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Mastering Assessor Skills

Many organisations successfully use ‘Assessment or Development Centres' where multiple candidates work through numerous exercises. These are designed to focus on the skills and abilities important for the role and are highly predictive of future performance. However, attempting to assess multiple delegates at these events, without the appropriate training, can lead to the collection of poor candidate information which, in turn, leads to poor decisions being made. This practical programme provides delegates with the skills required to objectively assess people at assessment and development centres.

The Challenge

Many organisations successfully use  ‘Assessment or Development Centres' where multiple candidates work through numerous exercises. These are designed to focus on the skills and abilities important for the role and are highly predictive of future performance.

However, attempting to assess multiple delegates at these events, without the appropriate training, can lead to the collection of poor candidate information which, in turn, leads to poor decisions being made.  This practical programme provides delegates with the skills required to objectively assess people at assessment and development centres.

Workshop Benefits

  • Increases the predictive validity of your assessment processes - make the right people decisions first time
  • Reduce the possibility of bias impacting your thinking
  • Learn how to use a simple observation technique to develop your skills as an assessor
  • Get practical assessment experience in a safe environment

Workshop Outline

The 1-day workshop is highly practical putting theory in to action through engaging exercises.  Participants receive plenty of opportunity to practise their skills and receive constructive feedback from experienced assessment centre practitioners.

  • Background to Assessment Centres
  • Job analysis & competencies.
  • Your role as an assessor
  • Assessor Skills  - the ‘ORCE' model.
  • Practical sessions
  • Evaluating assessment data
  • Integrating assessment data
  • Candidate feedback

Who should attend?

This programme is designed for anyone who is/or will be involved in the assessment of people. If you would like to understand how to apply a simple and highly effective model to assess people this is the course for you. 

The course is also suitable for people who may be interested in refreshing their skills as an assessor at assessment or development centres.

In-house training

An in-house workshop is ideal for training teams and departments. They are the easiest way of training many delegates, making the most of your budget and reducing the need for costly delegate travel. In-house workshops typically result in a 50% saving per delegate cost, when compared to our open workshops.

Delegate places are available at £230pp + VAT.

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