|Discovery Series: Exercise Types
The Discovery Series exercises are categorised
into 4 different types:
typically group discussion or negotiation exercises for 4 or more
participants; they may be assigned role or non-assigned role exercises
individual written exercises that require the participant to organise,
prioritise and indicate actions to take around a range of issues
that might appear in a person’s in-tray
one-to-one interview simulations with a role player and the participant
individual written exercises designed to assess problem-solving
and innovation in a variety of realistic scenarios
Each exercise is given one or more ‘suitability symbols’,
as shown below, to indicate populations where the exercise may
be most fruitfully applied. These should be treated as guidelines
rather than prescriptively.
||Suitable for Graduates & First Line Managers/Supervisors
||Suitable for Middle to Senior Managers
||Suitable for Senior Managers, Executives & Directors
Discovery Exercise Library
The Discovery exercises, including their suitability codes as above, their names and types
are shown in the table below. Click on any exercise for more information and then download a pdf exercise description to determine if it is suitable.
Click on the individual exercises in the table above for more detailed exercise descriptions.
To choose an exercise
- Determine the level suitable for your candidates
- Decide the competencies you want to assess and compare these
with our Exercise
x Competency Matrix to ensure you can select from the right
range of exercises
- Decide whether you want to assess candidates individually
or in groups, and whether there are any time constraints over
administration or scoring
- If you still have a number you could select from, download the pdf exercise descriptions and review the
content for suitability - and/or call us for a discussion. If
you think you might like to use an exercise but with some modifications,
call us to discuss your requirements and obtain a costing.
- Our exercise range is continually expanding. Contact an SR&A
consultant for advice about new exercise options for your assessment
or development centre.
When you have reviewed the exercises you wish to purchase:
If you have not purchased Discovery Exercises from us before you must complete a form indicating your experience in Assessment Centres before we can provide you with purchasing rights and a Discovery User Code. You can fill in the form below on-line, or download a version to complete and send to us by post or fax: