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.