Goals & development for exempt staff

Graphic showing PDP cycle

As an exempt staff member at RRU you'll take part in performance and development planning (PDP) activities throughout the year, to help you set — and strive to reach — professional and personal goals.

These resources will help you plan for the PDP process.

PDP schedule

You'll begin the PDP process by setting professional and personal goals with your manager. You'll check in together at the mid-year point and again at the end.

Planning phase: completed by July 31
Performance phase Q1-Q2: October 15
Mid-year check-in: completed December 15
Performance phase Q3-Q4: completed by March 31
Final assessment: completed by May 30
Review phase: completed by May 30

Your role in the PDP process

You'll receive support throughout the process from Human Resources and your manager.

The resources below will help. Read about your role in the PDP process, how to use the e-PDP system and how to make the best of the experience.

Using the e-PDP system

Learn how to use the e-PDP system, including where to enter your goals and competencies.

How to use the e-PDP system (pdf)

Resources

You'll consider Royal Roads' organizational goals when you set your own through the PDP process. These university resources will help you focus your priorities:

Frequently asked questions

The PDP system has a lot of moving parts. Start with these FAQs to help you along. Information includes where to find your PDP from previous years, how to develop personal goals from RRU's strategic goals and how to set notifications in the e-PDP system.

Read the PDP frequently asked questions for staff.

Conversations with your manager

You'll have a PDP check-in with your manager several times a year. In these meetings, you'll discuss the progress toward your goals and reflect on the ways your competencies and skills support that progress.

These three documents provide prompts to help you focus the conversation on topics most important to you:

Rating scale

As you and your manager reflect on your performance, you'll use this established rating scale to help you assess yourself.