AESC Executive Research Forum London 2019

March 14, 2019
Cutting-Edge techniques for Executive Research Success
March 14, 2019
08:00 to 19:00

AESC's Executive Research Forums are the premier events for executive research professionals to stay at the forefront of best practices, leverage new strategic insights, and stay at the top of the profession.

Gain the cutting-edge techniques you need for executive research success in today's high-speed, high-stakes environment. AESC Executive Research Forums bring together executive search professionals who are responsible for various aspects of the search process and want to increase their professional skills and knowledge. Apply new insights by implementing your learning immediately to improve your results.

A seal of attendance will be provided to all attendees. This can be used as recognition of prior learning should they choose to complete the AESC Certificate in Executive Research (CER) at a later date.

Register to explore:

The Art of Persuasion
Using Your Voice for Instant Connection
Innovative Approaches to Candidate Sourcing
The Art of Effective Interviewing
Executive Research 4.0: Setting the Standard


08:00 to 08:30
Registration and AESC Partners Exhibition
08:30 to 08:45
Welcome Address
Emanuela Aureli
Spencer Stuart and AESC Board of Directors
08:45 to 09:15
Executive Research 4.0: Setting the Standard

Sharing insights from AESC’s recent report Leading Transformation: Shaping Today’s C-Suite for Innovation, Clare Mahon will present research that focuses on the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on C-Suite roles. The report examines culture transformation, digital transformation and transformational leadership. How will we prepare our clients to disrupt among the disruptors? How is candidate care changing in a world of digitalization?

Clare Mahon
Managing Director for Europe and Africa
09:15 to 10:45
The Art of Persuasion

Executive Researchers work hard every day to engage passive candidates, portray their clients’ opportunities in an honest, positive light, and help executives to see the value in pursuing their next career move. All of these skills involve persuasion. Rachel Roche, President of Smart Search, will facilitate an interactive session on “The Art of Persuasion” and will focus on strategies and techniques to connect with candidates and represent the client and the role as a win-win for everyone.

Rachel Roche
Founder & President
Smart Search
10:45 to 11:15
Networking Break
11:15 to 12:30
Innovative Approaches to Candidate Sourcing

AIRS®, is a global leader in recruitment training. AIRS training introduces you to the latest recruitment and sourcing strategies and innovative approaches to find passive candidates in today’s competitive market. This session gives you hands on experience that will increase your success rate at locating and attracting top talent. You will gain insight that you can apply immediately as well as a connection to one of the industry’s most respected recruitment trainers.

Laura Stoker
Executive Director - Global Training
12:30 to 13:45
Networking Lunch
13:45 to 15:00
The Art of Effective Interviewing

Interviewing is an art, but it's also a skill you can improve. To be an effective interviewer, you must communicate and respond with honesty and impact, while extracting the full potential of the interview process. Kate Youll, Director of Youll Consulting, and an Associate of Interview EDGE®. will take you on an interactive journey through the interview process that will catapult your confidence and increase your ROI as an interviewer. You'll glean new insights, gain creative solutions on getting the very best out of the interview process and leave with concrete takeaways you can put into practice immediately.

Kate Youll
Director of Youll Consulting
Associate of Interview EDGE®
15:00 to 15:20
Networking Break
15:20 to 16:50
Using your Voice for Instant Connection

Let's face it—our world is a noisy place. To build true connections, we must be authentic, culturally aware and cut through the noise of our increasingly digital environment. Voice expert Marie Terese Letorney, Founder of Ask your Voice™ will lead an interactive and innovative session, enabling you to find and optimize your voice, enhance your persona, empower your communication skills in a diverse society, and build fast connections with elevated impact.

Marie Terese Letorney
Founder & Director
Ask your Voice™
16:50 to 17:00
Closing Remarks
17:00 to 18:00
Networking Reception


St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection
2 Caxton St, Westminster, London SW1H 0QW


Thank you to our AESC Global Partners