BDO Assessment Instruments Practice Aid

January 2013

This practice aid provides a brief overview of assessment tools that may be used by those charged with governance in the form of typical instruments used to identify the strengths, competencies, leadership style, decision making approach, and other personality and skill characteristics in their succession planning initiatives. BDO does not endorse a particular instrument. The instruments described in this overview are shown as examples of structured inventories. For further information of some of the instruments referenced below, you may consider visiting: