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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 workshops

Our in-house delivery option gives you the flexibility to train teams, groups and departments. Reducing delegate travel, training cost (significant saving when compared to our open public workshops) and environmental impact - as we train at your choice of location or online, in the UK or internationally. Options for tailoring content are available.

Prices quoted are based on 12 delegates per event, we can accommodate up to 20 delegates for an additional fee:

  • Face-to-face classroom workshops - delegates receive a printed workbook/materials.
  • Virtual learning sessions - delivered as highly interactive modular sessions using our Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Webex platforms or your own. Virtual workshops require access to a PC/Mac/tablet and internet connection, a webcam, speakers/headphones and enabled microphone, or attendees can simply dial in on their phone.

    The format will be similar to face-to-face classroom workshops, we always cover a core programme. It is delivered using interactive group learning sessions, lots of practice, group and individual feedback and 1-2-1 trainer coaching. We combine this with screen and document sharing, polls, interactive whiteboards and breakout rooms. Delegates receive access to an online workbook/materials that can be viewed online, downloaded to a portable device or printed. Printed workbooks are available at additional cost. 

Delegate places are available from £330pp + VAT.

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