Assessment and Development Centres

Development centres not only help people to identify the need for personal development or behavioural change, they are also a powerful means of identifying emerging talent with high potential.

They achieve this by providing a thorough, accurate and objective synopsis of participants’ strengths and development needs in relation to a set of competencies or behaviours.

They are increasingly used in such areas as:

  • Recruitment and promotion
  • Identification of training and development needs
  • Organisational planning
  • Identifying future potential
  • Team building

We design and run high quality assessment and development centres to support large people development programmes, recruitment initiatives or one-off appointments

How we work with you

We take time to ensure that we fully understand the client’s goals, challenges, culture, people and structure, so that we are able to design realistic, engaging and highly effective simulation exercises

We have a team of talented and experienced actors to support the facilitators who are running the assessment or development centres. Our actors have all worked in business and understand the issues and therefore can connect accurately and credibly with the person and situation they are portraying

They are able to gain the trust of the learner and are qualified to deliver high quality feedback and coaching.

Our teams knowledge and expertise comes from practical experience in the quality roles they have held, the businesses they have worked with, the projects they have undertaken and continuous professional development.

Occupational psychology expertise underpins all of our work, which we combine with practical experience to enable clients to accurately select and develop key staff.

We have extensive experience in developing competency frameworks to support assessment/development processes, and in working with pre-existing organisational behaviour or competency frameworks.

Above all, we focus on the participant experience, so that those being assessed and developed feel committed to the outputs, and motivated to act upon them.