Recruiting Leadership Academy

Leading recruiting teams to achieve ambitious goals is a challenge in normal times. Doing that while also leading your team through a global pandemic is even more daunting. Add to that a shift in consciousness and activism around social injustice and equality, and it’s difficult to prioritize where to begin.

We’ve developed three interconnected courses focused on key areas that we believe are essential to effectively lead your teams through these transitions. We’re bringing together our own experiences with the wisdom, camaraderie, and empathy of your peers for a series of focused, interactive, and virtual courses.

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.

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
  • Capacity modeling
  • Individualized tools and templates
Designing and Leading
  • Develop, mission, strategy, and goals
  • Career frameworks
  • Leading through change
  • Understand your leadership style

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 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
Head of Recruiting
“Worth it! It's an intimate group with incredibly insightful learnings!”
Devon Siegel
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
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
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
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
“Having likeminded individuals in the same room who are all facing the same challenges was invaluable.”
Matt Stephenson
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
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
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.