Reflect, Plan, Develop


The first stage of the process is to reflect upon and discuss what has happened over the past 12 months in terms of your key successes, challenges and development activities that have been undertaken.

Depending on the nature of your role, a good starting point could be reviewing your RPD Form from your most recent RPD conversation, in order to familiarise yourself with any objectives, goals or targets set.

The following questions may also be helpful to prompt your reflection:

  • What were your key priorities or objectives during the past 12 months?
  • Summarise your views on the outcomes of these priorities
  • What were your key successes during the last 12 months?
  • What aspects did you find challenging during the last 12 months?
  • Is there anything you could have done differently over the past 12 months?
  • What tasks or projects will you continue to work ongoing the next 12 months?
  • What have you learnt? How have you grown in your role?
  • What development activities have taken place during the last 12 months?


The following resources may be helpful when collating information to answer the above questions and facilitate the ‘reflect’ part of the conversation with your reviewer. However, this list is not exhaustive and there may be additional career-specific guidance available:



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