Log in
  • Home
  • Developing Your Leaders: How to Select and Conduct Meaningful Leadership Assessments - SIG Virtual

Developing Your Leaders: How to Select and Conduct Meaningful Leadership Assessments - SIG Virtual

  • September 30, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 55


  • Registration code required

Registration is closed


Leadership Assessments are about understanding and developing a person’s leadership capability across a number of competency areas. Lack of clarity about what leadership is, how it is related to personality, and how to measure leadership potential can prevent organizations from hiring and developing the best leaders. With so many choices of different leadership and personality assessments in the talent development industry it is easy be overwhelmed with what would work best for our organizations and clients. 

In this webinar session, we will discuss three common leadership assessments: The Birkman Method, DiSC, and Hogan Assessment. Each assessment is used by talent development professionals to assess leadership behavior traits, communication skills, and enable leaders to improve team building skills. We will also uncover best practices in selecting and conducting these assessments in your workplace, and how you can even become certified in leadership assessments. Meet our panelist speakers, Michael Goodfriend, Laurie Hall, and Amy Hart, who are talent development consultants specializing in the application of popular leadership assessments used across several work industries. Join us for this phenomenal discussion on developing your leaders using leadership assessment data. 

Assessment Insights 

Birkman Method 
Birkman Intl was founded by innovative organizational psychologist Dr. Roger W. Birkman in 1951 to help people understand how individual differences in perception and the resulting interpersonal dynamics have far-reaching impacts on relationships, performance, and morale. The Birkman Method uses positive psychology to empower individuals, teams, and leaders with access to the most-trusted, advanced personality data to improve communication, foster understanding, and optimize organizational success. 

Powered by 40+ years of research, DiSC® is a personality assessment tool used by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace. DiSC solutions develop critical interpersonal business skills such as sales, leadership, management, teambuilding and communication. 

Founded in 1987 by Drs. Joyce and Robert Hogan, Hogan leads the world in personality assessment and leadership development. 
Hogan challenged decades of academic tradition and criticism to become the first to demonstrate personality’s impact on organizational success, pioneering the use of personality assessment to improve workplace performance. 


Michael R. Goodfriend — Founder of Goodfriend & Associates


Michael R. Goodfriend, Founder of Goodfriend & Associates, has more than twenty-five years of consulting experience as a Teamwork Engineer, Leadership Coach and Meeting Facilitator.  

Mike is the creator of the Teamwork Sharks Leadership Challenge, a Shark-Tank style leadership program that culminates in each participant making a compelling business case for a cross-functional opportunity they want to lead.  Mike authored Breakthrough Time, a time travel business novel about how the Teamwork Sharks help a client commercialize a revolutionary technology. Previously, Mike was a Human Resources Manager with PwC in their Houston office.  He started his career with the firm in the Audit practice and is a CPA.  


Mike’s unique, specialized expertise and offerings include: 


Highest level of certification for the Birkman Method.  Has coached thousands of people to use this model for the past 30 years.  Mike is also the leading implementer of a groundbreaking Birkman report called Birkman Mindset – to help senior leaders better influence the strategy conversation.

Company website: http://www.goodfriendconsulting.com/


Visit Michael's social media by clicking below:




Amy Hart — Hart Training Connection

Amy Hart’s experience includes being a corporate training director and marketer for the financial services and insurance industries, as well as the owner of training consulting firm Hart Training Connection for over 10 years. Amy’s expertise is in working with professionals to mid-level leaders in developing communication skills and leadership. As an Authorized Partner of Jill Hickman Companies, Amy is certified in Everything DiSC Management as well as Signature Leadership and Signature Service. She is also an in-person and virtual speaker for associations and conferences and a Past President of the Houston Chapter of the Association for Talent and Development.

Company website: https://harttrainingconnection.com/ 

Visit Amy's social media by clicking below:



Laurie Hall — Founder & CEO of New Horizon Strategies, LLC


Laurie Hall is a certified facilitator, certified coach, and seasoned speaker and founded New Horizon Strategies in 2011 to inspire sustainable change in the professional world. New Horizon Strategies guides leaders who are facing a change by themselves – and feeling stuck. We help them reflect, resonate, resolve, and refocus so they get bigger breakthroughs faster. Through our executive coaching, facilitation, and consulting, leaders move from transition to transformation. We provide individual, team, and enterprise transformation services to not only survive transition (which seems never-ending) but thrive with sustainable, positive change. Transformation can be an over-used word, but it indicates a simple thing. Have we adjusted our beliefs enough that we don't even question why we're doing something a new way? If the answer is yes, you've achieved transformation!

Company website www.NewHorizonStrategies.com 


Visit Laurie's social media by clicking below:


Event Registration and Cancellation Policy:
ATD Houston has implemented Event Registration and Cancellation Policy for its paid events. If your registration fee is not paid within 15 minutes of signup, your registration will be cancelled and you will have to signup again.


Association for Talent Development, Houston Chapter
PO Box 32, Bellaire, TX 77402
Email: feedback@tdhouston.org

P 713-839-1757

F 713-839-1453

CHIP Code: CH7032 - Use for every purchase at the ATD Store

Media Policy:

By attending events, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the event. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by attending events. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please let the event photographer(s) know that you do not wish to be photographed, filmed and/or recorded.
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software