Overview

THE RESEARCHERS & ASSOCIATES FORUM

8.30 AM -6.00 PM| MARCH 9, 2017 | LONDON

Advance your career and attend AESC’s Researchers & Associates Forum. With sessions ranging from the EU’s GDPR legislation to developing innovative techniques for candidate engagement, AESC’s forum will provide attendees with a robust foundation of knowledge and skills. Register now to expand your network and gain relevant insight on executive research. For more information, please contact Pam Sohal at psohal@aesc.org.

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A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees. This can be used as recognition of prior learning should they choose to complete the AESC Certified Researcher Associate (CRA) program at a later date.

 

Speakers

  • PERSON 1 NAME

    Founder and President, Smart Search

  • PERSON 2 NAME

    Director, Archer Search

  • PERSON 3 NAME

    Lokenberg Training & Consultancy

  • PERSON 4 NAME

    AESC Managing Director, Europe & Africa

  • PERSON 5 NAME

    Improv Teacher & Corporate Training, Hoopla

  • PERSON 1 NAME

    Improv Teacher

  • PERSON 2 NAME

    Partner, Odgers Berndtson

  • PERSON 4 NAME

    Vice President of Operations, Korn Ferry

  • PERSON 5 NAME

    Research Director & Senior Associate, Spencer Stuart

  • PERSON 1 NAME

    Commercial Director of People Analytics, Alderbrooke/TGCL

  • PERSON 2 NAME

    White & Case

  • PERSON 3 NAME

    Manager, Education & Outreach, AESC

  • PERSON 4 NAME

    President and CEO, AESC

 

Program

8.30 – 8.50 AM | Registration

8.50 – 9.00 AM | Opening Statement

Clare Mahon, AESC Managing Director for the Europe & Africa region, will provide an overview of the program and her thoughts on key issues facing the executive search profession today.

9.00 – 10.15 AM | Telephone Sourcing & Networking

American expert trainer to global research teams, Rachel Roche, will lead a highly interactive session on candidate sourcing and networking, with a focus on best practices for phone outreach.

10.15 – 10.30 AM | Morning Break

10.30 – 11.30 PM | Sourcing Candidates Through Unconventional Means

In today’s increasingly global and competitive talent market, the usual sourcing techniques will not necessarily produce the best results. Dutch sourcing expert, Sandor Lokenberg, of People Sourcing Crew will provide a session on sourcing executive candidates through unconventional means, sharing creative ways to uncover interesting and hard-to-find candidates online, beyond LinkedIn.

11.30 – 12.15 PM | Panel: The Future of Executive Research: Millennials, Technology, and Disruption

A panel of esteemed search professionals will discuss the future of executive research, including how generational shifts, technology, and industry disruption will impact the profession. Panelists include Juerg-Herbert Baertschi of Korn Ferry, Alex Hamilton-Baily of Odgers Berndtson, Tom Price-Daniel of Alderbrooke/ TGCL, and Sarah Stafford of Spencer Stuart.
Moderated by Clare Mahon of AESC

12.15 – 1.15 PM | Networking Lunch

1.15 – 2.15 PM | Unlocking EU General Data Protection

Tim Hickman of legal firm White & Case will lead a session on Unlocking EU General Data Protection. The new regulation will elevate risk and have enormous influence on global business, with significant impact on our profession. AESC is actively responding and working with Tim Hickman of global legal firm White & Case. Hickman will lead the discussion and Q&A on what executive research teams need to know now to be prepared.
Moderated by Karen Greenbaum of AESC

2.15 – 3.30 PM | Telling Your Story: Creative Techniques for Candidate Engagement

This session with Professional Comedian and Improv Instructors, Steve Roe and Katy Schutte, will explore the Basics of Improvisation and how those principles translate to the executive search profession. Participants will learn the art of first impressions, how to make and maintain strong conversations, and how staying present in the moment can lead to stronger business relationships. By using fun and interactive improv games and exercises, the group will tackle remedies for addressing the sometimes generational, cultural, and varying experience levels road blocks they may face when initiating professional conversations.

3.30 – 3.45 PM | Afternoon Break

3.45 – 4.00 PM | Getting the Most Out of AESC Services for Researchers

Kelsey Goggin, Manager of AESC Education & Outreach, will provide an overview of AESC services for researchers and associates including: the Certified Researcher Associate (CRA) program, BlueSteps, and the Certificate in Client Relationship Management.

4.00 – 5.00 PM | Do you really know what you don't know? Best Practice in the Search Process

Do you feel you are an expert at developing the very best network to get you to the best candidates for your searches? What is your hit rate on people coming back to you? Are your clients always “wowed” by your short list? If not, why not? This interactive session, led by expert trainer, Carol O'Driscoll of Archer Search, will explore best practice in the search process from a research perspective. We will review the best tried and tested techniques to be as productive, professional and proactive as possible and embrace new tips to make sure you have the most effective methodologies in your toolkit. Be prepared to share and engage in role plays to make the session fun and memorable.

5.00 – 6.00 PM | Networking Reception

 

Location

Crowne Plaza London - The City, 19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB, UK

 

Partners

Thank you to our AESC partners for their support of this event.

Registration
Hotel

Crowne Plaza London - The City

19 New Bridge St,
London EC4V 6DB, UK

A 2-minute walk from Blackfriars tube station, this high-end city-centre hotel is also a 9-minute walk from St Paul's Cathedral.

www.cplondoncityhotel.co.uk