Assessment and Development Centers (ADCs) are centers set up by an organization for continuous assessment of the competencies required to perform current, future or higher-level roles. They involve simulation of ‘near to actual’ work situations, observation of individual reactions and identifying strengths and areas that need working upon.
ADCs use Multiple Assessors, Multiples Competencies & Multiple Exercises
Assessment Centers use trained Assessors or Observers normally chosen from within the Organization. They are trained through intensive ‘Assessor Training Workshops’ in ORCE-Observation, Recording, Classifying and Evaluating.
Assessment and Development Centers help organizations move towards a competency-based culture. They are increasingly used to identify top talent or fast trackers and develop leaders/competencies for the future. They provide the organization with valid data for Potential appraisal, Selection, Job Rotation, and Promotions. ADCs have become even more important in current conditions where opportunities for promotion are few and yet many individuals who perform their existing roles well need to be encouraged to see the future in terms of development without obvious promotion.
TVRLS Expertise Lies In:
- Identifying competencies required for managers across various levels
- Designing exercises and simulations for assessment (Including use of in house Psychometric tests)
- Designing the complete ADC (evaluation framework, competency tool matrix, ADC reports, etc.)
- Developing in-house Assessor capabilities
- Conducting ‘Assessor Refresher’ programs
- Conducting ‘Self Discovery’ and ‘Self Management’ workshops for the ADC participants
- Development Dialogues to formulate Individual Development Plans (IDPs)
- Institutionalizing the ADC process by way of a customized reference Manual
Ready to use Psychometric Instruments
- Personal Effectiveness Scale
- Motivational Profile Scale
- My Beliefs Questionnaire (Interpersonal Trust)
- Work values Scale
- Internal External Locus of Control
- Leadership Style Inventory
- 360 Degree Feedback and Assessment Development Centers-Volume III (Dr. T V Rao, Nandini Chawla)
- Life after 360 Degree Feedback and ADCs-Vol. IV (Dr. T V Rao, Dr. S Ramnarayan, Nandini Chawla)
- Handbook for Development Action Plans (TVRLS)
Dr. T. V. Rao, (Chairman TVRLS) introduced the first known Assessment Center in India at Parishram in Gujarat, for selecting in-house project leaders. In the earlier days, he worked with David McClelland who initiated the Competence movement in the US and founded McBer and Company.
- 373 + ADCs
- 5134 + PARTICIPANTS
- 26 ASSESSOR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
- 416 ASSESSORS TRAINED
- 22 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
- 9 WORKSHOP ON DEMYSTIFYING ADCs