Research Revolution

Gain the cutting-edge techniques you need for executive research success in today's high-speed, high-stakes environment. Accelerate your core executive research skills by exploring up-to-the-minute new tools and approaches. Propel your career by gaining a deeper understanding of today's lightning-fast business climate and how that impacts our profession. Apply new insights by implementing your learning immediately to improve your results.

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

REGISTER TO EXPLORE:

  • The new ecosystem of executive search and leadership consulting
  • How GDPR will impact your daily work
  • The new art of organizational mapping
  • Avoiding unconscious bias
  • What's now, new and next in executive research

View full program

 

Program
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
WELCOME ADDRESS: THE ECOSYSTEM OF EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND LEADERSHIP CONSULTING

Paul Benson, Regional Market Leader - Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Global Industrial Market, Korn Ferry, and Global Chair, AESC, will share insights on the profession in an era of widespread disruption and lightning-fast change.

SPEAKER

Paul Benson, Korn Ferry and AESC Global Chair

08:45 AM - 09:15 AM
GDPR AND EXECUTIVE RESEARCH: HOW NEW REGULATION WILL IMPACT YOUR DAILY WORK

New legislation will greatly impact you—discover what executive research teams need to know now. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into enforcement on 25th May, 2018. This will impact all search firms that conduct any business in the EU. For executive research teams, it will impact how, when, and why you solicit, use, access, and store personal data, as well as determine legitimate interest and consent of candidates, sources, and referees. During this session, AESC will share with you up-to-the-minute guidance on how the profession is adapting to the new norm of widespread regulation.

SPEAKER

Clare Mahon, AESC

09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
THE HUMAN BEHIND THE PROFILE

Kelsey Froehlich and Ekaterina Tomashchuk of Mintz Group will lead an interactive session on uncovering issues through smarter research, a series of war stories (ours and yours).

SPEAKERS

Kelsey Froehlich and Ekaterina Tomashchuk, Mintz Group

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
THE CANDIDATE CONVERSATION

All of us in the retained researcher/associate role must sell our client's opportunity while, at the same time, learn enough about our candidates' relevant experience to make an initial decision about them. This interactive session will generate new strategies and concrete methods to maximize every moment of the candidate conversation.

SPEAKER

Rachel Roche, Smart Search

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
THE ART OF ORGANISATIONAL MAPPING

Vera Klaus of Phoenix Executive will take on an interactive session that looks at best practices for the mapping of organisations. The session will cover various ways to generate quality organisational maps, including internet research and cold-calling, but she will particularly focus on the methodology of organisational mapping and the importance of telephone research and referrals.

SPEAKER

Vera Klaus, Phoenix Executive

02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
SOURCING REHAB: KICK YOUR ADDICTION TO PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING SITES

In the past 15 years, internet recruiting has been dominated by professional networking sites, but changes are taking place in online candidate behavior and recruiters need to know how this is going to impact their profession in the near future. In 2018, recruiters need to know how to find and connect with candidates outside of the sites that they have become so dependent on. They need to know the next practices for sourcing and recruiting–best practices won't be enough anymore.

In this session, you will learn how to: Examine the changes taking place with professional networking sites; Show recruiters and sourcers the other options available for finding candidates; Fast sourcing ideas to make locating candidates off the beaten path easier.

SPEAKER

Laura Stoker, AIRS

03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
BIAS IN DECISION MAKING

We all like to believe we are fair in our decision making. Bias, prejudice, and discrimination are all issues for other people. This interactive session challenges those assumptions and describes the ways in which all of us are biased in some way. The session will also look at actions we can all take to reduce bias.

SPEAKER

 

Register now

Speakers
  • Paul Benson

    Paul Benson

    Regional Market Leader - Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Global, Industrial Market, Korn Ferry, & AESC Global Chair

  • Clare Mahon

    Clare Mahon

    Managing Director - Europe & Africa, AESC

  • Rachel Roche

    Rachel Roche

    President, Smart Search

  • Laura Stoker

    Laura Stoker

    Executive Director - Global Training, AIRS

  • Vera Klaus

    Vera Klaus

    Founder & Owner, Phoenix Executive

  • Kelsey Froehlich

    Kelsey Froehlich

    Partner, Mintz Group

  • Ekaterina Tomashchuk

    Ekaterina Tomashchuk

    Senior Managing Investigator, Mintz Group

Partners

*AIRS courses do not include legal advice, and you should consult with your own legal counsel about privacy concerns relevant to jurisdictions in which you are searching. AIRS is a registered trademark of ADP, LLC. ADP and the ADP logo are registered trademarks of ADP, LLC. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2018 ADP, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Location

St. Ermin's Hotel
2 Caxton Street, Westminster, London SW1H 0QW, United Kingdom

Directions

Register now

Hotel

St. Ermin's Hotel

2 Caxton St, Westminster, London SW1H 0QW,
United Kingdom

Is offering a special group rate: 269.00 gbp per night inclusive of vat and buffet breakfast. The last day to book is wednesday, 21 february.

Reserve now

Registration

Interested in becoming certified through AESC's Certified Researcher Associate (CRA) program? A limited special bundle rate for registrants of both the Forum in London and the CRA Program is available. For more information, please contact Su Jin You at syou@aesc.org.