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Leadership in Action: Laying the Groundwork: First Steps in Evaluating Leadership Development by Jennifer Martineau

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NEEDS ASSESSMENT

The process of evaluating leadership development begins at the beginning—with needs assessment. When evaluation is considered only after a leadership development initiative has been designed or is actually underway, the effectiveness of the evaluation (and possibly of the initiative itself) is greatly diminished.

In an effective needs assessment, three types of things are identified: first, the critical organizational challenges that drive the need for leadership development; second, the targets for leadership development and the leadership needs related to the challenges; and third, the specific, measurable outcomes of leadership development that are needed, including the level of mastery desired for these outcomes.

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