Success Strategies for Designing and Administering Assessment Center Processes
This presentation will summarize major challenges in designing and administering Fire Battalion Chief and Police Lieutenant assessment center processes. Major challenges included difficult senior management personnel, past human resources practices, the job analysis, the SMES, assessor training, the fire union, budgetary issues and administration time. The presentation will also include but not be limited to a review of sample exercise materials, schedules, feedback reports, and the positive end results of a very difficult and arduous process.
Linsey Willis, D.P.A., SPHR
LJ Craig & Associates
Linsey C. Willis, D.P.A., SPHR is President of L.J.CRAIG & Associates Inc, a management consulting firm specializing in the design of personnel selection and development systems for public and private sector organizations in the U.S., the Carribbean and Thailand. Dr. Willis is an adjunct Professor at the Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Nova S.E. University, Barry University, School of Education, and Florida Atlantic University College of Business, all located in south Florida. Linsey is co-editor of the 2004 edition college textbook Human Resource Management, by Mathis & Jackson.
Bassett Unified School District
Pat has been involved with assessment centers and the assessment center methodology since 1977 when he founded his own company, Personnel and Organization Development Consultants, Inc., focusing on public sector assessment centers, emergency scene simulations, and structured interviews. He has been a past presenter at numerous Congresses, and at many other professional assessment organizations. He has published Assessor Training Manual for Public Sector Assessment Centers and other publications. He is currently the Personnel Director for the Personnel Commission, Bassett Unified School District, where he is responsible for the selection of classified personnel at all levels in the organization. He is a former lieutenant with the L. A. County Sheriff Department having served 23 years prior to retirement.