To me, the answer is easy. If the agreement amongst everyone and the program design is to not share with management, then don't share. You will only be adhering to the expectations and guidelines that everyone originally agreed to.
If they want an assessment program then it should be designed and presented as such from the beginning to all involved parties. If you feel comfortable designing and running such a program, pitch it to them!
To disclose information that is supposed to be confidential can definitely be perceived as a huge violation of trust. Building and maintaining trust within a team is a very important leadership skill. If the management doesn't understand that, maybe they need to go through a program themselves.
That's my opinion- best of luck!
On Jul 30, 2011, at 1:23 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: