Recruiting Leadership Academy

The Recruiting Leadership Academy is a series of focused, interactive, and virtual courses designed specifically for current and emerging Talent Leaders.

We've developed interconnected courses focused on key areas that we believe are essential to effectively lead your teams through high growth and challenging times.

Each course is designed to leave you with tools and tactics you can implement immediately and brings together our own experiences as Talent Leaders with the wisdom, camaraderie, and empathy of your peers.

Upcoming Academy Courses

The content in our academy courses is intended for in-house recruiting teams. If this is not you but you are still interested, please contact us before registering.

Discounted pricing for enrollment to the following three courses: Designing & Leading a High performing Talent Team, Diversity Recruiting, Influencing with Data, Resource and Capacity Planning. Enroll for the series here.

Academy Objectives

The format is designed with a combination of content delivery, small group discussions, and interactive sessions to successfully implement what you learn.
Diversity Recruiting
  • Develop a diversity strategy and goals
  • Diversity hiring plan template
  • Leading the conversation
Resource and Capacity Planning
  • Headcount/resource planning
  • Stakeholder conversation guides
  • Scenario planning template
  • Build capacity model using RecruitingPlan
Designing and Leading
  • Develop, mission, strategy, and goals
  • Career frameworks
  • Leading through change
  • Understand your leadership style
Influencing With Data
  • Working with and preparing data
  • Summarizing and displaying
  • Presenting data effectively
  • How to inspire action in others, using data

Structured session to get the most out of each topic

  • Presentation and scenario walk-throughs
  • Interactive working sessions
  • Templates and tactics you can immediately implement

Ongoing Support

Every workshop participant will have the instructors and your academy cohort as a resource to ensure you’re able to effectively apply what you learn. We also connect you with all previous Academy alumni over over 400+ Talent Leaders to expand your network.

What people are saying about Academy

“I was able to immediately apply my learnings from Growth by Design's Recruiting Leadership Academy to our rapidly scaling team at Brex.”
Joel Baroody
Brex
Head of Recruiting
“Worth it! It's an intimate group with incredibly insightful learnings!”
Devon Siegel
Reonomy
VP of People
“I know it's hard to take time off but do it! There are truly no other trainings meant for this group of people. It was so refreshing to be around people speaking the same "language" as me who are in my shoes just in a different building.”
Siobhan Miller
DoorDash
Director of Tech Recruiting
“It's easy to get wrapped up in the urgency and the "go go go" of the day-to-day as a recruiting leader, and to forget that we get paid to be strategic! Thus, there is so much value in taking time away to think, reflect with peers, and brainstorm ideas on how to up-level our functions. I feel like I invested in my future self.”
Marta Pinilla Aguilar
Airtable
Head of Recruiting
“Excellent crash course into the framework needed to scale a robust recruiting org. Helps you understand what the unknown-unknowns are and gives you the tools to build your own customized recruiting machine.”
Arthur Chang
Sonder
Chief of Staff & VP Strategic Initiatives
“A great opportunity to cover a breadth of topics, taught by world class recruiting leaders. Good mix of open sessions, shared experiences, and lessons learned over the years.”
Julie Smith
Greylock Partners
Talent
“Having likeminded individuals in the same room who are all facing the same challenges was invaluable.”
Matt Stephenson
Plaid
Head of Engineering, Design, and University Recruiting
“Talent Acquisition thought leaders/practitioners sharing models, methods and strategies for success that can be immediately implemented.”
Ken Baker
iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
Director of Talent Acquisition
“The Recruiting Leadership Academy gave me a ton of fresh ideas and a new toolkit to bring back to my teams.”
Annika Sohlström
Coinbase
Talent Acquisition Manager
“I really enjoyed attending the Recruiting Leadership Academy. The facilitators were experienced, insightful and engaging. The content was broad but all very applicable and I found at least a buffet or two from each chapter that I plan to go back and share with the wider team.”
Maria Gerson
Slack
Recruiting Coordination Manager
“Do this if you want to think big!”
Kevin Minchella
Peloton Interactive
Talent Brand Specialist

Companies that have attended

Our growing alumni community represents a broad group of companies at various stages of growth.