Recruiting Leadership Lab 6: Quarterly Business Reviews & Influencing Executives | Santa Barbara | April 2024

Announcing our upcoming Recruiting Leadership Lab in Santa Barbara, California!

Join John VlastelicaSteve Mair and a group of your corporate recruiting leader peers for Cohort 22 of Recruiting Toolbox’s Recruiting Leadership Lab. In this lab, you and your peer TA leaders will learn and share best practices to help you build and deliver effective quarterly business review discussions with execs, leveraging business insights to prioritize, talent insights and internal metrics to influence, and real-world influencing techniques to engage and get buy in for your strategies to help the business hire the talent it needs.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to build and prepare for a strategic quarterly business review (QBR) with your business executives (VP level leaders).
  • How to leverage talent market insights and historical internal metrics to diagnose root issues, influence execs, and gain their buy in for your strategies.
  • How to build a QBR and plan when optimizing for quality and diversity versus speed and scale.
  • How to prepare for the 10 most common questions executives will ask you in a QBR/strategy discussion.
  • How to ask strategic questions that give you the insights you need to align your resources to the most important business priorities.
  • How to leverage an effective QBR and storytelling framework to maximize your limited time in front of execs.


“I love how direct and practical John gets during the trainings, and how much of his own lived experience as a TA leader and as a consultant he brings in the sessions.”

Talent Acquisition Manager, TEGNA


Download the agenda and learn more here.


Location: Santa Barbara, California. Amazingly beautiful location, just 95 miles North of LA Airport (LAX). We have great hotel recommendations and travel options, and a great space for our workshop with our host (Procore).  

When? April 18 and 19, 2024. Day 1: 9am-5:30pm + optional dinner. Day 2: 9am-12:30pm (this is the hands-on, building portion of the workshop).

Cost: $1,895 + credit card processing fee (How to convince your boss to invest in this)

Why attend? Your peers say our labs are very practical, with over 200 5-star reviews!

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