About the Assessment Program
Below is an overview of the Assessment Program.
THREE KEY PLAYERS TO THE ENTIRE PROCESS
1. The Administrator
An Administrator is a person who distributes the Assessments through email assessment invitations. This could be a consultant who uses the assessments, a trainer who uses the assessments in seminars, or coaches and managers who might use the assessments on an assignment with a team, Board of Directors, etc.
They also monitor the activity of the members to ensure that the assessment is completed within the timeframe. The Administrator has access to view the comment areas from raters. This allows the Administrator to edit any inappropriate comments prior to being viewed by the member. Individual question results are not available to the Administrator.
2. The Member/Employee
This is an individual whom the Administrator has authorized to take an Assessment through their Assessment invitation.
A Rater is someone who the member invites to complete an online rater assessment on the member. The raters may be peers, subordinates or bosses.
This is a key feature that enables members to acquire a unique 360-degree view of themselves as a leader by inviting an unlimited number of raters, within a 7-day period, to complete an assessment on them. Members simply type in the rater’s name and email address and that’s it. The rest is totally automated. The raters are sent an email from the member inviting them to complete the assessment on the member’s behalf. The member may personally modify the invitation to fit their needs.
THREE KEY COMPONENTS TO THE XLM Assessment PROGRAM
1. The XLM Assessment Online Self-Assessment
The XLM Assessment Online Assessment is a 64-question assessment based on eight leadership abilities that successful leaders exhibit. It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
The Leadership 360 Rater Assessments
Once the member completes the Self-Assessment, a Home Page is automatically generated for them.
From the Home Page, they may invite raters (peers, subordinates, and bosses) to respond to a Rater Assessment as to how the rater sees the member as a leader. The member has 7 days to invite an unlimited number of raters to take the rater-assessment on their behalf. In addition to questions, the rater also has an area to write confidential comments for each of the eight leadership areas.
Rater assessments are confidential. The results appear as scores in a select category. Scores will not appear unless at least three raters for a particular category have responded. The boss category will display score results with less than three raters however, answers to individual questions are not available. This protects the confidentiality of the rater. Comments appear in a collective area for each leadership ability. The member does not have access to the results until all the raters have responded.
3. Survey Results and the XLM Assessment Report
Once all the raters have responded, the member generates the XLM Assessment Online Report and survey results.
The results of the survey are shown as scores on graphs in the following categories: Self, Peers, Subordinates and Bosses. An “Other” category is used if the member does not have the minimum of three people for a category. In that case, the raters may be combined into the “Other” category.
Other areas included in the results are the top five strength and improvement areas, blind spots, leadership abilities your raters feel are important to your role and a summary of each of the eight leadership abilities for yourself and each rater category.
The report also includes Bridging Conversation worksheets to use with your subordinates and boss. These worksheets will assist you in understanding the feedback provided by your raters and to further develop your leadership abilities.
THREE KEY SITES TO THE ENTIRE PROCESS
1. Administrator Home Page
This Home Page is a key tool providing flexibility for training options and important data to track member progress. It is a personalized, private Home Page. It allows the Administrator to:
· Pre-purchase assessments at a discount:
One assessment credit includes the XLM Assessment Online Self-Assessment; unlimited Rater-Assessments for a 7-day period, and the XLM Assessment Report and Survey Results, all on a personalized Home Page for each member.
· Distribute assessments to members by simply entering each individual’s first name, last name, and email address. Click Send, and an automatic email goes out. This is how a member becomes authorized to take the XLM Assessment Assessment.
· Track the account status to see how many XLM Assessment Online Assessments credits have been used, how many are left, and order more as needed.
· View the Comments and Reports of your members who are authorized to take the XLM Assessment Online Assessment. This feature also allows you to see which members have completed the assessment and send automated reminders to those who have not. It also allows for editing of inappropriate comments.
· Permit or block members from seeing their personalized XLM Assessment results. Why block it? If you want to present the members with their reports and results at the time of the training session, consultation, etc., you have the ability to do so.
· Print the collective results of a select group of members on the eight leadership abilities. This is great when you are working with a group and want to see at a glance the different range of strengths within the group.
2. Administrator Assessment Page
Once the Administrator distributes assessments to members authorizing them to take the XLM Assessment Online Assessment, an email is sent to the members with a link to the Administrator’s Assessment Page. This allows the member to register and take the 64-question XLM Assessment Online Assessment. Once an authorized member takes and submits his or her assessment, one credit is deducted from the Administrator’s account.
3. Member Home Page
This is a personalized, private Home Page for each member.
It allows the Member to:
· Invite raters to complete the XLM Assessment Online Rater Assessment on behalf of the member
· Monitor the Rater Activity - This is where the member can view, at a glance, all the raters he/she invited and can see who has completed the rater assessment and who has not. For those raters who have not yet completed the XLM Assessment Rater Assessment for the member, the member only needs to click on a “send” button, and reminders are automatically sent to raters.
· Generate and print their comprehensive, personalized XLM Assessment Report – Once all the raters have responded, the results are available in all categories where the minimum requirements have been met.
(if the Administrator has permitted access).
· View the survey results online after the report has been generated
(if access is permitted by the Administrator).