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Unlocking Potential: Executive Recruiting in International Development and Social Impact

Author:
Craig Zelizer

September 12, 2023

PCDN is excited to announce the next episode in Season 11 of the Social Change Career Podcast with Dan Perez on Unlocking Potential: Executive Recruiting in International Development and Social Impact. 

Dan is Director of North America with SRI Executive, the global executive search, strategy, and leadership consulting firm (full bio below). This will be a fantastic opportunity to better understand talent recruitment in the social impact and development sectors. In addition, you can gain unique insights from a leading talent innovator as well as be better prepared regarding trends in hiring and upskilling. 

In this episode, Dan Perez will cover:

  • Demystifying the Executive Search Process: How our partnership with global organizations can help you understand the executive search process and how to best partner with recruiters.
  • Career Journey for Early and Mid-level Professionals: Strategies and skills needed to transition into executive roles.
  • The Serendipity Behind Careers: Dan's unique path into executive recruiting.
  • Global Recruiting Challenges: Issues surrounding localization, diversity, remote work, and more.
  • Graduate School Insights: A look at Dan's writing on graduate school in public policy and international relations, and how to approach your educational development.

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on LinkedIn & YouTube. The recording will also be uploaded to our YouTube Channel and converted into an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on September 15 at 10 am EST.

Why is PCDN doing this? We are committed to helping social impact professionals and students find their path to impactful careers. For those seeking more support, please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests. We strongly encourage questions and participation from the audience.

Bio: Dan is Director for North America with SRI Executive, the global executive search, strategy, and leadership consulting firm. SRI Executive works with clients across international development, global health, development, sustainability on their crucial leadership challenges. Before SRI Executive, Dan worked with Egon Zehnder, a global executive search firm and Booz Allen Hamilton, a global management consultancy.

He is on the Board of Directors of Atlas Corps, a social enterprise that develops social change leaders. He is also the author of "Wonk University", the first guidebook on graduate admissions for international relations and public policy programs. Dan holds a MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a BA from Tufts University. He currently lives in Washington DC.

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