Executive Search Academy West - Sept 2017, Seattle
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Executive Search Academy West - Sept 2017, Seattle

The Executive Search Academy addresses best practices in managing executive recruiting, based on 20 years of research among leading corporations. In each segment we draw on this research, participants discuss their challenges, and in several cases we include discussion with an authority on the topic. The class is open to both ESIX members ($2,900) and non-members ($3,900).

 Export to Your Calendar 9/7/2017 to 9/8/2017
When: 09-07-2017
8:00 am breakfast, meeting start 8:30am
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The Edgewater Hotel
The Edgewater Hotel
Seattle, Washington 
United States
Presenter: Simon Mullins
Contact: Simon Mullins
+1-425-836-6575


Online registration is available until: 9/1/2017
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Executive Search Academy

Founded 2004     26th Session

The Edgewater Hotel

Sept 7-8, 2017

The Executive Search Academy addresses best practices in managing executive recruiting, based on 20+ years of research among leading corporations. In each segment, we draw on this research, participants discuss their challenges, and in some cases we include discussion with an authority on the topic.

Thursday, September 7th

8.00am           Continental breakfast

8:30am            How to Manage Search Activity & Improve Executive Hiring Effectiveness

We explore the evolution of executive recruiting, the challenges of competing for leadership talent and what kinds of corporate initiatives have been successful in managing search activity and improving hiring effectiveness. This includes the business case for an executive recruiting program and how to educate key players in your organization on their roles in making it work.

Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX, with some ‘virtual assistance’ from David Lord, Founder, ESIX

10.00am           Break

10:15am          The Search Process

Anatomy of an executive search engagement - what really happens - and what hiring organizations need to know to make searches succeed. Here we take a detailed look at recruiting tactics and processes: a fundamental overview of how talent is identified and reeled in at search firms and by in-house search teams.

Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX

 12.00pm          Lunch & Discussion

1.00pm            Candidate Assessment


    We discuss tactics and resources for the all-important task of evaluating executive candidates: what works and what is practical, and engage in an interactive learning session with an expert who draws on his           exceptional experience both in academia and in the corporate world, including at Microsoft, Allstate, Seattle Pacific University, and PDRI.

    Guest: Jeff McHenry, Principal, Rainier Leadership Solutions

2:15pm             Break

2:30pm            Client Management

Managing the client, the hiring team, and the interview team takes some courage and ideally some experience – after all, these are very senior executives that we are dealing with.  However, there are some skills and tools that one can use to make sure that we’re in control of the situation, and to make sure this delicate process goes as smoothly as possible.

Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX

                                   

 4.00pm            Adjourn for the day … and join us for a social hour

Connect with your peers in a social setting - where some of the best conversations among participants take place.

 

Friday, September 8th

8.00am            Continental breakfast

8:30am            Participant Roundtable

In this segment, we delve into any questions brought to the table from the prior day’s discussions, as well as collectively dig into challenges that participants are currently having and upon which they would like some group insight.

9:30am            Case Study in Direct Executive Search: Building a World-Class Function at Starbucks

Daniel Whitney describes his journey of building Starbucks’ in-house function from a small operation to a multi-function team, while simultaneously building the internal brand with his company’s executive leadership. He will share the lessons learned along the way and the plans to further evolve the function as part of his expanded remit, in an ever-changing and high-growth organization.

Guest: Daniel Whitney, Director of Global Talent Acquisition, Starbucks                    

10:45am           Break

11.00am          Case Study in Direct Executive Search: Going Global with Microsoft

Over a relatively short time, Microsoft has built an extensive global executive recruiting capability that is a leading example of how to not only deliver a consistent service in multiple regions, but also how to collaborate effectively across all levels of the recruiting function to deliver greater impact. Nina describes how to create an agile organization which is able to adapt as the company continues to grow globally, in a super-competitive talent market.

Guest: Nina Johal, Senior Director of Executive Recruiting, Microsoft

12:30pm           Lunch and Discussion

1:30pm            What’s Next for The Function?

We discuss a few ideas that are already out there, or maybe just ‘out there’, and participants will share what innovations they are seeing – or would like to see – as the function grows in maturity and responds to changes in the talent market.

Presenter: Simon Mullins, Partner, ESIX

2:30pm              Adjourn

 

Note: This agenda and the speakers could potentially change due to circumstances outside of our control.