The International Congress on Assessment Center Methods

Congress Sessions

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General Sessions

21st Century Assessment Centers: A Unique and Different Approach to Validly Assess Competencies and Provide Feedback to Assessees at Significantly Less Time and Cost
Bill Byham, Ph.D., DDI, United States

Culture = Leadership = Culture: Driving a Mission-Driven Organization with Leadership
Chito Salazar, Phinma Education Holdings, Philippines

Concurrent Sessions

38 Years of Experience Giving Assessment Center Participants Feedback on Their Behavior in the Middle of Their Assessment Center
Masahiro Tohyama, MSC, Japan

Assessing Global Talent: Using Personality for Talent Across the Asia and the Globe
Krista Pederson, Hogan Assessment Systems, United States

Assessment Centers: A Conceptual Review
Martin Kleinmann, Ph.D., Department of Psychology-University of Zurich, Switzerland

Assessment Technologies Used at the Olympic Games in Sochi and the Impact
Marina Pochinok, Russia

Beyond Assessment Centers: From Discovery to Development
Mangal Dhuri & Ms. Varda Pendse, Cerebrus Consultants Pvt. Ltd., India

Combining Business Simulation Training Programs with Assessment Centers in a Pharma Company: Method and Effectiveness
Xi Le Gao & Ming Lu Shan, Aceman Group Consulting, China

Developing Chinese Leaders with Personality-based Interventions
Kai-Guang (Carl) Liang, Ph.D., C&D Management Consulting, China

Development Centers That Last: How to Develop the Leader Habit
Martin Lanik, Ph.D., & Michelle Brown, Pinsight, United States

Finding the Real Deal: Exploring the Personality Profiles of Future Leaders in Assessment Centers
Clara Yi Xin Chua, Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Singapore

Gender, Race, Age, Religion, Country of Origin, Sexual Orientation, and Other Possible Biases in Assessment Centers
Bill Byham, Ph.D., DDI, United States

Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Assessment Center Operations--Chinese Versions Applying in Taiwan and China, and How Organizations Can Benefit from this Guideline
Gary Chen, East-West Management Consulting, Taiwan

How Does One Know What Really Works in Assessment Centers? Our Epistemology Combining Theory, Research, and Practice
George C. Thornton III, Ph.D., Colorado State University, United States

Leader Developmental Assessment Center: Empirical Testing
Naghi Radi Afsouran, Ph.D., University of Guilan, Iran & George C. Thornton III, Ph.D., Colorado State Univeristy, United States

Proposal of Leadership Competencies Model
Anna Baczynska, Ph.D., Kozminski University, Poland

Reviewing the Assessment Center Operations in South Korea for the Last 13 Years-With a View of Micro and Macro Perspectives
Young-Jae Kim, Assessta, South Korea

Shoot Out! What Predicts Leadership Potential Best? Assessment Centers, Cognitive Tests, or Personality Tests? --The Latest Research on the Topic from an African Continent Perspective
Pieter Bronkhorst, Evalex, South Africa

Using Personality Tests to Boost the Validity of Assessment
James Sun, Renmin University of China, China

What Should Be Assessed and What Can Be Assessed
Max Choi, Quest Partnership Ltd, United Kingdom

Where's the Fire! Assessment Center Application in the American Fire Service
David Slivinski, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, United States

Pre-Conference Workshop: Assessment Center Basics

Monday, November 12 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (English) & 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Chinese)

Year after year, this pre-conference workshop receives rave reviews. It is intended for those just starting to use assessment tools, or for HR generalists who would like a basic overview. As a participant, you will receive an introduction to assessment center methodology, review basic guidelines, and discuss best practices. An additional fee applies to this workshop.