Model Communication from the Participant to the Respondents

(You can adapt the following language to explain the multi-rater assessment process to elected officials, staff, and/or others who will participate in your assessment.)

As part of my ongoing training commitment, I have decided to complete a multi-rater assessment in order to get feedback on my professional strengths and the areas where I need to improve. This assessment is different from a performance evaluation since it does not assess progress made toward organizational goals.

I would like to ask you to participate in this assessment. If you believe you will be unable to participate for some reason, please let me know.

You’ll be asked to {insert information here depending on which assessment you have chosen}.

{Insert any anonymity or confidentiality information.}

The assessment takes approximately _____ minutes to complete, and I hope you can complete it by {insert date here}.

I will use the feedback I receive to develop a training plan, and I appreciate your willingness to make this contribution to my professional growth.