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MCPA/MCPQ Languages
MCPA is available in:

English
Portuguese (Europe)

MCPQ is available in:

English
Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Portuguese (EU / Brazil)
Spanish (EU / S America)
Swedish

 
MCPA Development Curves
 
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The MCPAŽ is a powerful research based instrument, with an online questionnaire called the MCPQŽ that records a candidate's responses to a series of phrase cards in 30-45 minutes. The data collected supports a structured interview, in which a counsellor will establish the candidate's current level of capability and potential for this to grow over time. MCPA is based on the Bioss theory of Levels of Work that identifies 7 levels of organisational complexity, ranging from the direct, through the organisational to the strategic. The MCPA is an exceptionally powerful and useful instrument because it directly addresses two of the most important issues in executive development - current capability and potential. It is also one of the few methodologies to have been the subject of a full independent validation at national research institute level.

MCPA Levels of Complexity

Complexity Band Theme Management Tasks and Responsibilities
 Strategic
 Management
Corporate Prescience Bringing into being current and nascent contexts for future generations
Corporate Citizenship Creating and sustaining a climate to protect strategic units, embed them in host cultures and alert them to possibilities of evolution
 Organisational  Management Strategic
Intent
Ensuring the external and internal viability of the enterprise as a financial and social entity
Strategic Development Underpinning the future of the organisation by managing or supporting interactions between current products/services, systems and practices, and the innovations and changes needed to align them with the strategic intent
 Direct
 Management
Practice Providing practices and systems to support production or service, to contain costs, realise purpose and enhance reputation
Service Responding to both the obvious and underlying complexities of particular situations or people
Quality Making or doing something on which the viability of the organisation depends, and where the output can be specified beforehand

MCPA produces a narrative report showing the candidate's responses to the phrase cards, and his or her position on an array of curves - derived from historical data - which link levels of complexity with age. The candidate will be able to compare this output with his or her current position in the company or organisation, thereby obtaining important information to support the executive development process. By indicating current capability and potential, MCPA makes a powerful contribution to talent bank management, executive selection, career development, and succession planning.

The MCPA program is held by consultants, or by company or organisation HR professionals. Candidates complete the MCPQ questionnaire online and results are delivered automatically to the consultants or company or organisation HR professionals who will be handling the feedback.

See an overview of the MCPA

Contact us at comments@edacen.com to find out more about the MCPA