We all know that AIESEC is platform for us to develop ourselves - specifically to develop our leadership, through volunteer abroad for doing social projects or become an intern in a foreign company. The learning that our Exchange Participants got is massive. Like for example, culture shock.
And of course, the famous team experience that AIESEC offers. Running a local committee in your city might be daunting. Especially when you are trying to munch down the tasks your team leader gave you:
Though it's tiring, you keep on trying - you just want to finish the tasks. Sometimes you keep on failing:
And, of course, sometimes you've got your triumphant moments:
But really, after all of those hardships, how can you find out how much you have developed over the time?
Introducing, Leadership Development Assessment (LDA)!
We keep on saying that AIESEC is a leadership development platform, but how do we measure it? LDA (Leadership Development Assessment) is the answer.
LDA is the key tool we use to assess the Leadership Qualities of an EP - Exchange Participant. It provides insights on an EP’s development based on the Leadership Qualities and the Defining Elements.
Its like a questionnaire for EP to understand how their experience. From the very first interaction with customer we have set the expectation that AIESEC is providing a leadership development experience for the them, so we need to make sure they get best value from our experience.
By using this tool we can know our personality before and after taking the experience, our leadership development, the solution oriented path level and etc.
Based on the 12 defining elements of the leadership quality of AIESEC’s Leadership Development Model, we assess 4 measuring characteristics for each defining elements. So in total, 48 questions are being asked in the assessment. The assessment is based on self image, meaning the Exchange Participant assess himself or herself based on his or her own perception.
How about the members? Don't worry, we got it covered:
In EXPA, you can find your EP’s LDA result. The first step is to inform the result to your EP. By clicking on the score of each Leadership Quality, you will be able to see the detailed review of the result. Basically, LDA provides you a scientific measure of our EPs and our members leadership development. We can have it through having initial and exit LDA, so we can compare the end result - How much AIESEC has contributed to one's leadership development?
Awesome, right? If you want to see more (because this, again, is only a summary of the actual guideline), head over to this button below