AESC Education Overview

Welcome to AESC's Education overview. AESC offerings include programs for new researchers and those wanting to start a career in executive research, advanced programs for more experienced executive search professionals, as well as programs for senior-level executive search and leadership consultants. These professional development offerings are held in high regard by member firms of AESC and within the executive search industry.

Have questions about which program would best suit your professional development needs, please reference the below chart to explore what options are available for you and your team.

Researchers & Associates

CRA Program
AESC Forums


AESC Forums
AESC Member Webinars
Customized Solutions

AESC Professional Development News:

New! Certificate in Client Relationship Management

This is a unique portable learning experience that is based on the most extensive research ever done on the ingredients of long-term client relationships. It can help your client-facing professionals win new clients, grow existing relationships, and acquire the trusted advisor skills they need to earn a seat at the table. For questions about the program or for assistance registering, please contact or at +1 212 398 9556 ext. 250.

Get a head start towards AESC researcher & associate certification

Attend an AESC Researchers and Associates Forum and cross-credit your attendance towards the AESC Certified Research Associate (CRA) qualification. Selected sessions at our face-to-face events have been aligned with online CRA courses meaning you can access a face-to-face learning experience as well as reduce your costs and time spent on certification. Forums in 2016 will be held in Chicago and Singapore.

CRA: Expert Forum 

Take the first step toward the researcher certification by registering for the upcoming expert forum. AESC will deliver four interactive webinars that will run for 90 minutes each day. The Expert Forum is a perfect opportunity, not only to listen to the advice of our expert trainer with over 30+ years of experience, but also to learn from one another through debating, questioning and role playing. For questions or to register, please contact or at +1 212 398 9556 ext. 250.

Advanced Certificate in Executive Search & Leadership Consulting

AESC has partnered with Cornell University's ILR School to develop a comprehensive executive education program for senior consultants who have a desire to raise their game in the marketplace. Join an elite group of your industry peers who have already successfully completed this program. For questions about the program or for assistance registering, please contact AESC Program Director, Brian J. Glade at or at +1 212 398 9556 ext. 226.