Assessing Core Skills for Success


Skillscope is a 360-degree assessment that provides individuals with straightforward, practical feedback on job related skills necessary for effectiveness in a management role. Skillscope’s simplicity – short survey and easy-to-read reports – also makes it an ideal first step for organizations that are new to the 360-degree assessment process.


  • Skillscope provides insightful feedback on job-related strengths and weaknesses
  • Feedback is provided in a clear, graphic format, enabling participants to quickly assess strengths and development needs
  • Participants receive a workbook-style Development Planning Guide, which helps them analyze their feedback report, identify developmental needs and set an action plan for long-term development

Special Features

  • Based on research designed to capture managers’ work as it really is
  • Designed to collect feedback from multiple bosses, peers, direct reports and others
  • Short — takes 20-30 minutes to complete
  • Option for reports with or without feedback broken out by rater group
  • Highly visual feedback reports, feature color and graphics
  • Provides ratings for importance, strengths, and development needed
  • Development Planning Guide included with each report helps participants focus feedback and develop a strategy for change
  • FYI For Your Improvement™ Translator to help participants identify development remedies included
  • Group profiles available
  • Available in multiple languages


Facilitators are required to complete a Facilitator Qualification Form to use Skillscope. Upon approval, you will have access to the Skillscope resources site which includes a user’s guide, presentation templates and sample feedback reports. If you want a more thorough orientation to the assessment and facilitator training, the Center can conduct a custom workshop at your organization’s site.

By Mail/Fax: You may download an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) Facilitator Qualification Form and submit it to CCL by mail or fax as indicated on the form.

Workshops and Services

Assessment Certification Workshop

Assessment Certification Workshop

Developed to certify participants to administer the assessments in CCL's portfolio: Benchmarks® by Design™, Benchmarks® for Managers™, Benchmarks® for Executives™, Benchmarks® for Learning Agility™, and Skillscope®.

Coaching for Greater Effectiveness

Coaching for Greater Effectiveness

Developed to give leaders the skills needed to ask the right questions, encourage exploration, build trust, listen for understanding and offer effective feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I decide if Skillscope is a good fit?

Skillscope works well for organizations and individuals who are new to 360-degree assessment. The feedback is reported in a clear, graphic format, enabling participants to quickly assess strengths and development needs.

Do I have to be certified to use Skillscope?

No. Facilitators need to complete the Facilitator Qualification form to use Skillscope.

Who receives the Skillscope feedback reports?

CCL sends the feedback reports to the qualified facilitator only.

What is the minimum number of required participants to order a Skillscope Group Profile?

The minimum number is 5.

How do I place my order?

Place your order online or by calling Client Services at +1 800 780 1031.

What is included with my Skillscope order?

Skillscope includes:

  • All surveys
  • Online status for administrators and participants
  • Scoring of assessment
  • Printed feedback report (two copies)
  • Development Planning Guide (includes FYI For Your Improvement Translator)
  • Group Profiles available ($195 each)
How can I order Group Profiles?

Group profiles can be ordered by calling Client Services at +1 800 780 1031 or Reports must include at least five participants to maintain confidentiality. Group profiles are $195 per data cut.

What is the administration process?

Step I: Order your assessment from CCL — Your assessment administrator (person in your organization managing the administrative process) will receive access to inventory via CCL’s Internet Assessment System (IAS) within 2 hours. IAS allows assessment administrators to manage the assessment process.

Step II: Set up your session in IAS — The assessment administrator enters basic information describing the session.

Step III: Register participants in the session — This step initiates email invitations to participants.

Step IV: Participants complete the self survey and register their raters online.

Step V: Raters complete online surveys.

Step VI: Monitor survey completion status — Assessment administrators and participants can monitor rater return status through IAS. Assessment administrators can use IAS’s email functions to remind participants to check their status and to follow up with raters, if needed.

Step VII: Request feedback report scoring — Assessment administrators can use IAS to request scoring for one or more participants. CCL will process and ship the requested report(s) within 3 business days. Allow 2 days for shipping. If PDF files are requested, the reports will be sent within 2-3 business days.