Monday, 12 Jul 2004

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release: Monday 12 July 2004 Is Emotional Intelligence related to cognitive intelligence and behaviour? World leaders in the assessment of intelligence, emotions and behaviour gather in Melbourne next week to consider issues in assessing the whole person across the lifespan. They will join around 170 delegates including participants from the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand taking part in the International Test Users’ Conference 2004 hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Keynote presenters include: • Professor Gale Roid, co-author of the Stanford Binet 5, a world-renowned assessment tool, which provides a single solution to intelligence testing needs for ages 2 to 85+ years; • Professor Thomas Achenbach, author of the Child Behaviour Checklist, an assessment tool that provides an integrated multi informant (self, teacher, parent) assessment of behaviour aligned to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition; • Dr David Caruso, co-author of the Mayar, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, the first ability-based measure of emotional intelligence which assesses capacity to reason using emotional information; and • Dr Katherine Hirsch, co-author of a number of texts on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, an influential tool with 60 years of theory, research and practice that provides contemporary solutions to organisational and relational issues. ACER’s chief executive Professor Geoff Masters said the conference would be equally relevant to education professionals, organisational and human resources professionals, psychologists and those interested in personal discovery. “Keynote presentations and a range of concurrent sessions will set the scene for a comprehensive understanding of people, their capacities and capabilities, and methods for their assessment,” Professor Masters said. Keynote addresses will be supported by a comprehensive series of concurrent sessions on leadership, executive coaching, online assessment, organisational behaviour, the use of psycho- social behavioural testing and applications of intelligence, behaviour and emotional intelligence testing. The conference will take place on July 19 and 20 at Melbourne’s Hilton on the Park hotel. For further information please phone (03) 9835 7403 or visit the ACER website at ****************ENDS*************