Integrated approach to leadership assessment

The Integrated Leadership Assessment Model (ILAM), longitudinal and comprehensive approach to assessment for talent management, was designed to help identify and develop leaders in the federal public service.

Effective talent management provides individual employees with an opportunity to take a longer term view of their career and to better align their interests and leadership potential with organizational needs.

This approach reaches beyond competencies to integrate competency information with information based on an individual’s experience, potential leadership blind-spots, as well as personality, interests and values.

ILAM provides employees with rich assessment-based information and feedback to assist them in answering fundamental questions about their leadership interests, suitability and potential. It can also provide individuals with increased self-awareness about their preferences and potential interest for leadership positions.

ILAM services are available on a cost-recovery basis and can be tailored to employee and organizational needs and budgets.

Be ready

  • When combined with effective learning strategies, employees can significantly improve their readiness when leadership opportunities arise.

Manage the future

  • Going through this process encourages assessment that is “early and often” to enhance the pool of qualified future leaders. This approach reduces the likelihood of ‘false positives’, or costly errors during appointment processes.

Just as an effective talent management approach can ready employees for the challenges and opportunities ahead, it can also effectively help the organization integrate organizational and individual needs, leverage individual talent to meet organizational objectives, facilitate succession planning and management, address development and retention issues, and integrate talent management with recruitment, staffing and training plans.

A number of different assessment tools and services are available to assess competencies, personality, interests, work experience and potential blind spots. These tools can be tailored to suit the needs of the individual or group and are available for a wide range of groups and levels – from entry level to senior executive.

The following ILAM Assessment Packages are available:

Basic Package
  • Structured CV
  • Competency-based self-assessment
  • Personality test OR Interest inventory
  • Integrated assessment feedback session with a PPC Psychologist
Experience Focused
  • Structured CV
  • Career Achievement Record
  • Competency-based self-assessment
  • Personality test OR Interest inventory
  • Integrated assessment feedback session with a PPC Psychologist
Competency Focused
  • Structured CV
  • Competency-based self-assessment OR 360° Feedback
  • Simulation, Personality test OR Interest inventory
  • Integrated assessment feedback sessions with a PPC Psychologist
Personality and Blind Spot Focused
  • Structured CV
  • Competency-based self-assessment OR 360° Feedback
  • Personality tests
  • Interest and value inventories
  • Assessment of blind spots and potential derailment behaviours
  • Counselling
  • Coaching
  • Integrated assessment feedback sessions with a PPC Psychologist
Full Assessment
  • Structured CV
  • Career Achievement Record
  • Simulation
  • 360° Feedback
  • Personality tests
  • Leadership styles
  • Interest and value inventories
  • Assessment of blind spots and potential derailment behaviours
  • Counselling
  • Coaching
  • Integrated assessment feedback sessions with a PPC Psychologist
Tailored Assessment Packages and other services

Tailored Assessment Packages

  • Any assessment packages can have all assessment tools administered together or over the course of several months/years
  • Assessment tools can be combined in different packages to suit your needs

Workshops

  • Reliable, Valid and Fair Assessment Workshop
  • Understanding the Key Leadership Competencies
  • Conducting Effective Talent Management Conversations
  • Preparing for your EX Board Interview
  • Team Building
  • Managing stress and building resilience
  • Other tailored workshops

Simulated Board Interviews

Group Workshop Package

1.5 to 3-day workshops available

For more information on how this comprehensive leadership assessment approach can support your talent management initiatives, please contact Robert McSheffrey, Director, Assessment and Counselling Services at 819-420-8290 or Robert.McSheffrey@cfp-psc.gc.ca.

Assessment Seminar

A closer look at your leadership readiness: An integrated approach

Are you ready for the future? Do you have the competencies and qualifications needed? If you are asking yourself these questions, this workshop, with its integrated approach to leadership assessment, is for you!

This half-day workshop will guide you through the processes of enabling you, the manager, to identify your leadership development strengths and needs, as well as strategies for targeted learning.

Assessment theory will be complemented by a series of individual and group exercises designed to help managers enhance their awareness of the following facets of leadership assessment:

Competencies

  • Why is a personal competency profile important?
  • What do I do well?
  • Where do I demonstrate potential?
  • Where can I improve?

Personality, interests and values

  • What traits help define me?
  • What do I like doing, and how can I leverage this going forward?

Career and work experience

  • What have I done and learned, and how can this help me in the future?

Leadership blind spots and potential derailment behaviours

  • What don't I know about myself, and how could this affect my leadership development?

Over the course of the workshop, participants will be encouraged to integrate these facets in answering the following questions:

  • What are the leadership skills, abilities and experience needed to meet my organization's challenges in the coming years?
  • How can I identify my development needs and EX readiness?
  • How can I capitalize on strengths and fill in gaps to ready myself for the challenges ahead?
  • What can I do to help individuals in my team get ready to meet upcoming challenges?

Who should take this workshop?

Managers at the EX minus 1, EX minus 2 and EX minus 3 levels

Workshop length:

3.5 hours

Register today. Be ready for the future. Invest in developing your leadership capacity now.

ILAM Workshops offered in Gatineau

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To register, complete the Participant Registration Form (Available to federal public servants only).

Sessions require a minimum of 5 participants, with a maximum of 12 seats available per session. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The price per participant is $200.

If the number of participants exceeds 12 per session, a waiting list will be created for an additional session to take place in the months to come.

Participants will be required to complete a short preparatory exercise. The exercise will be sent to participants approximately one week prior to the workshop.

Other information:

This workshop was developed by the Personnel Psychology Centre, whose area of expertise is assessment. For more information about the Integrated Leadership Assessment Model, or if you are interested in hosting a session for your organization, please contact Simon Berthiaume at 819-420-8316 or at simon.berthiaume@cfp-psc.gc.ca.