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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Founder and President, Smart Search
Director, Archer Search
Lokenberg Training & Consultancy
AESC Managing Director, Europe & Africa
Improv Teacher & Corporate Training, Hoopla
Rachel Roche is the Founder and President of Smart Search, a consulting firm specializing in the training and education of retained executive search professionals. For more than a decade, Rachel has designed and delivers online and webinar training to global members of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. Through Rachel’s career, she has fallen in love with search and has developed a passion for teaching it. Most researchers, associates, and even consultants go into the profession with little or no training.
Carol O'Driscoll has successfully developed and implemented executive search training courses in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia (including India and China) and Russia. With over 20 years of international client facing search research on senior level projects Carol has contributed to the completion of searches across most sectors. She has expertise in the industrial, energy, and consumer markets with significant experience in Europe, Middle East and emerging markets. Carol has over 20 years’ research management experience, most recently as a Research Director at Russell Reynolds. Her expertise includes hiring, developing, training and mentoring teams both locally and virtually across geographies.
Based in the Netherlands, Sandor Lokenberg, is a trainer and speaker on Google search at Lokenberg Training & Consultancy. With a background in Internet forensic search he has over 10 years of experience in finding people on different Internet platforms. He has collaborated with firms all over the globe in finding the right candidates for the job at hand, and has been responsible for successfully building sourcing teams for several international companies. It is his believe that sharing knowledge is key for getting things done efficiently. He would like to share his knowledge on how to find talent through news, events and on emerging platforms other than LinkedIn.
Clare Mahon is Managing Director for Europe at the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Clare is a visionary thinker with a proven background of strategic business-planning enabling transformation, product development and financial growth. Over fifteen years’ experience in ‘Finance, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Customer Service and Operational Management’ with a unique ability to achieve people optimization through buy-in to vision and change strategies. Clare was previously Director of Executive Programs and Councils, Europe for The Conference Board, a position she held for nearly 5 years. She was also the Vice President and member of the Professional Women International Board in Brussels.
Steve Roe is the co-founder of Hoopla and has been teaching & performing improv for nine years. He teaches improvisation full-time in London, and tours workshops around the UK and Europe. He has taught improvisation to corporate clients including Comedy Central, Apple, BBC, ITV, AMV BBDO, KPMG and Ignite. Professionally Steve previously worked as a Management and IT Consultant with Accenture, a Project Manager with American Express, and more recently spent five years working as an Assistant Producer with a number of production companies and channels including ITV, The History Channel, BBC 2 and Channel 4. He completed the Media Guardian Fast Track Scheme at The Edinburgh International Television Festival in 2010.
Partner, Odgers Berndtson
Vice President of Operations, Korn Ferry
Research Director & Senior Associate, Spencer Stuart
Katy Schutte is one of the UK's top improvised comedy teachers and performers. She trained at Second City and iO Chicago, as well as with the Annoyance, UCB and more. Katy is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award. She was the England coach for the Match Improvvisazione Teatrale in Italy, taking England to the world semi-finals. She also won the Comedy School Improv Cup and the Bristol Improv Festival Throwdown with the Maydays. Katy is a dynamic performer who utilises her specialist skills in improvisation to bring out the joy and confidence of her audience, providing invaluable tools for life and business, or as great after-dinner entertainment. She works with clients in the UK, America and Europe including charities, large corporations and government bodies.
Alex Hamilton-Baily is a Partner in the Not-for-Profit practice. Based in London, Alex joined the firm in March 2006. He works with non-profits of all sizes, particularly where there is a requirement to appoint executives and Board members from the private sector. Alex has led searches for the most senior executives for clients such as the National Gallery, Cancer Research UK, the National Trust and the Royal Collection. Alex worked in industry in the Financial Services sector before, fifteen years ago, beginning his search career. He has worked exclusively with non-profits for the last nine with a sectoral specialism in Learned Societies, Professional Bodies and Trade Associations. Alex retains his strong interest in industry, and works closely with commercial Partners to find exceptional talent for the non-profit sector. This cross-sector specialism has led Alex to lead on many of our searches of national importance where breadth of expertise and creativity is required. Alex was educated at University College London and is a Member of the CIPD. He is a Trustee of Penny Brohn Cancer Care and chairs the Remuneration & Appointments Committee.
Mr. Baertschi manages the operational aspects of the Korn Ferry business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In addition he coordinates Korn Ferry's alliance partners in EMEA, covering Africa, Finland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. Coordinating market-facing activities across the organization, he facilitates best partnerships for clients across the EMEA region. He brings through internal Talent Management the best solutions and teams to Korn Ferry’s client. Since joining Korn Ferry in 2000, Mr. Baertschi served previously as Knowledge Director (Europe) and Director, Global Client Strategy.
Sarah is the London Research Director and a Senior Associate in the Financial Services Practice, with a predominant focus on Real Estate in UK and international markets. A broad sector segment she works with banks, funds, developers, investors and occupiers. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart as an Associate in 2010, Sarah worked with another leading global executive search firm covering Real Estate and Financial Services. Before this she worked in a boutique executive search business and her early career was spent with a London focused real estate advisory business. Sarah graduated from St Mary’s College, Durham University with a BSc in Business Economics.
Commercial Director of People Analytics, Alderbrooke/TGCL
White & Case
Manager, Education & Outreach, AESC
President and CEO, AESC
Tom is the commercial director of Alderbrooke’s people analytics operations where as part of the leadership team he leads the expansion of CultureScope across EMEA, APAC and the US. He is responsible for the acquisition and account management of new clients. CultureScope was launched in 2016 and is now in 61 countries and 10 languages with a sector agnostic client base which includes some of the leading global brands. Prior to his current role Tom established the wealth management and FinTech practices at Alderbrooke. Before joining Alderbrooke, Tom was CEO of Price Daniel Partners, a boutique executive search practice which was acquired by Alderbrooke in 2013.
Tim advises on all aspects of UK and EU privacy and data protection law, from general compliance issues (such as implementing privacy policies and consent forms) to more specialized issues (such as managing data breaches, structuring cross-border data transfers, and complying with the 'right to be forgotten'). Tim has a detailed knowledge of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, and co-authored White & Case's Handbook on that legislation (whitecase.com/eu-gdpr-handbook). Tim has significant experience of working with a wide range of clients in the EU, the US and Asia. He has also spent time on secondment at Google, advising on cutting-edge privacy and data protection issues.
Kelsey is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith College where she double majored in American Studies and Political Science with a concentration in cultural communications. Kelsey is responsible for the development, marketing and selling of all AESC Education programming. She also serves as the AESC point-of-contact for the entire AESC research audience. Previously Kelsey was the marketing and communications intern for the AESC.
Karen Greenbaum is President and CEO of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global association representing the $12b+ profession with membership of 325 firms in 72 countries around the world. AESC serves as the voice of excellence for the executive search and leadership consulting profession worldwide and has rigorous membership requirements that ensure members commit to the highest professional standards. Ms. Greenbaum is an experienced business leader having served as the President and COO for the $1 billion US business of Mercer Consulting/MMC, a Fortune 200 company and later as COO for Nixon Peabody LLP a nearly $500 million global 100 law firm. She also served as an executive search consultant and partner before being selected as President and CEO of the AESC.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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