Recruiting Leadership Lab 50

This invite-only TA leadership event is not a conference, not a workshop, and not a pure networking event. And there are no sponsor booths. So, what is it?  It’s a hands-on, strategic 1.5 day event for senior TA leaders. It’ll combine some fire-starter panels and talks with small group work sprints, so you’ll build out strategies and processes and new models to take back to work. It’s highly interactive – more like a workshop than a conference – built for senior TA leaders from 2,000+ person sized orgs with 30+ person TA orgs only. You must apply and qualify to register.

Dates and Time: Sept 19 & 20, 2024. Day 1: 8:30 am- 4:00 pm. Day 2: 8:30 am- 2:00 pm.

Fees:  Regular Price: $3,495. Early Bird: $2,995 until Aug 1. (prices include breakfasts and lunches on both days).

Discounts may be available if you’re a Recruiting Toolbox client or a customer of one of our sponsors.

This invite-only TA leadership event is not a conference, not a workshop, and not a pure networking event. And there are no sponsor booths. So, what is it?  It’s a hands-on, strategic 1.5 day event for senior TA leaders. It’ll combine some fire-starter panels and talks with small group work sprints, so you’ll build out strategies and processes and new models to take back to work.  It’s highly interactive – more like a workshop than a conference – built for senior TA leaders from 2,000+ person sized orgs with 30+ person TA orgs only. You must apply and qualify to register.

Dates and Time: Sept 19 & 20, 2024. Day 1: 8:30 am- 4:00 pm. Day 2: 8:30 am- 2:00 pm.

Fees:  Regular Price: $3,495. Early Bird: $2,995 until Aug 1. (prices include breakfasts and lunches on both days).

Discounts may be available if you’re a Recruiting Toolbox client or a customer of one of our sponsors.

Who’s Producing This Event?

John Vlastelica – CEO of Recruiting Toolbox – has been hired to train TA leaders at companies like Nike, Slack, Disney, LinkedIn, and Adobe, and has been rated a #1 speaker at most of our industry’s events. John and his team are bringing you this #willnotsuck TA leadership event.

AGENDA

September 19, 2024 / Day 1

September 20, 2024 / Day 2

FUTURE TA ORG MODEL
Firestarter Presentations and Q&A: What’s coming, and how automated will the world of work get? Tech Executive
What’s changing in the world of sales? Sales Executive
How will AI impact the role of the recruiter? Senior TA Leaders
Small Group Work: Build out a future TA org with heavy automation and HM self-service. Consider how AI and automation will impact central sourcing teams, full cycle recruiters, programs/ops/enablement teams, executive recruiting, hourly/high volume recruiting, and/or university/early career recruiting. All of Us
SENIOR TA LEADER 2.0
Firestarter Presentations and Q&A: What will Executives expect of TA in 2026+? More holistic talent leadership, more strategy. John Vlastelica, Recruiting Toolbox, will share exec feedback from across companies
Small Group Discussions: What do we need to add and take away from our roles as a senior TA leader to be an effective, strategic partner to execs? All of Us
IMPROVING SPEED, QUALITY, DIVERSITY
Firestarter Panel and Q&A: What are the 5 smartest things we’ve done to improve Speed, Quality, and Diversity this past 12 months? Beyond ideas, how do we actually implement these changes? Senior TA Leaders
Small Group Discussions: Deep dive into how to deploy and drive adoption of best practices to improve speed, quality, and/or diversity at scale. All of Us
MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR TECH STACK 2.0
Firestarter Panel and Q&A: How do we get executives to fund the tech we need? Josh Secrest, Paradox, with Senior TA Leaders
Small Group Work: Work on our business cases using a new business case funding framework All of Us
DRIVING ADOPTION OF MAJOR TECH AND PROCESS CHANGES
Firestarter Panel and Q&A: We learn more from failing than successes. What have TA leaders learned about tech and process deployment missteps and how can we effectively drive adoption of all the new stuff we’ll need our recruiters and hiring managers to do? Senior TA Leaders
Small Group Discussions: What poses the biggest risks and how do we predict and mitigate risk better? All of Us
CHEATING
Firestarter Presentation and Q&A: How must candidate assessment evolve in a world where it’s trivially easy for candidates to cheat with the help of AI? John Vlastelica, Recruiting Toolbox
Small Group Discussions: How will we reshape our candidate assessment/interviewing approaches to work in a world where identity verification and skills verification will be 10x harder? All of Us

AGENDA

September 19, 2024 / Day 1

FUTURE TA ORG MODEL
Firestarter Presentations and Q&A: What’s coming, and how automated will the world of work get? Tech Executive
What’s changing in the world of sales? Sales Executive
How will AI impact the role of the recruiter? Senior TA Leaders
Small Group Work: Build out a future TA org with heavy automation and HM self-service. Consider how AI and automation will impact central sourcing teams, full cycle recruiters, programs/ops/enablement teams, executive recruiting, hourly/high volume recruiting, and/or university/early career recruiting. All of Us
SENIOR TA LEADER 2.0
Firestarter Presentations and Q&A: What will Executives expect of TA in 2026+? More holistic talent leadership, more strategy. John Vlastelica, Recruiting Toolbox, will share exec feedback from across companies
Small Group Discussions: What do we need to add and take away from our roles as a senior TA leader to be an effective, strategic partner to execs? All of Us
IMPROVING SPEED, QUALITY, DIVERSITY
Firestarter Panel and Q&A: What are the 5 smartest things we’ve done to improve Speed, Quality, and Diversity this past 12 months? Beyond ideas, how do we actually implement these changes? Senior TA Leaders
Small Group Discussions: Deep dive into how to deploy and drive adoption of best practices to improve speed, quality, and/or diversity at scale. All of Us

September 20, 2024 / Day 2

MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR TECH STACK 2.0
Firestarter Panel and Q&A: How do we get executives to fund the tech we need? Josh Secrest, Paradox, with Senior TA Leaders
Small Group Work: Work on our business cases using a new business case funding framework All of Us
DRIVING ADOPTION OF MAJOR TECH AND PROCESS CHANGES
Firestarter Panel and Q&A: We learn more from failing than successes. What have TA leaders learned about tech and process deployment missteps and how can we effectively drive adoption of all the new stuff we’ll need our recruiters and hiring managers to do? Senior TA Leaders
Small Group Discussions: What poses the biggest risks and how do we predict and mitigate risk better? All of Us
CHEATING
Firestarter Presentation and Q&A: How must candidate assessment evolve in a world where it’s trivially easy for candidates to cheat with the help of AI? John Vlastelica, Recruiting Toolbox
Small Group Discussions: How will we reshape our candidate assessment/interviewing approaches to work in a world where identity verification and skills verification will be 10x harder? All of Us

APPLICATION TO REGISTER

Apply to register for the 2024 Recruiting Leadership Lab 50 Event. This event is for corporate directors or VPs of Talent Acquisition only. You must work in a larger sized org with a 30+ person TA team. You must lead managers, and have responsibility for TA strategy for all or a major function or geography to qualify. This event is not for TA managers from smaller companies, who report into TA directors (we have different events for you!). And sorry, no consultants, vendors, contractors, RPO firms, or search firms will be permitted to register.

Complete this form to apply. If you qualify and tickets are still available, you will receive a registration code that will allow you to register using Eventbrite and a credit card.

LOGISTICS

You must pre-register to attend.  No tickets sold onsite.

Dates and Times: Thu Sept 19, 2024: 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri Sept 20, 2024: 8:30am-2:00pm.

Location Address: 2200 Alaskan Wy #410, Seattle, WA 98121, USA.

Distance from SeaTac Airport: 30-60 minutes by car, depending on traffic.

Hotels: We’ve secured a discounted room block at The Edgewater, an amazing hotel that’s walking distance to our facility. If approved to register, you will receive an email with details on how to reserve based on availability.

Directions and Parking: World Trade Center Seattle

Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and snacks. You may be asked to join a group of peers with one of our sponsors for dinner on Thursday/Day 1. This is optional, and will be coordinated in advance, with additional opportunities to join dinners – if available – onsite at the event.

FAQs

This is an invite-only TA leadership event.  It’s not a conference, and not a workshop. It’s also not a pure networking event.  And there are no sponsor booths. This is a hands-on, strategic 1.5 day event for senior TA leaders. It’ll combine some fire-starter panels and talks with small group work sprints, so you’ll build out strategies and processes and new models to take back to work

We’ve been delivering Recruiting Leadership Lab workshops to corporate TA teams (Nike, Salesforce, Adobe, Bloomberg, Disney, Canva, Slack, Liberty Mutual, LinkedIn) and individual TA managers for over 10 years. Companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Pinterest, Facebook, Target, Starbucks, EA Games, and Northrop Grumman have been sending their TA managers/directors to be developed for years now.  We’re now offering a value-dense experience for leaders of TA managers (Director/VP level only). It’s called RLL50 because it builds on the experiential learning format of our regular TA manager labs, but is limited to 50 senior leaders.

Yes, our founder created Talent42 (sold to Sourcecon in 2018) and as president of a non-profit put on highly rated conferences for 10 years. Our public Recruiting Leadership Lab workshops have received ridiculously positive feedback from the 20+ cohorts that have participated across the US and Europe over the past 12 years.

John Vlastelica – who’s been hired to train VPs, Directors, and Managers in recruiting for over 10 years, and served as the head of TA for a Fortune 500 firm himself – is personally building out the agenda and MCing the event. He knows heads of TA and directors in TA are crazy busy, and won’t put something together that sucks. It’ll be fun, intense, actionable, and strategic. And participants will have to apply and qualify to attend. John’s team will be working at the event to help keep it engaging and valuable, and his team is made up of former TA Directors at companies like Marriott, KPMG, Yahoo!, and Oakley.
John is a 3-time #1 rated speaker at LinkedIn Talent Connect and a former #1 rated speaker at Unleash, events aimed at senior talent leaders

Regular Price: $3,495. Early Bird: $2,995 until Aug 1. (prices include breakfasts and lunches on both days).

Amazing. Maybe. September can be really nice – still like summer. And because we’re doing this Thurs/Friday, you can extend your trip to enjoy the water, mountains, and food for the whole weekend if you choose to extend your stay.

We won’t have any booths or sales people selling, but we will have some underwriting assistance to help fund this event.

Flexible registration: If you cannot make the event, you may send another eligible person from your company (corporate director level or higher) to take your place at the same event, with no additional fee; they can use your registration in your place but they must be pre-approved by John Vlastelica. Just email us at least five days before the event, so that we can get them approved and signed up.

Early cancellation: If you cancel at least 45 days before the event, credit card refunds are available for the full ticket price, excluding Eventbrite service and processing fees (as of May 1st, 2024, fees are $236.27 for a $3,495 ticket). Note: Eventbrite policy doesn’t let us reimburse you for their fees; they keep those.

If you cancel 21-44 days before the event, you may receive a partial credit card refund of 50% of the ticket price (excluding all Eventbrite service and processing fees).

If you cancel 0-20 days before the event, Recruiting Toolbox will have already ordered your workshop materials and food, and will not have enough time to sell your seat to another person, so you will not be eligible for any refund.

Travel and lodging expenses: Under no circumstances can we reimburse for travel expenses. Regardless of the reason for cancellation, our obligation to you is per the above prorated ticket fee reimbursement. We recommend booking travel and lodging that you can cancel if needed.

Force Majeure: If we must cancel or postpone the event due to Covid-19-related travel issues or major catastrophe or property restrictions (i.e., the conference center hosting our training no longer allows in-person events), we will give you a full refund for the ticket price (excluding Eventbrite fees). In no circumstances will we refund travel-related expenses, so please book travel and lodging that you can cancel if needed.

If you have any questions about these policies, please contact our event manager at alicia@recruitingtoolbox.com.

SPONSORS

We won’t have any sponsor booths or sales people attending this event. However, we do have a few sponsors helping to under-write the event and sponsor some attendees. These sponsors were hand-selected and invited by John Vlastelica to partner on this inaugural event. They were selected for their insights and relationships with senior TA leaders, and will be participating in the event, sharing best practices and customer successes.