Webinar Event: Best Practice in Assessment & Development Centres

Webinar Event: Best Practice in Assessment & Development Centres


SIOPA proudly presents an ONLINE event: Assessment & Development Centres – Best practice across the years & future trends

What’s it all about?

Assessment centres have been used as a tool for selection and development across industries for the last 70 years. While their design and use has evolved gradually over this time, this change has been accelerated in recent years. Given the digital era in which we are now working, and the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, organisations have had to rapidly change and adapt the way they run assessment centres and there has been a significantly increasing demand for remote and virtual solutions.

Join Ralph Monley and Courtenay McGill to hear about recent and emerging trends in assessment centres, different ways that they can be used to select and develop potential, and how to stay true to best practice while innovating and evolving with the times. Ralph and Courtenay will also discuss issues of candidate experience and diversity and inclusion.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a completely online event and will be starting at 5:30 pm Australian Standard Western Time.


The tickets are free for SIOPA members, and $16.74 for non-members.

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About the Speakers:

Ralph Monley (Organisational Psychologist, Miraquin)

Ralph has over 35 years experience in organisational psychology, including an extensive background in consulting. Assessment and Development Centres have been a significant element of his experience. His career has included over 12 years with SHL and 10 years with Chandler & Macleod, three years as an RAAF psychologist and three years as an HR Manager in a computer company. Since 2004 he has been Director Psychological Services of Miraquin Pty Ltd.

Ralph completed training in Assessment and Development Centres with leading international SHL trainers in Singapore in 1995. He has since applied this training across a broad range of Assessment and Development centres both in Australia and internationally. He will draw in particular on his experience with an 18-year project co-managed by SHL and the Australian Public Service Commission that ran from 2000 to 2018. Other Assessment and Development Centres he has been involved with span state governments, major accounting firms and resource sector companies. International involvement in Assessment and Development Centres has included programs with a diversified engineering conglomerate employing more than 25,000 staff in India, where the centres were conducted.

Courtenay McGill (Registered Psychologist, Consultant at People Solutions)

Courtenay is a registered psychologist with experience working across the volunteer, public, and private sectors. She is currently a consultant at People Solutions, where she specialises in assessment solutions for recruitment and development. Courtenay has experience designing and facilitating assessment centres across a diverse range of industries and roles, using both in-person and virtual formats, and has delivered over 35 assessment centres since the start of 2020, many of which were adapted to a virtual format to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. Courtenay is passionate about finding new ways to continuously improve and modernise assessment solutions whilst still maintaining best practice.


SIOPA is an independent association with a purpose to create growth, supervision and professional development for Organisational Psychologists and related disciplines in Australia. It was established in Western Australia and has the involvement of many of the most experienced local practitioners in the profession.

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