Undertaking CPD

Continuing Professional Development is a cyclical process involving development needs analysis, development planning, undertaking development, recording development and then reflection.


Researcher career development is part of the University’s integrated approach to Academic CPD.

Sheffield Hallam has licenced the RDF Planner to help researchers manage their development.  This enables development needs analysis (DNA), personal development planning (PDP), access to development and recording of development as an ePortfolio.  A guide to using the RDF Planner can be found here.  Although the RDF Planner is primarily for use by PGR students, research staff can also request an account

Please note, PGRs will need to request an external user account to access HR courses on the CORE system, as permissions for that system are drawn from staff payroll.  PGRs are though eligible to access these courses.