Module 1 | Observer 101


Purpose of Module 1

Part of the reliability and validity of an Assessment Centre depends on using competent observers – people who have proven their competence in Observing behaviour, Noting behaviour, Classifying behaviour and Evaluating behaviour (ONCE). However, these are skills that need to be learned and continuously practiced to ensure competence.

The purpose of Observer 101 is to introduce the potential observer to ONCE and to lay the foundation for eventually becoming a competent observer.

Course Outcomes

We follow a behavioural approach to assessing behaviour displayed during simulations by centre participants. Observer 101 will therefore focus on training potential observers on ONCE. At the end of the course, the delegates will have an understanding how to:

  • Accurately identify behaviour
  • Correctly Observing behaviour during an interactive simulation
  • Accurately Noting behaviour during an interactive simulation
  • Objectively Classifying behaviour according to focal constructs; and
  • Fairly Evaluating behaviour according to norms.
  • Being knowledgeable about ethics when Observing, Noting, Classifying and Evaluating behaviour.

Target Groups

  • IO Psychologists
  • Psychometrists
  • People working in Human Resources or Training and Development
  • Anyone with a solid background in Human Behaviour

Continuous Professional Development

Up to 14 CEUs can be earned by attending


Two days

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