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Recording of PCDN webinar Hiring for Social Impact with Bob Spoer, Chief Entrepreneur for People at Ashoka

For our March 2017 Webinar we were joined by joined by Bob Spoer, Chief Entrepreneur for People at Ashoka, the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs (his bio is below).

He shared strategies and lessons for how the social sector can radically changes the approach to recruiting talent through his work at Linkedin, Ashoka and the effort he is leading with partners to build a collaboration ecosystem for scaling the talent pipeline and fostering greater collaboration to better address key challenges facing the world. He also discussed concrete strategies how organizations can better develop networks for change as well as tips for individuals seeking to advance a career in change.

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Bob Spoer is Chief Entrepreneur for People at Ashoka, the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs. 

A veteran of Silicon Valley search Spoer has recruited business and technical innovators globally for a number of Silicon Valley companies.  In addition to LinkedIn, he led global recruiting at Trimble and Teknekron.  He began his search career with Spencer Stuart based in Hong Kong.   Bob is the co -founder of “Recruiting for Good” (RFG)at Linkedin, which does probono searches for ngos globally, leveraging the Linkedin platform.  Pro bono clients have included the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows (RFG was the primary outside recruiting partner), Playworks,  Global Network Initiative and Ashoka.    Thanks in part to RFG’s recruiting success at the outset of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, President Obama signed the bipartisan Talent Act making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent.

A veteran of Silicon Valley search Spoer has recruited business and technical innovators globally for a number of Silicon Valley companies.  In addition to LinkedIn, he led global recruiting at Trimble and Teknekron.  He began his search career with Spencer Stuart based in Hong Kong.   Bob is the co -founder of “Recruiting for Good” (RFG)at Linkedin, which does probono searches for ngos globally, leveraging the Linkedin platform.  Pro bono clients have included the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows (RFG was the primary outside recruiting partner), Playworks,  Global Network Initiative and Ashoka.    Thanks in part to RFG’s recruiting success at the outset of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, President Obama signed the bipartisan Talent Act making the Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent.

Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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