Learning Potential Assessment

The focus of a Learning Potential Assessment is to evaluate the development potential of a person in addition to other core requirements of your organisation.



For that reason, the behaviour of a candidate is observed in realistic simulations of success-critical working-situations, in accordance with the Assessment Center method. At the same time, the two components of the learning potential are considered:

  • Traits and dispositions that foster the willingness to learn, such as openness, motivation or self-reflection, are captured through several modules (e.g. Self-Presentation, Interviews and/or Personality Test) throughout the assessment.
  • The individual learning ability is derived from a comparison of two simulation exercises with comparable challenges, before and after a learning opportunity (e.g. feedback, additional information)

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In this way, the Learning Potential Assessment measures the person’s current profile of competencies as well as predicts their potential to evolve. Thus, it enables organisations to take a long-term perspective in their promotion and hiring decisions.

Accordingly, meta | five offers Learning Potential Assessments for two different purposes:

  • As Learning Potential Development Center the tool is used for sustainable personnel development. The participants experience their own learning ability and receive tailored development advice.
  • In the course of placement decisions, the Learning Potential Assessment Center supports organisations to identify applicants with high individual learning potential both efficiently and in short time.


What meta | five can do for you:

  • Design of the Assessment as selection or development tool
  • Consulting for the implementation and integration of the Assessments into your organisation
  • Gathering of your requirements and translation into criteria
  • Tailoring of simulation exercises to your requirements
  • Provision and adaption of field-tried exercise-sets
  • Integration of supplementary input or feedback elements
  • Qualification of internals involved
  • Organisation and moderation of the Assessments
  • Individual and overall evaluation of the results
  • Development reports
  • Moderation of development discussions and follow-up measures
  • Quality assurance and evaluation