Executive Search Academy Seattle - Sept 2018, Seattle
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Executive Search Academy Seattle - Sept 2018, 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).

9/6/2018 to 9/7/2018
When: 09-06-2018
8:00 am breakfast, meeting start 8:30am
Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, Washington  98104
United States
Presenter: Simon Mullins
Contact: Simon Mullins

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Executive Search Academy

Founded 2004     28th Session

The Renaissance Seattle Hotel

Sept 6-7, 2018

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, Sept 6th

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

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. We will 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 process 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 help us manage 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, Sept 7th


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 Building a Foundation: Kaiser Permanente

Building a function from the ground up is not an easy task and connecting with and reaching candidates in a super competitive healthcare market makes it doubly so. Tricia and team are building a broad executive recruiting function across the entire organization, and she will share with us what she has learned around starting from scratch, and how to build trust and credibility with clients along the way.
Guest: Tricia Thomas-Horan, Snr Manager, Executive Talent Acquisition, Kaiser Permanente

10:45am                      Break

11.00am          Case Study in Direct Executive Search & Diversity Results: Intel Corporation

Over a relatively short period of time, Intel has built an executive recruiting capability that is a leading example of how to establish and build a strategic function and drive significant diversity results. Here we learn about the tremendous contribution such a team can make at a large company, how they have beaten their diversity goals ahead of target, plus hear about Adriana’s plans for making even more impact.

Guest: Adriana Quevedo, Executive Recruiting Director, Intel Corporation

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·                      ·          ·


Location         The Vista Room, The Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515, Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104 

[The hotel has advised they might be able to give discounts with the following promo code: K6Y, subject to availability.]

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