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2022 ACSG Conference

7 - 11 March 2022

ACs: Fast Forward into the Future


Workshop presentations are available upon request (from to delegates that attended the specific workshop(s)
Babette Barnard – Ethical Decision-making
Richard Landers – How to Gamify an Assessment Centre
Rodney Lowman – Career and Work Assessment


Kim Dowdeswell – Chair: ACSG – Opening Address

Local Keynote Address
James Ramakau – Comprehending Employee Happiness: A Positive Psychology Perspective

International Keynote Addresses
Rodney LowmanEthical and Unethical Assessment Centre Practices: Technology, Predicting Unethicality and AC Usage in Corrupt Organisations
Richard Landers – Games, Gameful Design and Gamification: A New Direction for Assessment Centres

Martin Lanik and Panel Members – Nudges, Habits & Coaching Apps: New Technologies for Leadership Development

Open Space Sessions
Hendrik Bronkhorst – Implementation of AI in a Development Centre
Gwendoline LongA Virtual Global Assessment Centre: It can be Done!
Laird McColl, Sharlene Olivier and Xander van LillThe Structural and Predictive Validity of a Game-based Cognitive Assessment in South Africa
David Bischof and Juba MashabaIdentifying Internal Talent, Driving Succession Planning and Enhancing Organisational Performance in a Leading Telecommunications Organisation
Jürgen Becker, Kevin Distiller and Matthew KleineibstExpanding the Criterion Domain for Counterproductive Work Behaviour in the Workplace: Preliminary Results form Behaviour-based SJT
Daniel Burger and Stacy IsaacsFROM ACs to DCs: An Evolution in Using Development Centres to Identify, Develop and Engage Talent in Absa
Amy Huber – The New Standard - A Case Study of Global Implementation and Predictive Validity of VACs
Christelle HargrovesGlobal Leadership Trends Informing Assessment Centre Design PLUS DDI - Global Leadership Forecast 2021


Plenary Session
Petrus Nel and Sandra SchlebuschAssessment Centres and Ethics: From In-person to Virtual Assessment Centres to Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Open Space Sessions
Sebastian Clifton, Kim Dowdeswell and Danie OosthuizenShifting Feedback Practices in the Age of COVID: Practical Implications for AC Practitioners
Suzanne Gericke – TAT: Does it Really Make a Difference? A Practical Case Study Informed by Theory and Practice in South Africa
Jürgen Becker, Kevin Distiller and Matthew KleineibstRace to the Bottom: How Multiple Hurdle Gamified Situational Judgement Tests can Unlock the Potential of Entry Level Workers
Anna BaczynskaA VR Assessment Centre: The Tool, Methodology and Participants' First Reactions
Danie OosthuizenAC Focal Competencies in a Hybrid World of Work
Marelie BothaUtilising Virtual Reality Assessments in the Workplace: What do we Know?

ACSG Annual General Meeting

Closing Address

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