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Online Training: Psychometrics: understanding your personality, traits and behaviours

The LGiU is offering a new service for members to discover more about their individual personality behaviours and traits, including an online test with a personalised profile report and confidential feedback.

Psychometric testing is something you may be aware of, you may have even taken a test previously, but do you understand how testing is used and who benefits from it? Career development, recruitment and selection are certainly some of the areas where tests can enhance the quality of the information in decision making.

This workshop provides an insight into psychometric testing together with an opportunity to discover your hidden or unknown strengths.

Key outcomes:

  • Learning what psychometric testing is and how different tests are used
  • An opportunity to take part in a simulation exercise followed by a post-course test with bespoke feedback on your personality traits and behaviours
  • Understanding how a local authority benefits from using performance tests

 

Programme

09:45 Welcome and Introduction – Clarifying workshop and individual goals
10:00 Psychometrics – what does it mean? A brief history, current regulations and how tests work in practice today.
10:30 The types of performance tests commonly used and the relevance for a local authority.
10:30 The “big picture” of behavioural testing. Understanding thinking styles, relationships with others and emotions.
11:00 Break
11:15 Identifying your potential profile, your first step in discovering how well you know yourself!
11:45 The Quintax* model of testing, including the procedure and requirements to access your online test. *Quintax® is a registered trademark of Stuart Robertson and Associates
12:15 Receiving your profile report, information on further advice and feedback available to you.
12:30 Q&A. End of the session.

 

LGIU Psychometrics Data Policy

 

Who should attend?

Are you dependable, results-oriented and a natural organiser? Perhaps you are a restless seeker of improvement? Or is your approach “people first”?

The workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in discovering more about their hidden or unknown strengths, and areas for improvement. It may also be useful to those with responsibilities in recruitment and selection to learn more about performance testing.

Speakers:

Jan Kennedy

Jan has worked in the public sector for more than 30 years, providing training advice and guidance to central and local government departments, across the UK. Her former post was Head of Training for APSE, Association for Public Service Excellence. Jan is a member of the British Psychological Society and is a registered BPS test user.  She holds a Certificate of registration in Test User Occupational Ability and Test User Occupational Personality. Jan’s approach is to ensure that all learners fully engage with her training sessions, and enjoy the opportunity for continuous improvement.