The Association of Executive Search Consultants announced that it will host it’s 2015 Americas Boutique and Independent Firm Forum on September 24th at the Penn Club in New York City.
The Forum provides an opportunity for AESC member consultants from small, boutique, and network firms to discuss what’s currently happening in the search and leadership consulting industry and how business is changing to meet new demands. This year’s forum will be chaired by Jose J. Ruiz, Chief Executive Officer of Alder Koten, and the format will emphasize best practice exchange and more time for facilitated roundtable discussions on market conditions; firm management and tools; and client relationships and execution.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.: Welcome and review of the data collected through the survey: Jose J. Ruiz, Alder Koten
8:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Open forum roundtable discussion on the following topics:
Topic One: Market/Environment: External forces and trends impacting the industry (Patrick Prout, Diversified Search)
Topic Two: Firm Management: Those things involved in managing, growing, and sustaining our firms (Chad Oakley, Charles Aris, Inc.)
Topic Three: Clients and Execution: What we do, how we sell it, and how it is delivered (Tony Bolliger, CareerSMITH)
10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.: Quick fire discussion of any unanswered questions (Eileen Finn, Eileen Finn & Associates)
10:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Closing Remarks, Jose Ruiz, Alder Koten
About the AESC
The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is the worldwide professional body representing the retained executive search industry. Founded in 1959 in the United States, it is today a global organization with its international headquarters in New York City, a European office in Brussels, and an Asia-Pacific office in Hong Kong.
The AESC’s membership of over 300 firms worldwide represents the highest level of retained executive search and leadership consulting. Members of the AESC ascribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines. AESC member retained executive search firms can be found in 75 countries, in each region of the world. When combined, it is estimated that AESC member search firms carry out over 70,000 executive search assignments per annum.
The AESC organizes a number of events every year, including webinars, regional conferences and a Researchers and Associates Summit. The Association has a number of committees to address issues within the industry, such as Government Relations, Ethics and Professional Practices. These bodies are elected annually.
In addition to promoting and maintaining professional and ethical standards, the AESC provides executive recruitment training through its Campus program. The AESC also serves to broaden public understanding of retained executive search consulting and has a program for corporations using or planning to use the services of a retained search firm. This free service, CorporateConnect, offers resources on partnering with search firms and also puts corporate recruiters in touch with the AESC membership.
The Association also offers BlueSteps.com, an online career management service for executives earning a minimum of USD 100k (or the regional equivalent). BlueSteps provides a link between senior executives and AESC’s member search firms as well as a suite of career services tailored to the needs of top executives.
About Alder Koten
Alder Koten helps shape organizations through a combination of research, executive search, cultural & leadership assessment, and other talent advisory services. Our recruiters and executive search consultants bring to the recruiting process an in-depth understanding of the market conditions and strategic talent issues faced by clients within their particular industry. Our leadership consultants provide advisory services that are crafted to be collaborative, responsive, pragmatic, and results oriented. Focused on expanding the capabilities of the organization through talent.