The CFTW Innovation Skill Assessment® is the only instrument on the market that doesn't rely on self-report or personality profiling. Based on a decade of National Science Foundation-funded research, it directly measures individual and team ability to apply leadership and innovation skills to real world challenges.
What is The CFTW Innovation Skill Assessment?
A 30-minute digital activity test that measures your ability to apply 15 key leadership and innovation skills to real world challenges.
What makes this instrument better?
Unlike other leadership assessments in the market, it gives you a comprehensive picture of skill development that does not rely on either self-reporting or personality-based profiling.
How does it work?
The assessment is a science-based instrument, based on a decade of National Science Foundation-funded Art of Science Learning research. Users are immersed in five different innovation challenge scenarios. Their choices generate 91 performance measures, which are synthesized into 15 scores, creating a comprehensive picture of skill development.
What does it measure?
The instrument measures the four foundational skills of innovation:
Specific measures include openness to diverse perspectives, behavioral empathy, resilience, team leadership, adaptability, idea range, opportunity recognition, problem solving, curiosity and inquiry, tolerance for uncertainty and decision-making.
What will I get?
Within minutes of completing the assessment, you will receive a detailed 20-page report with your scores and actionable developmental recommendations. The basic package includes a thirty minute review with one of our Certified Innovation Coaches to help you understand the report and the picture that emerges from it
Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the most original innovator in human history, once said “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Leonardo’s work demonstrates how together, art, science and the imagination can spark innovations that change the world.
Leonardo was a primary inspiration behind the CFTW Innovation Skills Assessment, which we often refer to as the Instrument.
Upon receipt of payment, you will be contacted by one of our CFTW Certified Innovation Coaches who will send you a link to access the assessment. Upon completion of the assessment, you will be contacted again to schedule delivery of the report and your one-on-one review.