Earn an Advanced Certificate in Executive Talent

Interactive, Virtual Learning

4-month duration per program

AESC | Cornell University, ILR School Certificate

Interactive learning for experienced business leaders.

Collaborate with faculty and peers to learn valuable insights to shape your strategies and apply to your everyday practices 

Key industry-specific methodologies.

The unique program offers a blend of academia and industry perspectives providing practical application backed by the latest research

Expert instructors.

Designed in partnership with Cornell University, ILR School, both programs feature expert faculty members knowledgeable on cutting-edge content in human capital strategy, leadership and business. View faculty.

Learn cutting-edge content focused on human capital and business:

  • The State of our Profession: Executive Talent
  • The Changing World of Work / New Work Models
  • Managing Leadership Pipelines
  • Influencing Hiring Decisions
  • Exploring Executive Assessments
  • Managing Executive Transitions
  • Leading with Courage
  • Leaders who Create a Purpose-Driven Culture
  • Expert-led discussions

Who is this program for?

The Advanced Certificate in Executive Talent is for advanced participants with a strong foundation in executive talent consulting, including:

  • Seasoned executive search consultants seeking to further develop themselves in today’s trends and challenges
  • Leadership consultants looking to develop a stronger acumen in business concepts
  • In-house talent acquisition specialists that work on senior-level assignments
  • Individuals seeking to bridge their extensive industry knowledge with the frameworks used to partner, support and consult C-suite executives

To ensure the quality of each session, applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility to participate.

When will the program run?

Each program runs approximately for 4 months and includes interactive learning modules, industry expert-led discussions, networking sessions and a final project presentation.

  • Enrollment is open for the 2023 Advanced Certificate which is tentatively scheduled for September – December 2023

Are you still offering the Advanced Certificate in Leaders and Culture? 

At this time, only the AESC | Cornell Advanced Certificate in Executive Talent is available for enrollment. The program combines the best of both modules of our Executive Talent and Leaders and Culture certificates.

The curriculum for each program is annually reviewed to ensure participants receive extensive education on the current trends and topics integral to the executive search and leadership consulting profession today and tomorrow. 

Where Can I Learn More?

To read full session descriptions, download the brochure. You can also watch previous info sessions with faculty and with participants. Or email education@aesc.org to better understand if these programs suit your needs. 

Improve your ability to succeed

Since 2012, AESC and Cornell University's ILR School have the only program uniquely tailored to help senior executive talent consultants. Apply today and strengthen your capacity to add greater value to your clients, firm and career.

View past participating organizations.

"The AESC-Cornell program enables us to better support our clients. The clients' benefit is the goal. The personal growth is a bonus."

- Alicia Hasell, Managing Partner, Boyden

"Having the opportunity to jump out of your routine and hear input on trends and other topics is refreshing [...] The teachers were very proactive in interacting with people and sharing experiences with peers around the world provided a lot of value. " 

- Pilar Brogeras, Managing Director, Stanton Chase 


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