2014 Conference

28 February - 1 March 2014

The Assessment Centre approach: An underutilised and critical link in the organisational value chain

Dedication to Nelson Mandela

Abstract Booklet

Group Photo

Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Workshop presentations are available upon request (from info@acsg.co.za) by delegates that attended the specific workshop(s)
Petrus Nel - Introduction to Assessment Centres
Duncan Jackson - Going macro: Adapting Assessment Centres to a diverse workforce
Jürgen Becker - Understanding your AC's data: a basic primer
Brian Hoffman - The identification of organisational leaders: Practices, problems ad prospects

Research Focus Area Workshop - Hybrid model of AC's molecular approach in designing AC exercises and short sessions on AC topics
Deon Meiring - Molecular approach in designing AC exercises - trait activation theory as an intervention strategy in Assessment Centre design: Implications for construct validity
Dan Putka - The practical implications of adopting a mixed model perspective on AC functioning
Wiekie Bartlett and Jessica Prinsloo - Utilising the principles of competency modelling as part of AC methodologies to measure job-related behaviours of candidates
Caitlin de Kok and Christine de Villiers - The impact of cognitive ability on competency ratings: Does 'g' influence scores
Linda Hall - Assessment Centres in talent management

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Welcome by David Bischof
Opening address by Koko Khumalo
Keynote Address by Duncan Jackson
Panel Discussion - Charting developments in the 'leadership' terrain and exploring the assessment linkages

Open Space Session One

Brian Hoffman - Assessment Centres are deficient predictors of effective leadership
Guy Van Biesen - Guaranteeing fairness and equality of treatment using parallel simulation exercises in large-scale Assessment Centres
Marina Coetzee and Christine de Villiers - Talent management: A journey over time ...
Hendrik Bronkhorst - Do IO ACs make a difference? A hard-hitting analysis ...
Gerdi Mulder - The validation of Assessment Centre techniques in South Africa

Open Space Session Two

Martin Kleinmann - Transparency of Assessment Centres: Lower criterion-related validity but greater opportunity to perform
Yasin Rofcanin and Levent Sevinc - Linking ACs to supervisor-rated employee performance: A multi-method study in emerging-country context
Cobus Gerber - Insights from the implementation and quality management of ACs in a macro-organisational environment
Anne Buckett and Chantelle Lottering - The value of Assessment Centres in leadership development
Kim Dowdeswell and Gerda van der Merwe - Current trends in Assessment Centre practices in South Africa

Friday, 14 March 2014

Panel discussion - The Assessment Centre approach: An underutilised and critical link in the organisational value chain
Keynote address by Dan Putka - Transitioning from traditional ACs to automated simulations: Insights for practice and science
Panel discussion - Assessment Centres at a crossroad: Implications of technology for theory and practice
Plenary session by Cynthia Schoeman - Workplace ethics: The seven big issues

Open Space Session 3

Nathan Carter - Integrating personality assessment into Assessment Centres
Ceri Mongie, Danie Oosthuizen and Wilma Botha - Preparing candidates for ACs: 'A day in the life of ...' versus 'A realistic representation of ...'
Frans Cilliers - Systems psychodynamic analysis of the assessor role in assessment
Hennie Kriek - Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs): The evaluation of features and design elements to determine appropriateness

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