The International Congress on Assessment Center Methods

34th International Congress on Assessment Center Methods

September 22-24, 2008 | Washington, D.C., USA

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General Sessions

Supporting Marriott's Global Growth Strategy through Integrated Talent Management* - Dr. David Rodriguez, Marriott International, USA
*Presentation not available

2008 Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Assessment Center Operations

Assessment Centers: Not as (In)Valid as You Think! - Kevin Murphy, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, USA, and George C. Thornton, Ph.D., Colorado State University, USA
Click here to view Thornton's response.

Contemporary Perspectives on Assessment Center Validity (panel debate)
Ann Howard presentation
Robert Jones and Richard Klimoski presentation
Eric Day and David Woehr presentation
Moderator: George Thornton, Ph.D.
Panelists: Brian Connelly, Ph.D.; Eric Day, Ph.D.; Alyssa Gibbons, Ph.D.; Maynard Goff, Ph.D.; Ann Howard, Ph.D.; Robert Jones, Ph.D.; Richard Klimoski, Ph.D.; Deniz Ones, Ph.D.; Anuradha Ramesh, Ph.D.; Deborah Rupp, Ph.D.; Carl Thoresen, Ph.D.; David Woehr, Ph.D.

Concurrent Sessions

Storms on the Horizon? Changes in the U.S. Legal Environment and their Implications for Assessment Practice - Nancy Rafuse, Ashe, Rafuse & Hill, LLC, USA

Transporting Assessment Centers Across Cultures: A Roundtable Discussion on Challenges and Opportunities* - Jim Kauffman, Ph.D. and Mina Sipe, Ph.D., Development Dimensions International (DDI), USA
*Presentation not available

Using Assessment Center Methodology to Rebuild the New Iraqi Intelligence Agency and Implications for Industry in Establishing a Reliable Work Force in Emerging Market Countries - David Morris, Ph.D., Morris & McDaniel, Inc., USA, and Roger McMillin, Retired Chief Justice, Mississippi Court of Appeals, USA

How General Motors is Using Business Relevant Assessment to Transform its U.S. Dealer Network - Kim Brossoit, Ph.D., Development Dimensions International (DDI), USA

Developing a Talent Bank in the National Health Service in Wales - Christine Bamford, National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare, United Kingdom, and Martin Lewis, Southwest Strategic Health Authority, United Kingdom

Using Executive Coaching to Leverage Assessment Center Feedback: Tips for Success - Jeff Kudisch, Ph.D., University of Maryland, USA, and Mark Poteet, Ph.D., Organization Research & Solutions, Inc., USA
Click here to view session handout.

Assessment/Development Centers as a Tool for Change Management - Meena Singh and Vijay Shankar, BRISC Management Group, Canada

Promotional Assessment Centers in Government - Suzanne Tsacoumis, Ph.D., and Dan Putka, Ph.D., HUMRRO, USA, and Michelle David King, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, USA

A Two-Stage Assessment Center that Brought ALL Employees to a Higher Level of Performance - Roy G. Perham, Ph.D., John Jay College, USA

Mechanically-Scored Behavioral Simulations for High Volume Selection - Jim Kauffman, Ph.D., Development Dimensions International (DDI), USA

Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Assessment Center Performance* - Paul Bernthal, Ph.D., Development Dimensions International (DDI), USA, and Martin Lanik, Ph.D., Colorado State University, USA
*Presentation not available

A German Survey on Assessment Center Applications 2008 - Christof Obermann, Ph.D., Obermann Consulting, Germany

Predictive Validity of an Assessment Center Program in Big Communities - Bertil Mardberg, City of Göteborg, Sweden

Government Assessment Centers Around the World
Anne Buckett presentation
Diana Hartel presentation 
Kaiguang (Carl) Liang presentation
Myungjoon (Marco) Kim presentation
Bernard Nickels presentation
Moderator: Deborah Rupp, Ph.D.
Participants: Anne Buckett, South Africa; Diana Hartel, Canada; Myungjoon (Marco) Kim, Korea; Kaiguang (Carl) Liang, Ph.D., Shanghai; Bernard Nickels, Ph.D., USA

Tales from Central and Eastern Europe on Running 101 Development Centers: A Practitioner's Review of Applying Assessment Center Methodology in Times of Rapid Growth - Martin Musil, Matrix, Austria

Using Assessment Centers to Identify and Develop Talent: A Deloitte Perspective - Nigel Ritson, Deloitte, South Africa