Development Center

The focus of a Development Center lies on initiating and sustainably supporting the development of internal staff. Thus, individual strengths and development potential related to possible future tasks and objectives are identified and first steps of a development process are introduced.

Based on the Assessment Center method, the Development Center captures the participants' behaviour in realistic simulation exercises with regard to development- and future-oriented criteria. Depending on your goals and general framework, additional diagnostic tools, workshop sequences, interims feedback and immediate learning opportunities can be added. Thus it is possible to enhance the Development Center through elements taken from the Orientation Center or the Learning Potential Assessment.

When conducting Development Centers meta | five puts great importance to creating an open and constructive atmosphere since it encourages the participants to actively work on their development.  This simultaneously allows for an observation of the broadest range of realistic behaviour possible and subsequently differential diagnostics that gives consideration to each participant and the organization's requirements.

Samsung Electronics GmbH, Learning & Development Human Resources

Festo AG & Co. KG, Talent and Organisation Development

As a result, a Development Center promotes clarity on desired development objectives and the way to achieve them, for the organisation just as well as for the participants. This enables an open and constructive dialogue on development perspectives, strengthens the responsibility of the participants for their own development and ultimately increases employee retention.

The transparently edited results make it easier for line mangers to use the findings from the Development Center and to specifically support the development of their direct reports. Moderated development discussions to derive a development plan, taking into account those findings and observations from everyday working life, form a perfect starting point to this. The same applies if the Development Center is embedded into existing processes such as Talent Management or Development Programmes.


What meta | five can do for you:

  • Alignment of the Development Center to your goals and existing processes
  • Consulting for the implementation and integration of the Development Center into your organisation
  • Gathering of your requirements and translation into criteria
  • Tailoring of best practice simulation exercises to your requirements
  • Provision and adaptation of field-tried exercise-sets
  • Integration of supplementary input or feedback elements
  • Qualification of internals involved
  • Organisation and moderation of the Development Center
  • Individual and overall evaluation of the results
  • Development reports
  • Moderation of development discussions and follow-up measures
  • Quality assurance and evaluation