Call for Papers 2020 ACSG Conference

You are invited to submit abstracts for the 40th Annual SA Assessment Centre Study Group (ACSG) Conference to be held from 9 to 13 March 2020 at the Hilton in Sandton, South Africa.

Closing date for abstract submission is 4 October 2019

We would like to learn from your latest assessment centre research and would like to focus on case studies during the 2020 ACSG conference. Your abstract will go through a blind peer review process of which you will receive feedback, with possible suggestions, before the conference.

Abstract submission is open and you can submit your abstract online or download the abstract submission form from the links on the bottom of this page.

Abstract submissions could be in the following formats:
Pre-conference Workshops which are conducted the day prior to the conference on 11 March 2020. International and local speakers will conduct workshops on their area of expertise. The focus of the workshops is skills transfer. The workshops will each be four hours long to give enough time for interaction between presenters and workshop delegates.

Presentations on 12 and 13 March 2020 should aim to address relevant contemporary issues. Both scientific research and practical case studies will be accepted. To increase the value-add of your presentation, we request that presenters leave the conference delegates with either some tips, tools or a template to help them to apply the lessons learnt. Please note that open-space presentations may be repeated to give conference delegates the opportunity to attend two presentations done during the same open-space slot. Presentations are 60 minutes long; 45 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions.

Speakers’ Corner / Short Session presenters will have an opportunity to showcase some interesting research which may be “under construction.” This platform should be used by presenters who want to showcase projects, research or programmes related to assessment centres which have not reached full fruition. It creates an ideal opportunity for students and practitioners to present preliminary ideas and findings. Three short sessions will be hosted in an hour slot.

Blind Peer Review: All abstracts received will be reviewed by an International Blind Peer Review Panel consisting of Leon Bosman (Ampath, South Africa), Anne Buckett (Precision HR, South Africa), George Coetzee (Honorary Member - ACSG, South Africa), Eugene de Bruin (Honorary Member - ACSG, South Africa), Ute-Christine Klehe (Justus-Liebig University in Gliessen, Germany), Martin Kleinmann (University of Zürich, Switzerland), Deon Meiring (University of Pretoria, South Africa), Petrus Nel (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), Marius Stander (North-West University, South Africa), Sandra Schlebusch (Honorary Member - ACSG, South Africa) and George Thornton (Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA). The panel will evaluate all abstracts (not knowing who submitted the abstract) and presenters will receive feedback of the review process around 30 November 2019.

To submit an abstract online:

  • Please go to the conference registration page. Scroll down and complete the conference registration form.
  • You can choose to attend only the conference. This will enable you to receive log in information from the ACSG website.
  • Once you have your log in information, you can click on the “submit an abstract online" button below and submit your abstract.

Submit an Abstract Online

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