Welcome to the Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback website. MSAF provides both surveys and assessments to assist in leadership self-development. The process uses the ‘360’ assessment system, where a leader is evaluated by peers, superiors and subordinates. Use the menu bar across the top of the page to navigate the system. You can access the following:
- Prepare– this page contains available MSAF courses, which cover numerous aspects of the rating, leadership development and coaching process for Respondents, Leaders and Coaches including a link to the Leader Development Tools page.
- Assess– this page allows you to Start a 360 Event, Start a Personal Assessment, Continue a 360 Event, Continue a Personal Assessment and Extend a 360 or Personal Event along with Assess other Leaders.
- Advance– this page allows you to access your files, such as the Individual Feedback Report and provides links to the Virtual Improvement Center, Leader development tools and a link to set up a coaching session. It also provides space to store any files you need to upload, such as an Individual Development Plan.
- VIC (Virtual Improvement Center)– this is your online source to training and education products and links to enable you to learn and practice the leadership competencies listed in ADP 6-22/ADRP 6-22.
The prepare page consists of two sections: Training for Respondents, Leaders and Coaches area and a Leader Development Tools area. The Training for Respondents, Leaders and Coaches section contains available MSAF courses which cover numerous aspects of the rating, leadership development and the coaching process for Respondents, Leaders and Coaches. The Leader Development Tools section contains a list of downloadable leadership resources, such as ADP 6-22, Leader Transitions Handbook, etc. It includes instructional videos, courses, documentation and other supporting content as it relates to the 360 assessment process.
The Assess page contains two sections: Assess other Leaders area and an area that shows active events with action needed. The Assess other Leaders area will show a count of your assessments or surveys that you have not yet completed and the ones you have completed. Each assessment is part of an event; the open tab contains all the assessments you need to complete sorted by due date. Click the link for an event, and the survey or assessment will begin. At any time during the survey or assessment, you can save and exit, then return to it at a later date. The system will resume where you left off. When you complete the survey or assessment, you will be taken back to the freshly updated Assess page, or a Self assessment. The right side of the page will display Start a 360 or Personal Event, Continue your 360 or Personal Event or Extend your 360 or Personal Event based upon if you have initiated an Individual Event and where it is in the process. The Start a 360 or Personal Event link will invoke the Individual Event workflow. The Continue your 360 or Personal Event link will resume an existing Individual Event wherever it is in the process. The Extend your 360or Personal event link will display if your existing Individual Event is within 5 days of the Event End Date. If this link is clicked, a calendar will display allowing you to extend your event. You can extend your Individual Event End Date by at least 2 weeks but less than a total of 120 days from the event begin date. You may see a Take your Self assessment link on the right hand side of the Assess page. The Take your Self assessment link will be displayed if you have not taken your Self assessment for an Individual Event or if you are a Leader in a Unit Event and have not taken your Self assessment. If you click on any of these links, you will be taken to the Self assessment for this event. Once you have completed your Self assessment, the link will no longer be displayed.
The Advance page consists of two sections: a Review Events area, and links to various other pages and areas. In the Review Events section, you will see two sections: Current area and Past area. In the Current area, your most recent Unit and Individual Event will be displayed. Each event consists of a link to the IFR Summary page for the event, a link to view the Individual Feedback Report and a link to create or edit your Individual Development Plan. The Request a Coaching Session link will display a form for you to complete when requesting a coaching session. This page also displays biographies of Coaches available for coaching sessions. In the My Files page, you can upload files, view them and delete them. This area is used to store files used for your leadership self-developments, such as Individual Development Plans (IDP). Unit commanders with access to Unit Rollup Reports will also find them listed here. There is a link to Leader Development tools which contains a list of downloadable leadership resources, such as ADP 6-22, Leader Transitions Handbook, etc. It includes instructional videos, courses, documentation and other supporting content. Clicking the Subscribe link will sign you up to receive updates for leader development training materials. If you no longer wish to receive updates, click the Unsubscribe link.
The Virtual Improvement Center (VIC) page contains links to improvement materials, applications and resources. Each link represents one of the leader competencies outlined in ADP 6-22/ADRP 6-22. Located at the top upper left hand corner of the VIC Home page is a Search box. This will allow you to search VIC content. The search will cover the entire VIC and will allow the user to search by title, description and URLs. Below the Search box are three checkboxes (Document, Multimedia and Website). This is an additional search option. It will allow you to search specific type of content by checking or not checking the boxes as needed. Further down the left side of page you will notice a feature displaying content/training materials. This feature will display recommended leadership training materials for targeted skill development. Enter a keyword such as ‘Leadership’ in the Search box and click the ‘Go’ push button. The search results will display training materials where the keyword ‘Leadership’ is contained within the title, description or URL. It will also display a list compiled of Competency(s)-Component(s) related to the result(s). If you select one of the VIC Competencies and click the ‘Learn More’ link a page will display with more information about the competency along with components (sub-elements) for that particular competency. Select one of the components listed under the competency and it will display a list of leadership resource training material(s). Each line item will contain an icon identifying the type of training material being displayed, the name of training material and a brief description about the training material.