Self-Assessments | Kent State University

Self-Assessments

Taken individually or with your work team or department, assessments offer great discussion and learning opportunities for your continued personal and professional development. Keep the following details in mind when considering an assessment:

  1. Many assessments are offered with our scheduled workshops at no charge to the participants. With the exception of the Institute for Excellence, all of our workshops are free.
  2. All customized assessments include a one-hour personal consultation.
  3. You may request an individual or team assessment, but there is cost associated with it.
  4. Assessments are available online (except Thomas-Kilmann Inventory).

Contact Training and Development at 330-672-2100, or hrd@kent.edu for additional information regarding assessments and consultations.

*Workshops including an assessment are identified with an asterisk.

*CliftonStrengths (Workshop: Under Development)  

All too often, our natural talents go untapped as we spend our valuable time and energy trying to fix our shortcomings, as opposed to developing our strengths. If you feel this way, then let the CliftonStrengths assessment help identify the areas where you or your team have the greatest potential for building strength. The assessment report will detail your top five strengths and provide you with Strength Insights to help you understand how each of your top five themes play out in your life.

*DiSC (Workshop: Management Skills Series) DiSC icon

DiSCover how well you understand and adapt to other people's behaviors through knowing their DiSC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness) style. DiSC profiles help you and your team handle conflict, improve relationships through communication, and understand the perspectives of others.

Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) MSCEIT icon

Workshop: Emotional Intelligence Series (assessment not offered with this course)

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to incorporate emotions into your decision-making process for optimal outcomes. Kent State uses the MSCEIT model to measure your EI ability across the four key areas of Identifying, Using, Understanding and Managing emotions. You will receive detailed test results along with areas of strengths and potential opportunities for developing your emotional intelligence.

*Personal Listening Profile (Workshop: Listening with Purpose) Personal Listening Profile icon

Research shows that people listen with a natural or preferred style. The Personal Listening Profile identifies a person's natural listening approach and develops skills for more effective communication in different situations. 

*Team Dimensions Profile (Workshop: Managing Team Dimensions) Team Dimensions icon

Ever wondered how some teams work together better than others? High-functioning teams understand each member's contributions and roles. The Team Dimensions Profile examines how the four stages of team development and five different team roles can predict the success of your team.

*Thomas Kilmann Conflict Instrument (TKI) (Workshop: Conflict Management) Thomas-Kilmann Instrument icon

Conflict is a natural part of our interactions with others. Conflict management is an extremely important skill to master. TKI measures a person's behavior along two dimensions: assertiveness, the extent to which you attempt to satisfy your concerns, and cooperativeness, the extent to which you attempt to satisfy the other person's concerns. TKI lets you discover your preferred style and learn to recognize and effectively use the five different conflict styles. 

*Time Mastery Profile (Workshop: TimeWise) Time Mastery Profile icon

The Time Mastery Profile (TMP) helps individuals set priorities and manage time more effectively by evaluating their effectiveness in 12 critical areas. TMP examines how individuals manage their time throughout the work day, identifies effective and ineffective time usage patterns, and offers specific ways to improve time management.