Impact of a Management Assessment Centre in Developing Proficient Health Managers

Aust Health Rev. 1997;20(4):119-27. doi: 10.1071/ah970119.


There is growing use of management assessment centres within parts of New South Wales Health. The present study examined outcome benefits from managers who participated in the Australasian Management Competencies Assessment Centre, some 123 staff from one rural and one metropolitan area health service. Results confirmed greater use of personal development plans and increased attendance at continuing professional development among participants compared with like managers who had not participated. The paper argues strongly in favour of widespread use of management competencies assessment centres as a way to implement planned cultural change.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Data Collection
  • Female
  • Health Facility Administrators / education*
  • Health Facility Administrators / standards
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Male
  • New South Wales
  • Organizational Culture
  • Professional Competence*
  • Rural Health Services / organization & administration
  • Staff Development*
  • Total Quality Management
  • Urban Health Services / organization & administration