The 'Stepping into Recruitment & TA Leadership' programme

The journey to Recruitment Leadership is an important one to take accountability of. This course is curated to equip TA, agency & exec search recruiters with the insights, understanding & strategies to progress towards stepping MORE into their leadership.

DATE: Weekly for 7 weeks from Thursday 12th October
TIME: 17:00 – 18:00 (AEDT)

What is the Stepping up your recruitment
& TA leadership programme?

The Stepping into recruitment & TA  leadership is a 7-week immersive program, designed by Protoscience & delivered in partnership with Strivin. Over the course of the program, career strategist Jo McCatty will guide you through the seven stages of stepping into leadership. You’ll finish the course with a complete leadership roadmap, confidence in your pathway, and the opportunity to continue learning through peer mentoring or ongoing coaching.


Week 2 - Why do you want to be a leader?

Recruiters take actions in their role as  the business they serve are hiring or replacing people. This first session helps you to figure out your leadership style and evaluate that vs your remit, the sectors as well as the  people you supply or serve. 

This is the start of the journey to Leadership ; get clarity on the skills you have that form the anticipated success leadership profile.  You may just discover something untapped,  and what separates your leadership style vs others. Want to feel like a leader and actually be one? Proceed with curiosity to the next session.

Week 3 - Professional Story and models of Leadership

Moving from session 1 the first part of this session is about crafting your professional story as a leader. If you want to be a leader you need to believe, think, speak and act like one. 

In the second part, you will understand why the unique skills and attributes that make you who you are, need to be taken up a notch. As humans we always want to grow, do more, be more, & add more value. Growth is one of the top human needs. Identifying the things that you enjoy doing with your leadership skills, will give some scope in mastering influence with clients and candidates you liaise with.

Week 4 - Personal Brand and your value proposition as a recruitment leaders

The beautiful part of being a recruitment leader is that we get to socialize opportunities that can end up being a candidate’s dream role. We can also leverage things like LI to promote our own brand.You may often hear about ‘personal brand’ and how important it is when working with others or in building those effective long lasting relationships and networks. What you do & what you say is how people will perceive you. You will leave the session knowing the answer to what type of leader you want to be known as  & who you want  to show up as out there in the world.

Week 5 - Finding your voice

How do you articulate your value as a  recruitment leader verbally?  Whether at a network event, hiring manager  meeting, a candidate engagement session. Do you come across the way you want to? Do you get to describe yourself the way you wish to be perceived? This is where you will learn why and how to prepare, practice and ‘perform’  authentically your proposition  to make sure you stand out – with your newly discovered leadership skills by simply being you with a big dose of self appreciation and  authentic self confidence.

Week 1 -intro to group coaching 101 to get you set up for success

This is all about spending 121 time with Jo getting to know her and each other over a 30 to 45 min where she will guide you on what to expect out of the course, how to make the most out of it so when it gets to the sessions about your plan, you will have a great set of robust actions that you will take for things that are a MUST for you right now and over the timeline of your choice. This depends on where you are at. Post this session you will have the clarity you need to proceed with self determination for the duration of the programme.

Week 6 - Your Leadership Plan and Goals

A plan without a date and the actions towards this, is just an idea or dream.

How do you make sure that you take massive action when it comes to stepping into your leadership?

When you think of the types of responsibilities you want to take on, what types of skills you want to use, how you want to be striving  to get to that next stage in leadership – you need a massive action plan. Your plan should be the incremental steps that lead to the big outcomes you wish for. In this session you will be given the Rapid Planning Method used, tried and tested by professionals in the leadership and self development space.

Creating a plan using RPM (you tube)  &/or Create your Plan (spotify).

Week 7 - Leadership mindset & values as part of your plan

The 4 things you need to use and leverage as a leader – Focus, Consistency , Self Determination and being values driven. In this session we will recap on how your mindset plays the protagonist in positively moving yourself from an individual contributor to having  a seat at the leadership table on an ongoing basis , where you want to be. This final session is the critical last step before the big leap into your  ongoing leadership journey.

Your Coach

Jo Ioannidis

Head of People & Culture | Founder | Career Strategist

Guaranteed side effects of this programme:

Self confidence

To be the leader you’ve always wanted to be.


Clarity on the recruitment  leader you are and how that will change as you grow and evolve


In how  to articulate value, sharing your story with impact 


Knowing how to take accountability to be an inspirational leader who can adapt to circumstances

Frequently asked questions

What will I get out of this Program?

When you complete this program it is expected that you know the type of recruitment leader you truly are or aspire to be.

How much commitment is expected?

You get out what you put in. It is expected that you play full out even on days you feel like you don’t want to, reframe the story in your mind and focus on your outcome. If you don’t take care of your career, who will?

What happens if I miss a session?

The sessions will be recorded. So if you do miss out, you can watch it before the next one. 

It is best to do it live if you can as it is the preferred option for you to get the best out of the learnings.

Do I have to sign the agreement?

Yes it is important that you sign and agree to the conditions set up before you start the program.

Will there be 1-2-1 coaching support?

Yes there will be 1 separate sessions (1  x 30 mins) during the  duration of the program particularly focused on embedded learnings and getting you ready to create your leadership plan and goals.

What is the best way to communicate with Jo and LJ during the program?

We will have a private channel in the Strivin app for the cohorts to talk amongst themselves and the option to DM LJ or Jo for anything more specific.

Start your journey today

The ‘Stepping into Recruitment Leadership’ programme.
A 7 week immersive learning experience, designed to equip all recruiters with the insights, understanding  & strategies to progress towards stepping into their leadership.

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