The International Congress on Assessment Center Methods

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

November 13-15, 2019 | Shanghai, China
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre

Preconference Workshop: Assessment Center Basics - November 12

Better Data for Faster, Better Leadership Development - and Better Leaders!

The assessment center is recognized today across business, education, and government as the most effective and comprehensive way to gather the data needed to make highly accurate selection and development decisions. Now, in 2019, for the first time China which originated the assessment center, 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 provided to hire, develop, and retain the next generation of leaders needed to drive transformation in an increasingly digital business environment.

According to the 2018 Global Leadership Forecast, C-level executives identify developing the next generation of leaders as their number-one challenge—and assessment centers can help! Assessment centers drive better decisions around spotting leadership potential, filling open leadership positions, building greater leadership capability, and providing customized development to individuals leaders.
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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


Registration is scheduled to open by June 10th. Rates are as follows:

  • Individual Regular Rate: ¥5200 CNY (approximately $772.12 USD) 
  • Register before June 30:
    • Individual Rate: ¥4576 CNY (approximately $679.47 USD)
    • Group of 3+: ¥4374.2 CNY (approximately $645.49 USD)
  • Register July 1-September 30:
    • Individual Rate: ¥4940 CNY (approximately $733.51 USD) 
    • Group of 3+: ¥4693 CNY (approximately $696.84 USD)

Call for Abstracts

The official call for abstracts has now closed. However, we are still accepting abstracts until May 15, 2019. Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Congress Committee in a blind review process. 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. 

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