SIOPSA KZN Regional Workshop: A Perspective on Psychometric Assessment Practices in South Africa :Date:    21 April 2018, Venue: PwC Offices, Ridgeside Office Park, 34 Richefond Circle, Umhlanga

R320.00 incl. VAT

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Speaker: David Bischof

“Striving for more efficient and effective processes in testing and assessment legislation, better communication and collaboration between relevant stakeholders” is David Bischof’s dream for psychometric assessments in South Africa. David’s career in psychometric testing started when he studied Research Psychology and Psychometry at Wits University. He has spent the past 12 years working for Deloitte Consulting (Pty) Ltd as the Assessment Centre Manager. As the previous chairperson of the Assessment Centre Study Group (ACSG) and the current chairperson of People Assessment in Industry (PAI), David mentions that he truly enjoys working in the assessment, development and talent management field. The purpose of PAI is to ensure that psychological testing adds value and is practiced ethically in the South African context.

Who should attend?

Registered psychologists involved in psychological assessment and psychometrists, human resource practitioners who make use of psychological assessment, and students interested in psychological assessment.

Why should you attend?

SIOPSA recently conducted a survey regarding the use of psychometrics in South Africa. The survey was completed by practitioners who provided feedback on current legislative challenges and activities taking place to address these challenges. During the event, more information will be provided on the results on the data collected. Findings, based on the results of the data collected, include guidelines on the correct and ethical use of assessments. Challenges, surrounding the law and psychometric assessment is also highlighted in the scientific literature. The below articles might serve as an orientation to aid a more in depth discussion during the workshop.

Schaap, P., & Kekana, E. (2016). The structural validity of the Experience of Work and Life Circumstances Questionnaire (WLQ). South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 42(1), 1-16. doi: 10.4102/sajip.v42i1.1349

Theron, C. (2007). Confessions, scapegoats, and flying pigs: Psychometric testing and the law. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology 33(1), 102-117. doi: 10.4102/sajip.v33i1.260

SIOPSA has applied for 2 CEU points for this event

Agenda: 09:00 – 09:30  Registration & Refreshments

09:30 – 10:15  Presentation Part 1 – A Current Perspective on Testing Practices in

South Africa

10:15 – 10:30 Short break (Refreshments)

10:30 – 11:30 Presentation Part 2– A Current Perspective on Testing Practices in

South Africa

11:30 – 11:45 Feedback on workshop, Q & A and Comments

11:45 – 12:15 Networking

Costs: To cover costs we need to charge a nominal fee
SIOPSA   members R 195.00
Non-SIOPSA members R 320.00
SIOPSA Students R 110.00
Emerging psychologists R 135.00
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

Date:    21 April 2018

Time:   09:00 for 09:30

Venue: PwC Offices, Ridgeside Office Park, 34 Richefond Circle, Umhlanga



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Event Details

Start date: April 21, 2018

End date: April 21, 2018

Start time: 09:00

End time: 12:30

Venue: PwC Offices, Ridgeside Office Park, 34 Richefond Circle, Umhlanga