Optium’s development centres are based on assessment centre methodology used to identify individual and group competency strengths and gaps. The purpose of the assessment is to diagnose development needs that facilitate more effective job performance and/or career advancement which in turn lead to greater organisational success.
Our centres are blended with individual diagnostics, business and leadership simulations, and 1:1 performance development coaching. Optium centres are typically broken down into the following four ‘Types’:
|Type||Typical Content||Typical Roles|
|Strategic||Setting strategy for an organisation; making critical decisions affecting the direction of an organisation||Directors and Senior Managers|
|Tactical||Implementing strategy within a broad framework; making important decisions affecting a department or function||Managers and Professionals|
|Operational Management||Planning tasks and projects within a clearly defined framework; making decisions affecting specific issues or projects||Team Leaders, Supervisors, and Professionals|
|Customer Contact||Dealing with specific customer problems; scheduling own work||Sales, Customer Service and Call Centre Staff|
Optium offers a comprehensive suite of simulations, including:
- Group Exercises
- Analysis Presentations
- Fact-Finding Exercises
- Role Plays
Simulations can be generic or they can be fully customised to reflect the client’s unique culture, business processes, competencies, values, and work practices.
Our centres our typically a two day off-site event, however events can run as long as a working week. Where the latter is the case, Optium recommends engaging keynote speakers from inside and outside the organisation to inspire, energise and engage participants so that they become fully immersed in the learning journey.
Optium adopts a competency-based and values driven approach to designing development centre solutions. By implementing a solution of this nature, Optium ensures:
- Participants ‘own’ their results/data
- Feedback occurs during and after the centre
- Reflection and development starts at the centre
- Focus is on criteria that can be developed
- Pre and post centre activities are the norm
Should you wish to find out if a development centre solution is the right fit for your organisation’s development needs please make contact with Optium on 61 2 8668 0860 or firstname.lastname@example.org