Personal Development Analysis (PDA)

PDA International is the World Leader in Online Behaviour Assessments, supporting organisations in the selection, performance management and development of people at all levels and across all sectors. 21st Century is the proud PDA International Partner for South Africa and Africa.

PDA International has granted 21st Century the rights to utilize and incorporate their products and services as an integral part our consulting service.

PDA is the World Leader in online behaviour assessments used to select, manage and develop talent.

  • Scientifically supported and validated
  • Evaluates more than 1 million people every year
  • Used by leading companies and academic institutions
  • Multi-lingual and easy implementation
  • Online platform with results delivered immediately
  • Own database administered for the client
  • International network of partners and distributors
  • The PDA Assessment is a powerful tool with more than 50 years of studies based on proven theories and statistics. It is certified for its application throughout the world.
  • PDA is a behavioural assessment that through a simple, precise and scientific methodology allows us to discover and analyse peoples’ behavioural profiles. It also allows us to evaluate the behavioural and competency requirements of a job thereby ensuring you select and develop the right people into the right positions.
  • The PDA Assessment does not qualify behavioural profiles as “good or bad”; it describes the evaluated individual’s behavioural characteristics.

The PDA Assessment is based on 6 dimensions and their intensities:

  • Results
  • People
  • Patience
  • Conformity to Rules
  • Self-Control / Emotional Intelligence
  • Energy

Once a PDA has been completed the following information will be available:

  • A person’s behavioural profile description, detailing:
    • Leadership style
    • Decision-making style
  • How to lead this person to success
  • Persuasive skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Sales skills
  • Motivation level
  • Strengths and developmental areas
  • Individual and / or group compatibility between one or more individuals and a job
  • Individual and / or group compatibility between one or more individuals and your company’s competencies

The PDA Assessment will allow you to:

  • Analyse the Behavioural Profile of individuals and their potential.
  • Identify the best candidates for positions.
  • Measure employees compatibility against positions and competencies.
  • Develop leadership skills through coaching with PDA.
  • Define the best career plan for your executives and professionals.