Academy

A series of workshops designed to prepare and develop current and aspiring talent leaders in early to mid stage technology companies. Taught by leaders & experts with deep experience at rapid growth iconic companies, participants will be provided the tools, frameworks and tactics to build recruiting strategies, teams and programs that scale with their company and create a community of recruiting leaders with ongoing mentorship and support. 

Upcoming Academy Events

  • Recruiting Leadership Academy
  • Recruiting Operations Academy
  • Academy Alumni Community Event
  • Founder's Workshop - scheduled upon request
Our Academies and Workshops are being moved to a virtual platform. More details to come soon. If you have any questions in the meantime, Email us.

Academy Objectives

Taught by leaders & experts with deep experience at rapid growth iconic companies, participants will be provided the tools, frameworks and tactics to build recruiting strategies, teams and programs that scale with their company and create a community of recruiting leaders with ongoing mentorship and support.
Recruiting Leadership
  • Building your team
  • Establishing a Culture of Recruiting
  • Becoming a Trusted Advisor
Recruiting Operations
  • Headcount/Resource Planning
  • Capacity Modeling
  • Metrics that Matter
Recruiting Programs
  • Candidate Experience
  • Structure Interviewing
  • Assessing for Culture Fit
  • Diversity Recruiting

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
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 a full day 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
Technical Recruiting Manager
“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 a day 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 today.”
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
Sr. Director of Expansion and Recruiting
“The Recruiting Leadership Academy gave me a ton of fresh ideas and a new toolkit to bring back to my teams.”
Julie Smith
Greylock Partners
Talent
“Having likeminded individuals in the same room who are all facing the same challenges was invaluable. Definitely a day well spent.”
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
Turnitin
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
Technical Recruiter
“The best $1,500 I could have ever spent on my professional growth.”
Stacy Ferranti
Newfront Insurance
Head of Talent
“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
Recruiting Operations Manager

Companies that have attended

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