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A Career Development Review (CDR) is a timed, structured and confidential coaching-style discussion that can help you to reflect on your career to date and make decisions about your next steps and future career development. Its value is that allows us to focus on ourselves and what we want - which is something we rarely make time for. It is facilitated by an OCSLD consultant who is outside your normal team. It can also inform or follow up your PDR.
The CD review is underpinned by ideas from coaching and positive psychology and is a tool for connecting, communing, and enabling positive and sustainable action. The coaching mode encourages the individual in surfacing their own answers to big queries about satisfaction, meaning, fit and future. The positive psychology mode takes as read that movement and change are possible and that the experience of making well- considered choices on a small scale helps build a mindset for making more effective and strategic choices – both in and out of work.
Your consultant will agree a suitable, quiet venue with you for a one hour meeting. Typically, this might involve:
taking stock of your career to date
scoping ideas relating to your personal story
identifying skills, knowledge and practice gaps
establishing actions for self-research and to build self awareness
considering career options within or outside Brookes
discussing blocks and barriers
agreeing specific career objectives
rehearsing conversations in order to turn choices into action
Your consultant will take simple notes, keep time and be both supportive and challenging.