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Lectical Assessment in Practice—Recruitment (LAP-2)

First course begins in January!

LAP-2 is an accreditation course for consultants who plan to work with Lectica’s recruitment tools, including LecticaFirst, and our Capability, Fitness, and Compatibility assessments. Individuals who complete the course satisfactorily will become Certified Lectical Recruitment Consultants.

LAP-2 consists of 8 two-hour online sessions (with homework), spread over 18 weeks. This spacing is intentional, allowing ample time between sessions for you to apply and reflect. (You do not have to complete LAP-1 to take LAP-2.)

Each module is facilitated by a team of talented and experienced consultants and educators.

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In LAP-2 (Lectical Assessment in Practice—Recruitment) you'll learn...

  • a variety of ways in which Lectica's recruitment tools can be used to improve recruitment decisions;
  • how Lectica's recruitment tools can be integrated into existing recruitment processes; 
  • how to pitch, work with, and leverage , our front line to mid-level recruitment subscription service; and
  • how to pitch and debrief Lectica's Capability, Fitness, and Compatibility assessments.

LAP-2 syllabus

Module 1: History of recruitment assessment

The first module of LAP-2 begins with an introduction to the course, a review of the syllabus, and clarification of the requirements for successful completion and accreditation.

Forms of recruitment assessment

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Intelligence testing
  3. Personality testing
  4. Tests of knowledge
  5. Tests of real-world, applied skills

Historical tensions

  1. Personality vs. competency
  2. Correctness vs. skill
  3. General vs. contextual
  4. External vs. internal

What really works in recruitment assessment—the evidence

  1. 80 years of research

Module 2: Recruitment today


  1. Assessment centers
  2. Individual assessments
  3. Structured and unstructured interviews
  4. Resumes & references

Integrating assessments into recruitment decisions—how it’s done today

Conventional end-to-end recruitment processes, for

  1. Entry level
  2. Mid-level
  3. Senior-level

Module 3: Lectica’s approach

Human Capital value chain

  1. What is the Human capital value chain?
  2. Recruitment and the Human capital value chain
  3. Typical end-to-end recruitment process

Elements of the recruitment process

  1. Recruitment as an exercise in prediction.
  2. Weighing factors with predictive power in mind.
  3. Equipping hiring managers to make high quality recruitment decisions.
  4. Understanding client needs, including the task demands of each position.
  5. Integrating recruitment and development.

Recruitment stakeholders

  1. Candidates
  2. Hiring managers
  3. Internal recruitment functions
  4. External recruitment firms


  1. Capability Assessment
  2. Fitness Assessment
  3. Compatibility Assessment

Module 4: Working with

Role Complexity Analysis

  1. Purpose
  2. Management
  3. Reporting


  1. The first cut
  2. Triangulation
  3. Stakeholder training

Adding value with upgrades

  1. Plagiarism analysis
  2. Argumentation scoring
  3. Upgrade to “essentials”


  1. The pitch
  2. Pricing
  3. Who owns the results?


Module 5: Pitching

Participants will present a pitch, based on what they have learned in the course so far.

Module 6—Working with capability, fitness, and compatibility assessments


  1. Role Complexity Analysis
  2. Essentials ++
  3. Rapid turnaround
  4. Interview option

Reports & debriefs

  1. Capability assessment
  2. Fitness assessment
  3. Compatibility assessment

Modules 7 & 8—Presentation and peer review of capability, fitness, and compatibility assessment results

Participants will present capability, fitness, and compatibility assessment results.

Final assignment

There is no final assignment for this course. Instead, you will compete assignments for each module at a level that demonstrates adequate understanding.  (You will be invited to revise less than satisfactory assignments.)

LAP-2 certification

Certification as a Lectical Recruitment Consultant

In order to be accredited at any level, participants must demonstrate:

  • full participation in the program through attendance in at least seven out of eight live modules; and
  • satisfactory completion of 100% of exercises set both during and outside of live modules (including homeplay).

Certifications will be reviewed every four years. Renewal will be based on participation in “update” offerings, and a review of the consultants’ work with our recruitment tools.

LAP-2 course fees

The course fee is $2,789 US (A $199 early-bird registration discount will be available until December 28th.)

Additional fees

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 first LAP-2 starts January 29, 2017, with biweekly sessions on Mondays or Wednesdays:

  • Mondays from 5-7pm US EST starting 1/29/2018
  • Wednesdays from 11am-1pm US EST starting 1/31/2018

Applying for LAP-2

You may apply for a spot in LAP-2 by filling in the form below.

If you join our mailing list we'll let you know about future LAP-2 courses as that information becomes available.

Selected funders

IES (US Department of Education)

The Spencer Foundation


Dr. Sharon Solloway

The Simpson Foundation

The Leopold Foundation

Donor list

Selected clients

Glastonbury School District, CT

The Ross School

Rainbow Community School

The Study School

Long Trail School

The US Naval Academy

The City of Edmonton, Alberta

The US Federal Government

Advisory Board

Kurt Fischer, Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education, Emeritus

Antonio Battro, MD, Ph.D., One Laptop Per Child

Marc Schwartz, Ph.D. and former high school teacher, University of Texas at Arlington

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., University of Southern California

Willis Overton, Ph.D., Temple University, Emeritus