Talent assessment is the process of identifying and evaluating individuals’ leadership capability. Talent assessment is used for many purposes such as hiring external candidates, accelerating and enhancing internal leaders’ development, identifying high potential individuals for larger roles or promotions and succession planning.
Talent Management Solutions: Assessing Leadership
Individual Assessments are done with a specific comprised of a comprehensive interview and selected tests to help identify strengths and development needs as well as determine career goals. Individual assessments can also be used in executive coaching.
360° Assessments are conducted through interviews and/or surveying a leader’s direct reports, peers and superiors. 360 assessments and are used almost exclusively to identify strengths and development needs of a particular leader and design a plan to increase the leader’s effectiveness.
Assessment Centers consist of day-long group leadership assessments and include business simulations, live problem solving exercises, interviews, etc. They are used primarily to ensure a “real world” look at leaders’ behavior under business-relevant conditions.
Corporate Leadership Development Centers (Corp. University)
Willow Path consultants have worked extensively in and with corporate universities and developed comprehensive leadership curricula. We partner with you to structure the best corporate leadership development center to grow your leaders in service of your key business initiatives.
Depending on your goals, the steps in our process for building your center include:
- Articulating your center – what are the driving forces for creating your center?
- Planning the center – purpose and mission, gap analyses and focus
- Defining the scope of the center – ranges and levels of services
- Organizing the center – centralized, decentralized, hybrid, virtual
- Staffing the center
- Financing and funding considerations
- Determining Design and Delivery strategies– needs assessments, types of curricula, design decisions, delivery options
- Identifying Education Partners and Alliances
- Identifying the best learning management system
- Communication and Marketing
- Evaluating and Measuring the Value of the center
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Customized Experiences and Workshops
At Willow Path consulting we focus on your needs through customized, flexibly designed experiences or skills workshops designed to address your specific leadership development needs. We use with highly interactive, practical learning and self-reflection methods to align the design with your organization’s vision, strategy and organization’s vision, strategy, and culture.
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