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About our Self Assessment tool
How to make the most of your profile and the Self Assessment Questionnaire.
Sign-up and building your profile
It take a little time to build your profile when you first register but a little work up front will help your profile work for you. After your first visit, the app will automatically take you into your Dashboard and you can see your profile at any time from selecting it from the drop down menu at the top right hand of your page. As it contains all the information that makes you unique: your personal details, your career history and your career aspirations, it will change over time as you develop, move roles and consider the next step in your career.
We encourage you to update it any time there is a change as the more you put into your profile, the more we are able to understand what you are looking for and what could support you on your journey. This will enable us to contact you when there are opportunities to apply for roles or development that relates to your career experience, stage or aspirations. We do this for everyone who registers but we can only work with the information you provide so it is key to keep your profile up to date.
Completing the SAQ
The Self-Assessment Questionnaire, known as the SAQ, is the key piece of development for everything we offer in Leading to Change. It’s your chance to explore the leadership profile and find out where your strengths and development areas lie. Once you have registered and built your profile you are ready to complete the SAQ.
It takes around 30 mins to complete although you can take as long as you like. You can save and go back to it at another time although many find it helpful to do it as a complete exercise. We recommend finding a quiet time and place where you are unlikely to be disturbed and somewhere with good internet connection. You can use any device and that could be your own phone or tablet as you can access it via the website.
Once complete you can view your SAQ report immediately on screen and you can also download a copy in PDF.
Using the SAQ
Once complete, you can view your SAQ report immediately on screen and you can also download a copy in PDF. Your report is never sent to anyone else by Leading to Change and you can access it any time you want to through the App.
Once you have completed the SAQ you may not be sure what to do next. You have a few options open to you and these are always there:
- The back pages of your SAQ report offer some reflective questions to help you work out your next steps. You can work through these alone or with a peer, coach or your line manager.
- Our What is on offer pages shows the wide range of development options available from bitesize learning to read or watch to toolkits and formal programmes.