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AESC Certificate in Executive Research (CER)

Newly relaunched, AESC's CER program is an essential credential for those looking to strengthen and more effectively implement their executive research skills.

The multi-format program offers an array of learning opportunities for participants and covers the fundamentals of executive research. From name generation to pitching to qualifying candidates, develop core skills that will enhance your ability to succeed.

Foundation Course

Build on industry knowledge with virtual courses that highlight the latest tools and strategies.

Expert Forums

Gain feedback from an industry expert and your peers in a collaborative, interactive environment.

Exam

Master the content to apply the learnings in your day-to-day activities.

Enrollment is open. View the Expert Forum schedule

Why pursue the cer?

Earn an industry-recognized credential

Enhance your ability to succeed

Develop core executive research skills

Topics

  • Introduction to Executive Search

  • Tools for Executive Researchers

  • Effective Search Strategies

  • Interviewing and Qualifying Candidates

  • Due Diligence and Legislative Issues

  • Getting Past the Gatekeeper and Pitching Your Search Effectively

  • Referral Sourcing

  • Qualifying Candidates over the Phone and Talking about Compensation

  • Overcoming Candidate Objections and Managing Candidate Interest

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What are past participants saying about the program

"Great opportunity to learn from experts about their personal best-practice experiences and sharing them with participants from all over the world with various different cultural backgrounds. The excellent structured program provides also extensive insights about the differences in cross-country approaches."

- Researcher, Steinbach & Partner, Germany

"It was a well presented, practical forum designed in such a way that allowed new ideas to be disseminated easily and clearly. The forum also provided an excellent gauge as to what we were doing right as a firm and what we could improve on."

- Business Manager, The Insight Group, Australia

Eligibility

This program is open to all individuals who work in the field of executive research. We strongly encourage those looking to develop core executive research skills pursue this program.

Collaborative discussions are an important component of this program. To ensure the quality of each session, applicants must commit to active participation, including participating in role play-based interaction, and meet the minimum requirements:

  • Be employed, or have been recently employed, by an executive search firm

  • Responsible for identifying and qualifying, via telephone, executive-level candidates.

  • Have at least one month working experience as a researcher, associate, or consultant or in a similar capacity.

Pricing

Aesc member

$825

AESC Members enjoy access to the program at an exclusive rate.

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Nonmember

$1,125

Access the full program.

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Training

Custom Pricing

Looking for customized options? Discuss your team’s training needs with us.

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Dates

Foundation Course – Offered year-round.

Expert Forums View the 2018 Schedule.

Questions?

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