Tel: 0844 394 8877
Assessment and Development Centres are at the heart of many companies’ recruitment and promotion strategies, so being able to ‘perform’ well at a Centre is important to individuals who want to grow their careers. The challenge is that some highly competent people, due to lack of exposure to ‘formal’ assessment methodologies, find it hard to ‘put their best foot forward’ at this type of event, and so they (and their employer) miss out on opportunities that they are well suited for. This half-day workshop provides prospective Assessment and Development Centre candidates with the skills and self-confidence to perform at their best in the formal assessment environment, so that there is a ‘level playing field’ for all attendees. The training covers what assessors are looking for, how to dress, why body language is so important and how to engage positively in the assessment activities.
By attending this highly interactive and practical half-day course you will:
This course is for those who are attending an Assessment or Development centre and would like to (a) understand what assessors/observers will be looking out for and (b) appreciate how to perform well in an ‘assessed/observed’ environment.
Understanding the underlying principles of formal assessment and how to make a positive contribution in that environment.
In the context of formal assessment the secondary factors like dress code, evening meals and introductory drinks sessions can prove to be a minefield for the unwary. Here we look at some of the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of the ancillary aspects of a Centre.
People who do well in Assessment & Development Centre activities are relaxed and confident in the discussion-based activities, and purposeful when undertaking the written ‘case study’ and ‘test’ based assessment modes. Here we consider what it takes to handle the various types of challenges that a Centre can present.
Observation and feedback are the underpinning elements of the assessment process and this session is based on taking the output of the Group Discussion Activity and ‘deconstructing it’ to give insights into current performance levels and possible behavioural changes.
Discussing how to implement the learning from the workshop into daily life.
Feedback is based upon peer review using a BMC assessment checklist. Completing the BMC assessment checklist is not only valuable to the people involved in a given case study, it also helps those completing them to gain an in-depth understanding of the building blocks that make up an excellent strategy for coping with formal assessments.
Further information on this course is available by contacting
Boulden Management Consultants:
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Tel: 0844 394 8877