STARoundtable Announces Fall Academies

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The Strategic Talent Acquisition Roundtable (STARoundtable) today announced its 2007 Fall schedule of Recruiting and Leadership Academies. Open to organizational recruiting and staffing leaders and individual professionals, eight new sessions in two key tracks – Corporate Recruiting and Hospitality Recruiting – are being offered in major markets across the country starting in September.

The STARoundtable Leadership Academy seeks to move recruiters from ‘doers’ to leaders. This important shift ultimately benefits the professional for their own career growth, while also bringing more value to the companies they work for.

The Strategic Talent Acquisition Roundtable (STARoundtable) today announced its 2007 Fall schedule of Recruiting and Leadership Academies. Open to organizational recruiting and staffing leaders and individual professionals, eight new sessions in two key tracks – Corporate Recruiting and Hospitality Recruiting – are being offered in major markets across the country starting in September.

The highly specialized, one-day intensive workshops are designed to provide participants with the leadership skills and mindset they need to more effectively, successfully and strategically manage their company’s overall staffing and recruiting functions. The program has been approved for 4.75 recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certifications through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Each Leadership Academy workshop is led by recruiting and staffing experts Jeremy Eskenazi, Diana Meisenhelter or John Vlastelica, who combined bring nearly 50 years of experience in helping companies assess and enhance their talent management systems and processes. According to Eskenazi, no other HR industry organization or association offers this kind of leadership-focused educational resource for recruiters or staffing professionals.

"There is a huge void in our industry today for helping corporate recruiters and staffing professionals become true leaders," says Eskenazi, who also serves as managing principal of Riviera Advisors, a leading management consultancy focused on talent management issues. "The STARoundtable Leadership Academy seeks to move recruiters from ‘doers’ to leaders. This important shift ultimately benefits the professional for their own career growth, while also bringing more value to the companies they work for."

During each workshop, designed in modules, participants learn and discuss such issues as how to bring more value to their day-to-day recruiting function; how to navigate complex company politics to their benefit; and how to effectively show the value of their function to their superiors and others within their company.

Each workshop is specifically designed to host between only 15 to 20 participants.

This intimate setting fosters a richer dialog of the concepts, principles and issues discussed, and creates a strong team environment. In addition, all Academies are typically held on a university campus, further fueling the academic and collegial environment.

Following each workshop, "alumni" participants receive a hardbound printed workbook and resource guide. They also have access to numerous proprietary resource materials such as case studies, white papers and metrics tools. Alumni can download these materials and share best practice stories with their Academy team members through a password protected section of the STARoundtable’s website.

STARoundtable originally launched the Recruiting and Staffing Leadership Academy this Spring with two Academies in Los Angeles, and Dallas. HR professionals from such prominent companies as Countrywide Financial, U.S. Cellular, Nike, The Walt Disney Co. and LaQuinta Inns & Suites participated in the inaugural Spring 2007 workshops.

The tuition for participation, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $1,295 per person. Space at each Fall Academy is limited and discounts may be available for participants. To register for a STARoundtable Recruiting and Staffing Leadership Academy or for more information, please visit http://www.staroundtable.com or call toll free (877) 201-STAR.
The Fall 2007 STARoundtable Recruiting and Staffing Leadership Academy sessions:

Corporate Recruiting & Staffing Leadership Academy

  • Boston, Mass.: Tuesday, September 17, 2007
  • New York, N.Y.: Thursday, September 20, 2007
  • Chicago, Ill.: Thursday, September 27, 2007
  • Washington, D.C.: Thursday, October 4, 2007
  • San Francisco, Calif.: Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hospitality Recruiting & Staffing Leadership Academy

  • Las Vegas, Nev.: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
  • Orlando, Fla.: Tuesday, October 2, 2007
  • Honolulu, Hawaii: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

About STARoundtable
The STARoundtable is a powerful facilitated member community designed specifically for corporate and organizational recruiting and staffing leaders. The STARoundtable offers highly structured, professionally facilitated discussion and workgroup sessions focused solely on the challenges and opportunities of leading recruiting and staffing inside of organizations. In addition, the STARoundtable offers powerful access to tools, resources, and research reports on staffing and recruiting leadership and subjects driven by STARoundtable members. The STARoundtable is regionally aligned. There are STARoundtable groups currently in three US regions, and the membership of each STARoundtable group is made up of only members from that region. Membership is by invitation only. The STARoundtable also produces powerful educational events and workshops on staffing and recruiting leadership that are open to the public.

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Ana Varela
Spaulding Communications
404-270-1010
anav(@)spauldingcommunications.com

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