Assessment Center Training

KSA Ltd.  Knowledge, Skills & Ability

Training Tomorrow’s Public Safety Leaders Today!

KSA Book Cover 3DKnowledge, Skills and Abilities, Ltd., (est. 1990) 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.

Class Schedules for 2016

  • Sacramento, June 11-12 Sat/Sun
  • Ontario August 6-7 Sat/Sun
  • San Diego, Oct. 22-23, Sat/Sun
  • Note: Classes may be requested by agency/POA/DSA or group.

To Register for a course:

  1. Go to “Workshop Registration & Text” tab.
  2. Then select class you wish to attend (Location/Date).
  3. Then “Add to Cart”
  4. Select “View Cart” to verify selection
  5. Then select “Checkout”
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? 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:

For the cumulative results of the open-ended survey, see: KSA Ltd. Survey Results



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