Assessment Center & Promotional Preparation Workshops

Highway Patrol, Police, Fire & Corrections

Course includes leadership development using Assessment Center methods and Structured Interviews for Sworn and Non-Sworn Personnel

KSA Ltd. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities             Preparing Tomorrow’s Public Safety Leaders Today! 

Note: Space in the classes are extremely limited. Also, we only do a few classes a year, so take advantage of this unique opportunity and register today!  Early Bird pricing available!

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                   Training Tomorrows Public Safety Leaders since 1989                       

For those who must participate in either an “assessment center,” role play scenarios, oral presentations, structured interview panels, in-baskets, written components, accomplishment surveys or practical exercises… You need this class!         

Ready for the “Hot Seat?!” You won’t find another course like this. Our unique “hands-on” approach lets you experience common scenarios used in most assessment centers. It is not just a lecture or seminar. 

Since 1989,we are one of the few training programs in the US that actually holds workshops just for candidates. We cover each of the major exercises: Subordinate Counseling, Presentations, In-Basket and Leaderless Groups (Meeting management) We also include mock interviews on the first day.           

One day Group workshops for “Mock Interview Sessions” are available           

Email us about when your testing process is and to see our proposed schedule for 2018.                          Email: assessmentcenterinfo@gmail.com.

  • 2018 Schedule: July 21-22, Las Vegas 
  • Click Here to register:  July 21-22 – Las Vegas                                                        
  • Next Class: Oct/Nov. – San Diego
 For a free KSA worksheet for the rank you’re going for, send us a copy                                       of the job description for that rank.                                                                                                         Click here for a sample: KSA Worksheet
Specific agency/rank/small group classes upon request
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About us: 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Ltd., (est. 1989) is a unique training firm committed to helping candidates reach their goals by understanding the dynamic “Link” between “dimensions” and Job Performance! While we do help candidates prepare for promotions, our real focus is to help you develop your skills in order to be a great supervisor and manager!  If you don’t know what the “dimensions” are, and what the assessors are looking for, how can you possibly expect to do well on a promotional exam? If you don’t promote, you don’t get the opportunity to develop and grow as a supervisor or manager. More importantly, candidates often miss the reasons why they want to promote and fail to see the connection to their commitment to the organization.

More importantly, it’s not about the tests… it’s about whether or not you are ready to do the JOB!

The steps to first line supervision or to management can be challenging. The key to success is not in the preparation for a test or promotional process, but in developing the skills required in that new role as a supervisor or manager. Our workshops and texts help candidates see that connection and how they can practice and demonstrate those transferable skills on a daily basis, prior to any promotional process.

Our unique ability to zero in on the job dimensions or KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) and help you identify your own transferable skills, with accurate and sometimes direct but constructive feedback on areas to improve, has helped many candidates reach their goals.

Our success is only the successes of our candidates who go on to become great supervisors and leaders!

Since 1990, KSA Ltd., has helped hundreds of candidates nationally to “demystify” the promotional process; from interviews, resumes and assessment centers!  Just check out our Successes! tab to see someone you may know who was promoted after attending our course.

SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Check out some of the job descriptions that are posted. Keep in mind that each job description is a clue to just what it is that, a: raters are looking for and b: skill set that you already should be developing well before any promotional exam! There is a “self-assessment” ranking box in most of these, so you can see areas where you may need to improve some skills.

Note: Classes may be requested by agency/POA/DSA or group. Email us if you’re interested in a class. Classes are based on demand or by arrangement.

Take our Survey! What is your agency doing to help you prepare for promotion? Or for that matter, for the job itself? In other words, what is your agency doing to develop its future leaders?  Take this brief survey and add your own experience with the help you’ve received from your agency to help develop your leadership skills and to prepare for a supervisory or management promotion. Our position is that most agencies do not do much to help prepare their future leaders, if at all.  Compare your agency to the others in the survey. Q7We have been conducting an informal survey of what agencies do – or are not doing – to develop their future leaders (You!).  Once you’ve taken the survey, which only takes a minute, has no identifiers, (other than if you wish to include your agency which helps avoid redundancy), review the current results. You may want to share them with those who create your promotional exams or your career development programs.  The password is: assess
The link to take the survey is:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AssessmentCenterSurvey


 assessmentcenterinfo@gmail.com or call 888-723-2173

Rick Michelson, MPA Director

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