2020 ACSG Conference

9 - 13 March 2020

Assessment Centres: 2020 - Gearing for the Future




AC ACADEMY TRAINING WORKSHOPS ON 9 & 10 MARCH 2020

Christine de Wet presented “Module 1: Introduction to Behaviour Observation during an Assessment Centre (Observer 101)"
Sandra Schlebusch presented “Module 2: The Design and Development of an Assessment Centre (Designing Centres 101)"
Lydia Cillié-Schmidt presented “Module 3: Designing Simulations (Designing Simulations 101)"

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS - WEDNESDAY, 11 MARCH 2020

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
Nathan Kuncel – Improving Decision Making with Decision Aids and Improved Research Communication
Lydia Cillié-Schmidt – Designing and Developing Task-based Assessment Centres
Petrus Nel - Introduction to Development Centres
Paul Vorster – Making Ethical Decisions: Ethics Frameworks and Social Forces
Jennie Browning - Competency Profiling Workshop

CONFERENCE - THURSDAY, 12 MARCH 2020

Jaco de Jager (Chairman: ACSG)



International Keynote Address
Nathan Kuncel – Predictors and process in selection decision making


Plenary Sessions



Open Space Sessions
Martin LanikHow assessment centres can help organisations prepare for and execute on digital transformation strategy. Download Pinsight's research study here.
Pieter BronkhorstWhat predicts leadership potential best - assessment centres, cognitive tests or personality tests
Lydia Cillié-SchmidtIntroducing employee experience concepts to assessment centres

David SlivinskiWhere’s the fire? Assessment centre application in the American fire service
Anna BaczyńskaPersonality and competencies across age
Clayton DonnellyGetting digital: Combining video interview and assessments as a solution for online assessment centres
Kevin DistillerThe use of algorithms in assessment centres – for better or worse?
Kim Dowdeswell & Sebastian CliftonPredicting in-tray performance: The effect of cognitive ability vs. personality
Vina PenditVirtual vs traditional ACs: A view from participants’ perspective

CONFERENCE – FRIDAY, 13 MARCH 2020

Local Keynote Address
Thokozile Lewanika MpupuniInspiring possibilities and critical dilemmas for learning in a 4IR Africa


Plenary Sessions
Dirk GeldenjuysIs it for real? A neuroscientific perspective on virtual reality
Sonette LancasterAssessment Centres and the South African Law
Deon RossouwCultivating ethical culture in organisations


Open Space Sessions
David BischofTechnological advances in assessments & the changing role of assessment practitioners
Mia Bunn – The game of developing successors: a case study
Maharani KertapatiThe changing nature of leadership over time

Hendrik BronkhorstDo assessment centres really work in selecting the high potential applicant or are we wasting our time? Empirical research showing the effect the algorithms and assessment type have on the return on investment of assessments
Marita Becker, Gerda van der Merwe & Sabrina DixonThe enhancement of key leadership competencies of middle managers of a public enterprise
Pieter Bronkhorst, Martin Lanik & Sandra SchlebuschReflection on the 2019 International Congress on Assessment Centre Methods

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