The International Congress on Assessment Center Methods

42nd International Congress on Assessment Center Methods and Developing Leadership Talent

November 13-15, 2019 | Shanghai, China

Preconference Workshop-Assessment Center Basics: November 12

Now, in 2019, for the first time China is hosting the preeminent conference on assessment centers. The 42nd International Congress on Assessment Center Methods and Developing Leadership Talent will bring together in Shanghai world-renowned assessment center experts, as well as representatives of top companies and organizations that are using—and benefiting from—assessment centers and the rich data they provide, to spot leadership potential, fill open leadership positions, build greater leadership capability, and provide customized development to individuals leaders.

Who Should Attend

This International Congress is a must-attend event for business, education, and government HR leaders and professionals, including those responsible for:

  • Identifying future leaders
  • Talent management and succession management
  • Planning and conducting assessments in their organizations
  • Leadership development and organizational effectiveness
  • Accelerated development of high-potentials and other leaders transitioning to a higher organization level
  • Hiring for leadership positions

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open through March 8, 2019. Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Congress Committee in a blind review process. Status notifications will begin on March 29, 2019. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please use the abstract submission form which can be downloaded here
Congress abstracts should focus on the following, but not limited to:

  • Using assessment centers to identify leadership potential. 
  • How to use assessment data to identify development needs. 
  • How to combine assessment and development.
  • The impact of technology in assessment centers. 
  • Assessment center standards across the world. 
  • Real-world assessment center and development applications
  • The proven effectiveness of development actions based on assessment center research insights.
  • New research on the validity of assessment centers. 

2019 ACSG Conference
March 11-15 | Erinvale Hotel & Spa | Somerset-West, South Africa

This year’s conference week includes AC Academy training workshops (Monday, 11, Tuesday, 12 March and Wednesday, 13 March 2019), pre-conference workshops (Wednesday, 13 March 2019) and the conference on Thursday, 14 and Friday, 15 March 2019.  Find the full conference program on

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The 42nd International Congress on Assessment Center Methods and Developing Leadership Talent: November 13-15, 2019 | Shanghai, China