The goals of this course on understanding, developing and implementing an assessment process (Geneva) are:

  • To understand challenges related to assessment
  • To translate specifications into observable criteria
  • To find out about and apply assessment methods and tools
  • To develop an assessment concept
  • To incorporate assessment into the management planning of jobs and skills


Anyone working in HR.

Course requirements

No special knowledge required.

Practical exercises

This course, which is based on realistic simulation exercises and a comparison of different practices, will equip participants with techniques that can be employed directly in the field.


Training programme for understanding, developing and implementing an assessment process (Geneva)


Introduction: assessment and the assessment center

  • Definition: assessment versus skills record
  • Context and challenges of assessment

Module I: behavioural preferences and motivations

  • Understanding the tool and the scientific basis
  • Finding out about the colour method
  • Incorporating values and motivations
  • Practical exercise

Module II: from specifications to observable criteria

  • Why to use a competencies framework for assessment?
  • Introduction to the Lominger competencies framework
  • Setting the criteria and angles of observation
  • Gathering information and objects observed
  • The added value of the competencies framework in succession planning
  • Practical exercise

Module III: modelling assessment activities

  • The multi-source approach: simulation exercises; role play; self-assessment; structured interviews
  • Establishing which exercise to use for observing a specific skill
  • The observation grid
  • Weighting competencies
  • Practical exercise


Module IV: assessment and management planning of jobs and skills

  • Recruitment and growth assessment
  • The assessment center
  • Recommendations plan and report
  • Feedback to the client and candidate
  • The added value in using a psychometric tool in an assessment

Module V: Practical – developing an assessment concept

  • Developing an assessment based on the definition of skills from the job description to feedback
  • Group work

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