If you are interested in applying for a position as an Appleton Greene Certified Learning Provider (CLP), then please complete all parts of this application form.
CLP CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT FORM - PURPOSE
The purpose of the CLP Candidate Assessment Form is to enable us to evaluate and assess your application for a position on the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program. We understandably receive many applications each year for positions on this program from all over the world and we are ultimately restricted to the number of positions that we can offer in any one calendar year. We therefore want to ensure that these positions are offered to the candidates who are the most likely to succeed. If you are serious about your application and have the required dedication and commitment, please demonstrate this by preparing properly, taking your time and by putting as much effort into the Candidate Assessment Form as you can. The Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program tends to be rather like a light coming on for the right candidates and as such you should automatically know whether this opportunity is right for you. It should also be obvious to us when we are reviewing your CLP Candidate Assessment Form.
PLANNING AND PREPARATION
The application form will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete when you are ready and please note that you will also need to insert the contents of your resume or CV. Please complete all parts of this application form and if you do not have an answer to a particular question, please insert N/A. Please ensure that you have taken time to review all of the information that has been made available to you within the Certified Learning Provider program information guide, before you complete this Candidate Assessment Form.
PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
The online Candidate Assessment Form is not designed to retain information that you enter into it for security reasons. As soon as you successfully submit your application to Appleton Greene, all of the information that you have entered into the form will disappear and will not be retained by your internet browser. You can request a copy of your Candidate Assessment Form by forwarding an email to Appleton Greene after it has been successfully processed. Please remember that this is an online application and as such you could lose information that you have entered, if your internet access is interrupted for any reason. It may therefore be prudent for you to prepare your answers offline in a MS Word document first, before entering your answers into the online application, in order to ensure that you do not lose any of your work.
The Candidate Assessment Form does not constitute a contractual agreement. It is an entry examination for the Appleton Greene Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program.
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
Candidate Assessment Forms can take up to 14 business days to process and are subject to evaluation and assessment by Appleton Greene. You will therefore be notified whether your application has been successful within 14 business days via email, to the email address which has been entered into this Candidate Assessment Form.
Please insert your answers in lower case apart from when starting sentences and proper names. Do not use upper case or capital letters where it is not appropriate to do so. All Candidate Assessment Forms must be completed using the English language and please check your answers to ensure that the correct grammar and spelling has been used where appropriate.
The Candidate Assessment Form has also been designed to provide candidates with the opportunity to clarify their own understanding and interpretation of the information that has been provided and to evaluate and assess their proposed Unique Program Proposition (UPP) for the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program. Please therefore take your time, relax and you will probably find the process to be both thought provoking and enlightening. If you need any clarification or assistance with anything, please refer to your (CLP) Candidate Information Guide. Thank you for your kind interest in the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program and we look forward to receiving your Candidate Assessment Form in due course.
Please answer the following questions, simply by inserting the words YES or NO into the appropriate field.
You are also welcome to expand upon your answers, if you would like to.
Do you see yourself primarily as a corporate trainer, mentor, or consultant? *
Would you like to develop a tangible corporate training program, based upon your own core skills and experience?*
Are you looking to develop and establish your own independent corporate training and consulting practice? *
Do you have a clear idea about the corporate training program that you would like to develop? *
Do you think that your corporate training program would feature a clearly identified Unique Program Proposition (UPP)? *
Would you like to establish a market and both legal and financial commitment from your clients, before you spend time developing your corporate training program? *
Do you feel that you need professional assistance in order to plan, market and develop your own unique corporate training program? *
Do you prefer to work independently as opposed to being internally employed by a company? *
Are you looking to increase your earning potential and perceived value, by providing your clients with a tangible corporate training product, instead of charging clients for your time, advice, or opinions? *
Are you looking to provide your clients with sustainable business process improvement solutions, rather than short-term quick-fix solutions? *
Would you like to achieve financial independence and be in control of your own career destiny? *
Are you prepared to invest the required time and financial commitments necessary in order to establish your own independent corporate training practice? *
What particularly interested you about Appleton Greene & Co? Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). We need to be able to evaluate and assess your understanding of Appleton Greene and whether you have established a positive first impression. *
What interested you about the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program? Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
Why do you believe that you would be right for Appleton Greene & Co? Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
What is your understanding of the difference between Appleton Greene Certified Learning Providers (CLP) and Accredited Associate, Executive and Senior Consultants? Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
What do you consider to be the core objective of the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program? Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
Why do you believe that the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program would be right for you? Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
Why do you believe that you would personally be right for the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program? Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
Unique Program Proposition (UPP)
KEY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES (KCO)
We want to understand more about the corporate training program that you would like to develop and establish with Appleton Greene and why it is likely to be considered unique. Please do not fall into the trap of thinking that your program needs to be better than anything else. It just needs to be seen as being sufficiently different. This enables clients to identify with individual programs and to match their Key Corporate Objectives (KCO) with your Key Program Objectives (KPO).
This is also the section of the Candidate Assessment Form which we at Appleton Greene focus upon most, because it is after all the Corporate Training Program, which will be promoted by Appleton Greene on your behalf, not your resume or CV. If your Unique Program Proposition (UPP) stands out from the crowd, then your application is likely to be shortlisted by Appleton Greene for further consideration.
In order to achieve this, you simply need to focus upon what you personally consider to be your core skills and experience, what you believe your primary knowledge and business strengths and what you find the most motivational and rewarding. You just then need to ensure that these attributes are incorporated within your Unique Program Proposition (UPP).
Remember that differentiation is also determined by other natural factors, such as the industry sectors that you propose to focus upon, the geographical locations that you propose to work within and the business process that you propose to implement within your clients' organizations. In the case of business processes, the reality is that we are all unique in our own individual way and you will acknowledge that you probably already do things differently to your peers or colleagues who may ultimately provide the same service.
As an example, we could conceivably have a number of corporate training programs, which all focus upon performance improvement within the marketing department. There are many different ways and different approaches used to improve performance, which are all perfectly valid and productive. It is merely this simple differentiation that we are looking for at Appleton Greene.
Market demand is determined, not by quantity, but by quality. The more clients understand about your Appleton Greene Corporate Training Program, the easier it will be for them to identify with it, so the more specific your program is, the more unique it will ultimately appear and be perceived.
We understand that you may already have several ideas which could be developed into tangible corporate training programs, but we would prefer you to just focus upon one of these at the moment, so please focus upon what you consider to be your strongest idea.
PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PROPOSED APPLETON GREENE CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAM
01. Proposed Corporate Training Program name or title incorporating the service subject (2 words only), the industry sector (2 words only) and the location (one city and country). (Example: Business development - Consumer Goods - New York NY USA). *
02. Please write a short mission statement for your Corporate Training Program, briefly explaining what you hope it would achieve for your clients. Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
03. Please list 5 Key Program Objectives (KPO). (Example: To improve business development within emerging markets) *
04. Please list 5 industry sectors which you would like to service (Example: Manufacturing) *
05. Please list 5 cities where you would like to service (Example: New York) *
06. Please list 5 companies that you would ideally like to have as clients (Example: Microsoft Corporation) *
07. Briefly explain the methodology that you would like to use. Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
08. Please list 5 program benefits, which should be achieved by your clients. *
09. Please list 5 ways in which the benefits of your program could be measured by clients? *
10. Please briefly explain why you personally believe in your proposed program? Please provide a detailed answer to this question (a minimum of 50 words). *
Terms and Conditions
Please simply answer YES or NO to the following questions:
I understand that this Candidate Assessment Form will be used by Appleton Greene to evaluate and assess my application. I also accept that Appleton Greene reserves the right to decline applications that do not meet with the required standard. *
I understand that acceptance of my application will be subject to evaluation and assessment by Appleton Greene & Co. *
Please simply answer the following questions by inserting either: 25%; 50%; 75%; or 100%.
025% = I am not very confident
050% = I am on the fence
075% = I am reasonably confident
100% = I am absolutely sure
We are restricted to the number of positions that we can offer on the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program during each calendar year. We therefore understandably only want to consider candidates who are confident about their applications and in their willingness and ability to complete their applications if they are ultimately offered a position by Appleton Greene. Please therefore extend us the courtesy of answering the Candidate Self-Analysis questions honestly and accurately, so that we may have the opportunity to consider an alternative candidate should this prove necessary. Thank you for your courtesy and kind assistance.
01. Synergy between you, your career objectives and Appleton Greene? *
02. Confidence in your proposed Unique Program Proposition (UPP)? *
03. Confidence in your chosen target markets? *
04. Confidence in your chosen geographical locations? *
05. Confidence in your reasons for applying for a position on the Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program? *
06. Confidence in your commitment to complete your application if offered a position by Appleton Greene? *
07. Confidence in your ability to manage your own time? *
08. Confidence in your commitment to develop and establish a successful and sustainable independent corporate training practice, together with Appleton Greene? *
Once your Candidate Assessment Form has been received by Appleton Greene, it will be reviewed by a registered Professor who is responsible for the Certified Learning Provider program. If your application meets with the required standard at Appleton Greene, then the professor may elect to contact you directly by email or by telephone in order to clarify your understanding and interpretation with regard to the information provided, to discuss some of the answers that you have provided within your Candidate Assessment Form, or to discuss your Unique Program Proposition (UPP). You are also welcome to request a telephone interview yourself at this stage of the evaluation and assessment process. Please indicate your preference by inserting either YES or NO in the appropriate box below.
Would you like to have a brief telephone interview with a registered Appleton Greene Professor who is responsible for the Certified Learning Provider program? *
Please note that telephone interviews are only available after you have completed your Candidate Assessment Form and only if your application meets with the required standard at Appleton Greene. Approximately 30 minutes is allocated for each individual telephone interview and a mutually convenient appointment will be arranged in advance.
Please take time to review the Q&A section of the (CLP) Candidate Information Guide thoroughly, because you will probably find that this will answer any questions that you may have. However, if you have any questions that you would like to ask a registered Professor for the Appleton Greene Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program, that have not already been answered within the information that has been provided, then you can list them here. Alternatively, if you find that your questions have already been answered by the information provided, then please just insert N/Q into each of the fields below.
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To submit this Candidate Assessment Form, please type in the letters or digits precisely as you see them below, inserting spaces where required and then press SEND.
Please note that if your application is submitted to Appleton Greene successfully, all of the information within the online application form and within your internet browser, will automatically be deleted and removed for online security reasons. So, please do not submit your Candidate Assessment Form until it has been completed in full. You can always request a copy of your Candidate Assessment Form for your records, after it has been successfully submitted to Appleton Greene, by forwarding us an email.
Thank you for completing your Candidate Assessment Form for the Appleton Greene Certified Learning Provider (CLP) program.
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