2013 Workshop on Assessment Centers and Promotional Testing


Alexandria, VA
May 9-10, 2013 (Thursday and Friday)

  • Learn methods of evaluating candidates for leadership positions that are fair, efficient, cost-effective, and that identify job-related skills and abilities.
  • Develop procedures that meet professional guidelines regarding selection, that are valid and reliable, and that have been successfully defended when challenged in court.
  • Take advantage of the assessment center method; a proven technique in identifying the most qualified supervisors, mid-level managers, and senior police administrators.

The assessment center process is a powerful technique for promotional decisions. Observing candidates' behavior in simulations of on-the-job challenges offers in-depth information concerning candidate strengths and weaknesses. Each candidate participates in a series of exercises that simulate actual situations from the target job. The performance of candidates is evaluated by expert assessors, providing information unattainable from written tests, interviews or any other source. Because of their accurate simulation of the job and its duties, assessment centers have proven highly defensible as a selection strategy.

This workshop offers an in-depth explanation of assessment centers: from job analysis to exercise development, and from technology to administration. Participate in hands-on workshops and network with top professionals from around the country. Individuals responsible for selecting, promoting, or training professionals will benefit from this workshop, whether they are novices, experts, or somewhere in between.

Program Tuition: $500
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Hotel Reservations:

To make room reservations, please call the Hilton Alexandria Old Town at 703-837-0440 or visit http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAOTHF-MIW-20130508/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Workshop room rates are $197.00 for single or double occupancy. To receive these rates be sure to inform the reservations agent of the Hotel Group Code (MIW) and the Hotel Group Name (IACP Workshop on Assessment Centers). The cut-off date for reservations is April 15, 2013.

In the event that the room block is depleted and the discounted rate is no longer available at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, the $197 rate is available at the nearby Hilton Mark Center. Transportation between the hotels will be provided at no additional charge. To contact the Hilton Mark Center, please call 703-845-1010 and provide the reservations agent with the group code (IACP) or visit http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAAHHF-IACP-20130508/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. The special room rate will be available until April 15, 2013.


For more information about the workshop, contact:
Center for Career Development and Testing Services

International Association of Chiefs of Police
515 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Telephone: 800-THE-IACP, ext. 319