Recruiting Leadership Lab: Diversity

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 so that Your Hiring Teams Select & Convert the Best, Most Diverse Talent
  • How to Plan Out Your Diversity Recruiting Priorities

2019 Workshop: Seattle, WA
When?: November 6 - 7, 2019
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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We usually sell out several months in advance, so we recommend signing up to receive notifications. Participation is limited to 20 corporate recruitment managers per leadership lab (no more than 2 from the same company).

“I am taking back sooooo many resources and feel I can start making immediate action on my ongoing projects, and start new ones. Other training I’ve been to are too basic - this provided real world strategy around real life situations recruiting leaders face everyday.” - Diversity Recruiting Program Manager,

Recruiting Leadership Diversity:
Two-day workshops for corporate recruiting managers.
Facilitated by John Vlastelica of Recruiting Toolbox

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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 Plan Out Your Diversity Recruiting Priorities

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 ■ Organizational 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, building a culture of recruiting ownership with hiring teams, improving conversion.

Past Attendees have included recruiting leaders from companies in technology, financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, and more, including Twitter, eBay, Nike, Facebook, 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. 

“He challenges your way of thinking, keeps everyone engaged, and gets you working with peers both days. 5/5!” - Recruiting Manager, Activision

“5/5!  Incredibly practical - easy for me to internalize.  Didn’t try to cram too much in and really honest on the most critical components.  Really powerful.” - Recruiting Manager, Uber

“Value-dense experience, but you don’t find yourself checking out, even towards the end of day 2.  Very actionable.  I’ve already shared the content with people on my team and my VP, the day after training, and am putting things into use that I learned.  5/5!” - Head of Recruiting, BECU Credit Union

“Relatable, both tactical and strategic.  Walked away with a game plan in various areas.  Exceeded my expectations!  5/5!” - Manager, Diversity Talent, Hilton

“I am taking back sooooo many resources and feel I can start making immediate action on my ongoing projects, and start new ones.  Other training I’ve been to are too basic - this provided real world strategy around real life situations recruiting leaders face everyday.” - Diversity Recruiting Program Manager,

“One of the most engaging workshops I’ve ever participated in.  Awesome scenarios. Super helpful - can’t wait to take this material back to our team.” - Sr Talent Acquisition Lead, TransUnion

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, biotech, 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, a 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).