Development Centres for Organisational Development
You probably recognise that the majority of businesses do not fully realise the potential of their workforce, Iridium will work with you to optimise and enhance the skills of your team and so better manage your talent. The first stage of any organisational development, leadership development programme or management development programme is often a development centre to benchmark current skills and behaviours. Iridium has undertaken a wide variety of Development Centre projects throughout the UK and Europe for ‘blue chip’ clients from its base in Northampton. You can call Colin Graves now on 07881 636538 to discuss your requirements or read on….
What is a Development Centre?
A process not a place
Several Candidates (4-12) observed together
Can include feedback from 360 degree and personality questionnaires
Observation of actual behaviours made by trained observers
A systematic assessment process is used based on competencies
Candidates able to demonstrate skills and abilities, not just talk about them
Produces an ongoing development plan for each candidate
Development Centres from Iridium
Your Development Centre will be tailored to your exact needs taking into account your company culture and the competencies that you value. If necessary we will work with you to put a competency framework in place. A range of different tasks can be chosen from, for example: multi-rater 360 degree feedback, competency based interviews, analysis and presentation exercises either individually and/or in a group, fact finding, in-tray exercises, indoor or outdoor group simulation exercises, negotiation exercises, shl numerical and verbal reasoning tests. In addition we can provide short workshops for participants to help them get the most out of the Development Centre process, for example in the past we have done workshops on creating compelling goals, understanding learning styles, and managing change.
Our consultants are accredited users of a range of personality questionnaires that can be included in your Development Centre; such as the Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ), Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Insights Discovery Personal Profile.
Development Centre Assessor Provision and Training
Iridium can provide assessors and/or can train your staff to assess at a tailored half day Development Centre assessor training workshop. Meet us.
Development Centre Outcomes
The outcome from a Development Centre is a balanced judgement on each candidate typically written up in a report and given to the attendee in a feedback session within two weeks of the centre. From this session a personal development plan is agreed.
Iridium has a team of experienced coaches and trainers that can provide further one to one coaching, training and leadership development following a development centre. 360 Degree Feedback can also be arranged. We can also provide development for your in-house coaches and managers.
Contact us now to discuss on 07881 636538 or via the web.