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Performance Development and Management

PDM imagePerformance management recognises that the effective operation of the University depends on the knowledge, skills and performance of its staff. It is about working in a way that will enable continuous performance improvement in line with the University’s direction, and will at the same time increase staff innovation and job satisfaction.

The following links contain information to assist staff and managers to achieve an effective performance management process.


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Let's Talk - People Management Video Series

Video Vignettes for Performance Development and Management Conversations (Academic and Research).  Topics include:

The following resources have been produced to assist local managers, program directors, Heads of School go about planning and leading a range of people management conversations. This first series cover performance development and management conversations with Academic staff.

In line with the University’s Performance Management Policy and Collective Agreement, Performance Development and Management (PDM) training is compulsory for all supervisors responsible for conducting performance management.  Nominated supervisors, yet to undertake training, will be contacted directly with further details. 

For further information about UniSA PDM Framework contact your local Human Resources team.