2021 ACSG Conference

15 - 19 March 2021

Assessment Centres - Turning Theory into Practice and Promising Beginnings





AC ACADEMY TRAINING WORKSHOPS ON 15 & 16 MARCH 2021

Christine de Wet - Module 1: Introduction to Behaviour Observation during an Assessment Centre
Sandra Schlebusch - Part 2 of Module 2: The Design and Development of an Assessment Centre - Synchronous Practical Part

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS - WEDNESDAY, 17 MARCH 2021

Workshop presentations are available upon request (from info@acsg.co.za) to delegates that attended the specific workshop(s)
Henriëtte van den Berg – Promoting Ethical Excellence in the Design and Operation of Assessment Centres also available as eLearning, contact info@acsg.co.za for more information
Petrus Nel - Introduction to Development Centres
Sandra Hartog & Lynn Collins – New Approaches in the Definition, Assessment and Development of Business Acumen and Strategy Execution

CONFERENCE - THURSDAY, 18 MARCH 2021


Jaco de Jager - Chairman: ACSG - Opening Address

International Keynote Addresses
George ThorntonPractical Benefits from Psychological and Decision-making Theories
Sandra HartogDecoding the High Potential Mystery: A New Model for Talent Assessment

Plenary Session
Inette Taylor – Towards Stillness, Starfish and O’Donohue’s Beautiful Landscape of the Mind

Open Space Sessions
Hennie Kriek & Kim DowdeswellArtificial Intelligence: Implications for the Assessment Centre Method
Anna Baczyńska and othersTowards Leadership Effectiveness: The Role of Individual Leadership Competencies and Constraints Through the Lens of the Bounded Leadership Model
Danie OosthuizenDo the Principles of OCRE (observe, record classify & evaluate) Still Apply When Scoring Digital and Virtual Simulation Exercises


Ignite – Tripartite Model to achieve AC Competence: A Stakeholder Perspective

Pieter Bronkhorst– The AC Assessor in Crisis: Is Artificial Intelligence Eliminating the Role of the Assessor in the AC Method (available upon request from info@acsg.co.za)
Carl Herman & Landi MashiloaneDesigning an Entrepreneurial Assessment Centre: Experiences from this Journey
David Bischof & Marié de BeerAssessment Standards South Africa (ASSA) – Moving towards an Online Assessment Certification Process
George ThorntonAdaptability: Definition, Assessment and Development

CONFERENCE – FRIDAY, 19 MARCH 2021


Local Keynote Address
Yogiavelli (Yogi) Nambiar – Entrepreneurship is a Human Right

Plenary Session
Derick de JonghLeadership in the Face of COVID-19: Glaring Fault Lines and Ethical Dilemmas

Open Space Sessions
Svetlana SimonenkoPsychological Portrait of an Entrepreneur
Pieter Bronkhorst – An Artificial Intelligence Driven Leadership Framework (available upon request from info@acsg.co.za)
Martin LanikMoving ACs Online: Lessons from Global Implementations
Melissa White, Jürgen Becker & Marieta du PlessisAn Intervention Study to Investigate Diagnostic Assessment Centres as an Avenue to Improve the Self-efficacy of University Graduates
Stacy Isaacs – Red Table: A Candid Conversation – The Design of Virtual Assessment Centres in our new Reality
Jeremy FrancisBuilding AC Methodology in the Organisation’s DNA – a Case Study
Linda Fourie, Sandra Schlebusch & Raeanne NaidooAC Ethics: In the Eye of the Beholder
David Bischof & Vandana VaranIdentifying Internal Talent and Driving Succession Planning in a Non-profit Mutual Assurance Organisation

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