Core Three: Recruiting Leadership Lab 

We are excited to launch our first Core Three workshop, coming to Silicon Valley in March 2019. 

Join John Vlastelica, Carmen Hudson and 20 other Recruiting Leaders for an intensive, scenario-based, hands-on training workshop where we focus on:

• How to Create a Culture of Diversity Recruiting with your Executives and Hiring Managers
• How to Build Effective Sourcing Strategies to Attract Diverse Talent
• How to Improve Your Interviewing  Process and Candidate Experience so that Your Hiring Teams Select and Convert the Best, Most Diverse Talent
• How to Leverage Candidate Personas to Build Tailored Marketing Messages to Attract Better Candidates for your Most Challenging Roles
 How to Turn Hiring Managers into Talent Magnets

When: March 26 - 27, 2019
Where: Redwood City, California
Cost: $2,500 (How to convince your boss to invest in this)
Why attend? Your peers say our labs are very practical, with over 150 5/5 reviews!
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Learn More About This Workshop, Download Our Core Three Workshop Agenda

What Will You Learn? Best Practices For The
Real World 

You will learn and practice recruiting leadership skills and develop competencies around executive influence, strategy, team leadership, prioritization, and organizational savviness.  This is a hands-on workshop, not a presentation - get ready to work!

     ·   How to Engage the Business and Create a Culture of Recruiting Ownership around Diversity 

     ·   How to Build Top of Funnel and Middle of Funnel Diversity Practices to Attract and Hire the Best Talent

     ·   How to Improve Your Interviewing Process and Candidate Experience so that Your Hiring Teams Select and Convert the Best, Most Diverse Talent

   ·   How to Leverage Candidate Personas to Build Marketing Messages that will Attract Candidates for Your Most Challenging Roles

     ·   How to Turn Hiring Managers into Talent Magnets    

A 2-day public workshop focused on corporate Recruiting Leadership and strategy.

Built for high-potential Corporate (in house) Recruitment Managers and Directors who lead recruiters (must manage Corporate Recruiters to attend) and want to improve their executive influence, strategic thinking, team leadership and problem solving skills in a hands-on, scenario based workshop environment. 

Note: This is not your typical PowerPoint style training. Get ready to work through real world scenarios, alongside peers, over both days. 

Credibly Led by John Vlastelica, a former Recruiting Director with Amazon and Expedia, who now, through Recruiting Toolbox, provides leadership development, strategic consulting and training services to Recruiting Leaders from companies like Nike, Booking, PepsiCo, Disney, SAP, Bloomberg, Autodesk & Salesforce.

Competencies and Development Focus Areas

This is not training that focuses on how to recruit. Instead, it's focused on helping you lead your part of the recruiting function and deliver the right strategies for your business.

Executive Influence ■ Strategic Thinking ■ Team Leadership ■ Change Management ■ Recruiting Strategy ■ Prioritisation & Setting Direction ■ Business Acumen ■ Communication ■ Problem Solving ■ Organizaional Savvy

What do Recruiting Leadership Lab attendees say about our Recruiting Leadership Labs? 

     ·  93% of the 100+ corporate recruiting managers who have attended our small group Labs over the past 5 years rated the workshop a 5 out of 5 ("Excellent"), noting the effectiveness of the instructor, the applicability and effectiveness of the content and tools shared, and the overall program quality.

     ·  98% said they'd recommend it to their peers.

      · 100% said they enjoyed expanding their network in an environment where they got to work side by side, in real world scenarios, with colleagues from other industries and geographies.

      ·  A Talent Acquisition Manager from Nike said "Amazing 2-day learning experience. I put my learning to use before I even made it back to the office."

      ·  A Sr Manager, Recruiting from Yahoo! said "It's the best workshop I have ever taken for my own career development."

Who Should Attend?

Corporate recruiting managers who seek a workshop focused on developing their skills around strategy, influence, driving adoption of best practices with recruiters and hiring managers, improving the performance of their recruiters, building a culture of recruiting ownership with hiring teams, and converting recruiters into more independent Talent Advisors. 

Our labs are not designed for hands-on recruiters, vendors, RPO firms, or managers-of-managers.  These are built for front line corporate recruitment managers.

Past Attendees have included recruiting leaders from companies in technology, financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, and more, including Twitter, eBay, Nike, Faceboook, Microsoft, GoDaddy, Netflix, IKEA, Starbucks, Visa, KPMG, Square,, Nestle, Target, PepsiCo, Little Caesars, Deloitte, KLA Tencor, SAP, Amazon, and LinkedIn. Leaders have typically led small (3 person +) to large (20 person+) corporate recruiting teams.


Our labs are not designed for hands-on recruiters, vendors, RPO firms, or managers-of-managers.  These are built for front line corporate recruitment managers.

Maximum 20 attendees per workshop, and no more than 2 Recruiting Leaders from the same company. 

John Vlastelica - Trainer
Managing Director - Recruiting Toolbox

John has provided training and recruitment management consulting services to companies of all shapes and sizes, including leading organizations in high-tech, bio-tech, healthcare, financial services, and retail. Including PepsiCo, Disney, Adidas, Bloomberg, Google, Target,, eBay, SAP, Salesforce. He's trained managers and hiring teams all over the world - from Moscow to Minneapolis, Beijing to Boston, Amsterdam to Atlanta, Sydney to San Francisco.

John has shared his expertise with colleagues as an entertaining and credible repeat presenter at regional, national, and international recruiting conferences, including LinkedIn Talent Connect, where he was rated a top 5 speaker (out of 100) 3 years in a row. He's also led popular webinars for thousands of recruiters and recruiting leaders, written strategic guides for recruiting leaders on sourcing and raising the bar, led and scaled a professional recruiting organization, been a judge for recruiting excellence awards, and produced the highly rated Talent42 recruiting conference.

John is a part-time critic, part-time optimist who has fallen in love with the problems we face in the talent space and lives to help Recruitment Leaders win in their jobs.


You'll learn new skills, develop key competencies, grow confidence around your role as a leader, and expand your network of peers, who can share lessons learned during and after the session to help you succeed (you'll be invited to a special Slack Channel/ networking group after the event to make it easy to share and stay connected with fellow Recruiting Leadership Lab alumni).

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March 26-27, 2019
Tuesday 8:00am-5:30pm + Dinner
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm

Where: Redwood City, California