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The Gower Assessment and Development Centre
Assessment Activities




ISBN 9780566077937
Published November 28, 1997 by Routledge
614 Pages

 
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Book Description

Assessment and Development Centres offer a detailed and objective way of assessing your people's potential, whether you are trying to: ¢ establish training and development needs ¢ identify potential for promotion ¢ assess and select new recruits to your organization or using the centre in some other way. To make this assessment possible involves a huge investment in time, money and effort to plan, design, administer and run each centre and to effectively analyse and use all of the data it will generate. These three volumes are designed to help you set up and run your own assessment and development centres within your organization. Alternatively, if you already run centres, the manuals will allow you to evaluate and improve your administration, planning and assessment as well as to introduce new exercises. Volume 2: Assessment Activities contains full documentation for the participants, the assessors and the programme manager for running a range of assessment simulations of: ¢ meetings where co-operation is called for ¢ meetings where participants have conflicting aims ¢ activities where participants must plan for contingencies and handle interruptions ¢ presentations and talks ¢ one-to-one interviews ¢ report and proposal writing exercises. Other volumes: Volume 1 Planning and Administration Volume 3 In-Tray Simulations Each volume is available separately or as a three volume set.

Table of Contents

A short glossary of terms; Welcome to the Gower Assessment and Development Centre; The coding system; Codings for types of document; Codings for types of simulation and other activities. Consultancy (meetings where cooperation is required): Introduction; Assessor guidelines: professional factors; Assessor guidelines: management factors; Himberton; Thatchet; Start-up; Compofreeze; Recommendation (meetings where participants have conflicting aims): Introduction; Assessor guidelines: professional factors; Assessor guidelines: management factors; PQRS; Incentivo; Metrohospital; Special Projects. Contingency (activities where interruptions must be dealt with): Introduction; Assessor guidelines (group): professional factors; Assessor guidelines (individual): professional factors; Assessor guidelines (group): management factors; Assessor guidelines (individual): management factors; Small Zoo; Medanair; World Aid. Presentation (presentations and talks): Introduction; Assessor guidelines: professional factors; Assessor guidelines: management factors; Hobby; Short Talks; Training Topics; Topics; Employers and Government. Discussion (one-to-one interviews of various kinds): Introduction; Assessor guidelines: professional factors; Assessor guidelines: management factors; Change; Customer Calls; Enophelet; Erifbus; Ashley Jones; Garwan Phillips. Report (report and proposal writing activities): Introduction; Assessor guidelines: professional factors; Assessor guidelines: management factors; Group Trip; Consultancy; Erifbus; Ashley Jones; Incentivo; Conference; Garwan Phillips.

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Biography

Julie Hay has over 30 years experience in industry, government and the public sector and is currently Chief Executive of Training Consultancy AD International. She has been designing and running assessment and development centres since 1979, in organizations as diverse as airlines, insurance companies, local authorities, computer and IT companies and the probation service.