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Promotional Examinations


SLR conducts promotional examinations with an online web-based interface created from the source material that your department selects. We have dozens of sources including Contemporary Leadership Authors, College level textbooks, State Statutes and the Agency's Local Policies. We will gladly send you a copy of our source list for review.  If the source you want to use is not listed in our source list, let us know, we can create questions from your sources as well. The online examination approach is easy to administer and avoids the bulk mailing of exams. It also delivers immediate examination results to your test proctor via email.  Give us a call for a free online demonstration.




Promotional Assessments


Selecting the best individuals to lead your organization is an important and difficult task for any organization.  Structured Assessments and Assessment Centers are  a very effective predictor of success for future leaders.  Candidates are placed in situations specifically designed to elicit behaviors that can be scored by trained and experienced professionals.


These behaviors or dimensions may include:

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- Leadership

- Problem Analysis and Judgment

- Oral Communication

- Planning and Organizing

- Interpersonal Relations

- Initiative

- Teamwork

- Professional Knowledge

- Written Communications

- Creativity


A task analysis is conducted as well as interviews with incumbent supervisors and their leadership.  A custom instrument is designed and an orientation of the candidates is conducted prior assessment date.


Assessors who hold at least the rank of the position being assessed are drawn from area agencies which ensures the effective and non-biased assessment of your agency's candidates.


The assessment process, when used as a portion of the overall promotional process, can be effectively administered for up to 8 candidates in one day.  


The assessment process, when properly designed and facilitated, also serves as a developmental tool for candidates. The feedback the candidates receive lets them know their strengths and areas for improvement. Clients often remark how helpful this is for candidates in their everyday work and on on future assessments.