A Perspective on Psychometric Assessment Practice in South Africa

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SIOPSA Eastern Cape Regional Branch invites you to attend:

A Perspective on Psychometric Assessment Practices in South Africa: in association with People Assessment In Industry (PAI)

Date: 16 November 2018

Venue: NMU, Main Building, 10th floor, Seminar Room (South Campus)

Despite alignment with international testing best practices, South African assessment practitioners continue to grapple with a number of issues pertaining to the ethical use of assessments vis-à-vis local legislative challenges and professional guidelines. Stakeholders within the profession, industry and academia are facing uncertainty and confusion stemming from legislative amendments and the practical implications thereof. This creates a real need for stakeholder engagement around diverse testing perspectives in the South African context. The SIOPSA Eastern Cape Branch Event provides an opportunity for Industrial Psychologists, Psychometrists and other interested parties to share ideas around the current state of testing practices and the way forward.

SIOPSA Eastern Cape Regional Branch invites you to an opportunity to LEARN and NETWORK with fellow Professional at our workshop:

A Perspective on Testing Practices in South Africa: In association with PAI

With Kevin Distiller (Industrial Psychologist- PS 86916)

More about Kevin

Kevin has worked in the assessment centre industry for over 15 years. He is a registered industrial psychologist and holds an MBA. Having served as SIOPSA Treasurer for a term, Kevin is currently a member of the People Assessment in Industry (PAI) committee. After completing his internship at Bioss SA, Kevin founded and ran a successful assessment consulting business called Latitude 26 for 10 years, before returning to Bioss as a Director. He worked in this capacity from March 2013 until October 2017. Since November 2017, he has worked as the Managing Director of Odyssey, a company which focuses on assessing skills required to successfully enter the working world and providing gamified assessment solutions that work at scale. Kevin has presented several papers at various conferences over the years.

Why should you attend?

Relevance to the South African IOP/HR Practitioner:

  • The event will provide information on a recent survey conducted regarding the use of psychometrics in South Africa. The survey was completed by practitioners, as well as feedback on current legislative challenges and activities taking place to address these challenges.
  • The correct and ethical use of assessment form an integral part of the work done by all IOP/HR Practitioners.

Relevance to the Emerging Psychologists (IOP Interns, MCom and Honours Students):

  • Receive the latest information on psychological assessments usage and practices in the South African environment.
  • Attending this workshop will provide you with information to better understand the challenges and dilemmas in the assessment filed of South Africa. Such views and understanding can assist you in your HPCSA board exam.

2 CPD points will be awarded for attending this event

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10.30 – 11.20  Presentation part 1 – A Current Perspective on Testing Practices in South Africa
11.20 – 11.35 Short break
11.35 – 12.20 Presentation Part 2 – A Current Perspective on Testing in South Africa
12.20 – 12.30 Questions and comments
12.30 -13.00 Networking


Costs: To cover costs we need to charge a nominal fee
SIOPSA   members R 250.00
Non-SIOPSA members R 280.00
SIOPSA Students R 150.00
Late bookings 10% late booking fee.


You do not need to be a member of SIOPSA to register for this workshop. Attend as a GUEST, or even better, why don’t you sign up for membership

Space is limited so please secure your place as soon as possible. Your invoice will be generated from the SIOPSA website. Your registration will only be confirmed on proof of payment. Please forward proof of payment to accounts@siopsa.org.za

Delegates that arrive on the day without proof of payment or booking, will be expected to complete a registration form and sign the signature list.

Event Details

Start date: November 16, 2018

End date: November 16, 2018

Start time: 10:00

End time: 13:00

Venue: NMU, Main Building, 10th floor, Seminar Room (South Campus)

Email: info@siopsa.org.za