Assessments Enhance Learning

McKinley Solutions often uses assessment tools and simulations from internationally recognized authorities that specialize in assessment instruments and team building simulations. These highly respected training tools are used by thousands of organizations in every industry for individual, leadership, team and organizational development.

Assessments and simulations enhance learning by adding relevance and feedback. O select solutions best suited to your organization’s needs, we start with tools that assess learning and behaviour styles We deliver products and programs based on the philosophy that experience-based education creates optimal learning opportunities.

Profiles Performance Indicator (Individuals & Teams)

The Profiles Performance Indicator™ (PPI) is used to evaluate the differences between employees and shows how to use this knowledge to increase employee productivity. It measures behavioural tendencies in these five critical job-related competencies:

• Productivity • Quality of Work • Initiative • Teamwork • Problem Solving

Group Styles Inventory (Teams)

Like individuals, work groups have their own personalities or styles of interaction. These styles are reflected in the way group members interact with one another and approach the task to be accomplished.

Group styles inventories measure the constructive and defensive elements of team processes. The GSI also measures an individual team member’s perception of the team’s interaction on a task or problem-solving situation. The combined responses of the group become the group’s needs assessment, identifying behaviors for the team to change and build or strengthen. 

Profile XT (Leaders)

The Profile XT™ is a "Total person" assessment that has a myriad of uses. It measures the job-related qualities that make a person productive - Thinking and Reasoning Style, Behavioral Traits, and Occupational Interests.

The Profile XT™ is used for placement, promotion, self-improvement, coaching, succession planning, and job description development. Our clients tell us The Profile XT™ is three to five times more effective than any other assessment they have used. It is a versatile management tool that develops Job Match Patterns that can be customized by company, department, manager, position, geography, or any combination of these factors.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Teams)

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on the teams where you work, and the keys to overcoming them. Teams willing to dedicate themselves to building a cohesive team will experience the synergistic power and results only derived from maximizing human potential

Supervisory Skills Inventory (Supervisors)

The Supervisory Skills Inventory (SSI) assessment package is designed to address the specific skills required in supervisory positions in all types of organizations. SSI is a self-scoring instrument and is recommended for first-line supervisors, identifying skill levels in 12 critical areas. The twelve skills areas are:

• Setting Goals • Building Teams • Enforcing Work Rules • Assuring Safety • Planning and Organizing • Training and Coaching • Directing and Delegating • Solving Problems • Reacting to Stress • Evaluating Performance • Relating To and Supporting Staff • Maintaining and Controlling Materials and Equipment

Management Effectiveness Profile System (Leaders / High Potentials)

Management Effectiveness Profile System™ (MEPS) accurately evaluates a manager's current performance in 14 fundamental skill areas categorized as task, interpersonal, and personal. MEPS then identifies individual strengths and development needs and provides a comprehensive Self- Development Guide to help managers improve specific skill areas.

Task Skills: Problem Solving - Time Management - Planning - Goal Setting - Performance Leadership -Organizing
People Skills: Team Development - Delegation - Participation - Integrating Differences - Providing Feedback
Interpersonal Skills: Stress Processing - Maintaining Integrity - Commitment