, Review & Appraisal (PRA) - Form and Supplementary Guidance Notes are available from the HR Information Library. Click on the link below and enter PRA into the search box.