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Assessment Centre Training


As part of career training, I am running some sessions on "what to expect from assessment centres" and I need some examples of team games/activities that are used in Assessment Centres. Can anyone suggest somewhere that would loan me samples, or even allow me to use copies. They would have to be indoor activities - an example would be the desert survival activity.

Has anybody got any ideas?
Pam Kaye

4 Responses

  1. I did one
    When I attended an assessment centre, I did a group exercise where all 5 of us were stood along one end of a plastic sheet and the object of the game was to turn the sheet over without our feet leaving it. This involved rolling the opposite end of the sheet towards the group and stepping over it somehow. We also did an exercise where you as a group, had to decide from various characters, who would go aboard a rocket leaving earth to carry on the population somewhere else. There were no right or wrong answers with this exercise, it was simply to look at your reasoning behind your thoughts and how you interacted as part of a team. We’ve also used games like ‘how to build a tower out of straws’. With most of these exercises, it’s not the actual content that is important, it’s how the individuals work together.

  2. Assessment Centres
    Gower have an excellent 4 volume publication – The Gower Assessment and Development Centre. by Julie Hay, Gower, 1997 – which includes activities of all types, in-tray exercises, advice on running and so on. Well worth getting hold of if you are into ACs.

  3. Assessment centre exercises
    Hi Pam
    I write assessment centres, and will happily let you have a couple of examples if you like to contact me direct.


  4. Assessment Centres



    I am running an assessment centre for Commuity Connectors and wnoderied if anyone could send me a couple of free group exercises which would measure peoples communication and confidence.


    Thanks in advance


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