SOAS University of London

Staff Development

Staff Development & Review

Staff Development Review meetings (SDRs) are an opportunity for all members of staff to have substantial, uninterrupted time with their line managers for an in-depth discussion about past achievements, future goals, and personal and professional development. These should happen annually and be planned and prepared for appropriately. Please see the guidance on the Prepartion for Role Holders and the SDR Procedure Documentation for further details. 

This session we are piloting a new form - the Staff Development Review Form - Pilot 2018/19 (msword; 60kb) - and will be collecting feedback on this. Please see the guidance given on pages 7-8 if you have any queries, or contact

To support staff in their SDR conversations, we are offering an online course called Managing Performance with Connected Conversations; please click on the link for more information.