Lectical Assessments in Practice, part 1 is an accreditation course for coaches and consultants who wish to debrief the Lectical Leadership Decision-Making Assessment (LDMA) and Lectical Self-Understanding Assessment (LSUA). Both assessments are designed to support robust learning with rich feedback and resources that are tailored to fit leaders’ learning needs. Only Certified Lectical Coaches and Consultants are permitted to debrief Lectical Assessments.
The first module of LAP-1 begins with an introduction to the course, a review of the syllabus, and clarification of the requirements for successful completion and accreditation.
In this module we undertake a deep exploration of Lectica's learning model—VCoL+7™. VCoL™ stands for the Virtuous Cycle of Learning, which includes four phases: (1) goal-setting, (2) seeking out new information, (3) applying new information; and (4) reflecting on outcomes. The +7 refers to the seven reflective skills that keep the cycle working optimally.
We also unpack the seven skills for reflective learning, and explore how to help clients develop these skills and foster the dispositions and practices required to support lifelong learning.
In this module we explore the Lectical™ Scale--the developmental ruler that provides the backbone for all Lectical Assessments. We will provide a high-level overview of all Lectical Levels, then take a deep dive into the zones of adult development. We'll attempt to be lightly theoretical and deeply practical, in the interest of helping you to build skills for tailoring learning interventions to meet the needs of clients performing at different Lectical Levels. This is potentially one of the most fascinating and challenging modules in the LAP-1 series. We hope you enjoy it!
During this module you will have an opportunity to begin building your skills for debriefing the LDMA (Lectical Leadership Decision Making Assessment). We will take a close look at the LDMA report, and you will meet Jane Smith, who has just completed the LDMA and is eagerly awaiting her initial debrief. You will be provided with a complete case study for Jane including her background, her pre-brief reflections, her LDMA responses and her LDMA report.
In class, we will listen to snippets of Jane's debrief and discuss the approach taken by the debriefer.
During this module (and in modules 5 and 6) you will continue building your skills for debriefing the LDMA by preparing for and conducting all sections of a debrief. Gene Kelly will be our client. Each of you will alternately take on the role of client, debriefer, and critical observer as we systematically (and microscopically) work through three sections of the debrief.
This week, Gene Kelly has just completed the LDMA and is looking forward to his debrief. You will be provided with a case study for Gene, including his background, pre-brief reflections, his LDMA report, and a new cheat sheet that includes new information about the debriefing process and qualitative scales. Using this information, you will plan and and carry out the first part of his debrief.
During Module 5, you will continue building your skills for debriefing the LDMA. You will work with Gene Kelly to prepare for, and then conduct, the second part of his LDMA debrief, which is focused on strengths, recommendations, and responses. In class, you will work in small groups to debrief these sections, then reflect upon your experience.
During Module 6, you will continue building your skills for debriefing the LDMA by preparing for, and then conducting, the third part of Gene Kelly's debrief, focusing on quality and goals.
In this module we will take a deep dive into the LSUA (Lectical Self Understanding Assessment), examining the structure and content of the LSUA report in detail, focusing particularly on aspects of the LSUA that are different from (or not part of) the LDMA. In particular, we will explore (1) how asking people how they think about themselves differs from asking how they think about decision making, (2) the differences between the qualitative feedback on the LSUA and LDMA, (3) how to use survey results to enrich reflection in the debrief, and (4) how the very nature of the debrief process is affected by the domain of this assessment.
In this module, we introduce an approach to marketing "vertical development" inside organizations. Using the kind of non-academic language potential clients are likely to find accessible, we will examine some of the key distinctions between behaviour change and vertical development approaches. Using the case explored in this week's video, we will also explore several questions we should be asking ourselves before formulating a marketing approach.
The purpose of the final assignment is to evaluate participants' growing competence in working with Lectical Assessments in a one-on-one context. This will involve (1) preparing for, (2) conducting, and then (3) reflecting on the success of two one-hour Lectica debriefs (one using LDMA and the other using the LSUA).
There are three tasks (for each debrief)
Participants must demonstrate:
Requirements: LAP-1 & LAP-2 or LAP-1 & 1 year internship
Requirements: LAP-1, LAP-2 (or equivalent), & LAP-3
At this level of accreditation developmental consultants will build the knowledge and skills required to embed Lectical Assessments in organizations to foster the emergence of an enterprise-wide learning and development culture.
LAP-1, LAP-2, & LAP-3 plus a 1-year internship
It is in the interests of all individuals that use Lectical Assessments to maintain the assessments' reputation as effective learning tools. For this reason, accredited coaches and consultants must renew their accreditation every 3 years by participating in a formal review. Certificates state the duration of accreditation as, for example, “2015 - 2018”. Only accredited coaches and consultants with up-to-date certifications are permitted to work with our adult assessments.
$2,789 US (A $199 early-bird registration discount will be available for a limited time only.)
To be accredited, participants will need to have personally completed a Lectical Assessment and a debrief by a Lectica Master Consultant. If you have not taken a Lectical Assessment, there will be an additional fee of $625 to cover this requirement. If you have completed an assessment but not a debrief, a fee of $325 will cover the debrief. If you have already completed both, you're all set.
Our next regualrly scheduled LAP-1 starts September 18th, 2017, with biweekly sessions on Mondays or Wednesdays:
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