The ADAEP Assessment Process is heavily dependent on the approach used for identifying the most suitable professionals to engage in the assessment, vetting their credentials, selecting them, briefing them, preparing them, involving them and listening to their view, recommendations and useful advice. There is a very compromise in this critical area and quality has to be proofed throughout the lifecycle of external assessor involvement.
Assessors contribute to ensuring that ADAEP Assessment Cycles are successful in a variety of ways:
- At the basic level they offer technical expertise, independent judgment and objective evaluations on the state of excellence maturity within Abu Dhabi Government Entities
- Assessors unveil the true facts on how far entities have progressed and identify where the opportunities for improvement are
- Assessors provide useful prompts, guidance and expert advice that is captured in the feedback reports
- Assessors give the assessment a real meaning and add significant value through individual and team contributions in furthering the growth and development of government entities and the management of ADAEP itself.
Strengthening the Assessor Program and Giving it More Relevancy
The ADAEP has been enriched in both scale and scope. Not only is the number of entities participating in 2017 going to increase significantly, there is however an increase in scope in terms of the increase in the number of awards and prizes to be delivered during cycle 5. The changes that have taken place mean that the process for engaging external assessors needs to be reviewed and strengthened so as to ensure high quality assessment outcomes.
Assessor Selection Model for ADAEP Cycle 5
In order to deal with the changes in both scope and scale and the new levels of innovativeness introduced to ADAEP, a more rigorous approach to choosing the right assessors is required. With cycle 5, the main focus will be on ensuring progression in terms of implementing Abu Dhabi Plan and continuity to the excellent momentum already created amongst government entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The process of involving assessors as discussed previously, will be based on a lifecycle approach. The screening, selection & involvement approach will be using the following :
- Suitability and Adequacy – This represents the initial stage of identifying potential pools of assessors who may be suitable for what is required
- Experience and Track Record – Not only are potential assessors expected to have the technical skills and knowledge requirements but they are also expected to demonstrate a significant track record in terms of relevant experience and involvement in assessment in different contexts and in various geographies
- Expertise and Ability – It is also expected that the most suitable assessors will have significant expertise and knowledge that can help in steering AD Government Entities forward with their quest for becoming excellent
- Integrity and Honesty – The most desirable list of assessors will be one that will include individuals who can be entrusted with the responsibility of evaluating and guiding government entities and also to act as true professionals and exhibit role model behaviours
- Loyalty and Commitment – It is hoped that all of the assessors involved in ADAEP can demonstrate full commitment to the award and work closely with the ADAEP Office through long term participation and support.
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