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Assessment/Development Centre (AC/DC)

The Design and Implementation of Assessment/Development Centres
Language of lecture: 
Length of the training: 
2 days
The training is also available in 
English languages.

In recent years, we have helped several large companies to develop their Assessment and Development Centre (AC/DC) system which they can manage by themselves afterwards. From now on, you also can learn from our consultants how to integrate Assessment and Development Centres into your selection and career planning system and apply it on a stand-alone, long-term basis.

By completing our 2-day long practical training, you will be able to incorporate the Assessment-Development Centre into your company's selection and career planning system, including:

  • Designing competency models
  • Learning group, in-tray, analysing-presenting, fact-finding, role-playing exercises
  • Training internal assessors, developing competency matrices and schedules
  • Incorporating personal experiences

Training starts with a minimum of 4 participants, according to the agreed time and place.

Our registration number in the Adult Education Data Service System is B/2020/006665.
We act in accordance with the Adult Education Act in all respects.


For whom? 

The aim of this course is that participants get acquainted to the methodology and practice of the design, planning and management of AC/DC-s. Hence we recommend it to HR professionals, who would like to incorporate AC/DC-s into their organisation’s selection and career planning processes, and would like to use these methods on a longer-term. Furthermore we recommend it to HR consultants, who would like to widen their range of services with AC/DC-s.


During the training, participants will learn how to plan competency models. They will get acquainted with a range of exercise types (group, in-tray, analysing and presenting, fact-finding, and role-play exercises), and through their evaluation they will learn how to prepare the organisation’s assessors. They will make competency-matrices and assessment-day programmes. Participants will also try out the exercises, thus they will have a personal experience about them.


AC/DC-s are the most modern and reliable method for leader selection and career planning. If applied properly, an assessment and/or development centre is great help in deciding which (internal or external) applicants will make the most capable leaders, as well as what kind of development is needed for them to perform their duties effectively. SHL Hungary has rich experience in the design and implementation of AC/DC-s. We have helped a number of large companies in Hungary in setting up their own self-sufficient AC/DC system, and we also have a number of ready-to-use exercises.

While offering a theoretical outlook, the course focuses on practical questions. The curriculum mostly builds on SHL exercises, but at the same time our aim is for the participants to be able to create their own exercises, based on what they have learned. We try to take in consideration the participants’ individual needs, and within our possibilities shape the standard curriculum according to these. As needed, we can provide on-site courses that are designed to fit the needs of the organisation. The courses are held by SHL’s experienced consultants.


Sandor Klein

Sandor Klein
Senior consultant

He obtained his psychology-mathematics teacher degree from ELTE in 1966.

Between 1966 and 1982 he was teaching work psychology and educational psychology in Budapest University of Technology. (At this period he also worked for 2 years in Zoltán Dienes's Psychomathematics Research Centre in Canada.)

Between 1982 and 1988 he headed the Department of Psychology in Juhász Gyula College of Education. (During this, he has completed a 3-year person-centred psychology course in France. He has invited Carl Rogers - the most significant humanistic psychologist - and his colleagues to facilitate groups in Hungary.) 

Since 1988, he has been teaching leadership- and organisational psychology in Pécs Science University for HR students, right now as professor emeritus. During this, he has been a lecturer in Debrecen and Cluj universities, in the Department of Psychology. In 1992, he has obtained the title Doctor of Psychology. He has written 12 books and approx. 200 articles. Together with Dávid Klein, he is the editor of SHL books series.  

He has founded SHL Hungary in 1992 with Julianna Kiss to promote modern selection tools. He is currently one of the owners and a senior consultant.

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