Webinar: 7 Keys to Selecting the Right Partner for Your Business Leaders

When:  Jun 15, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 (CT)
Domain: Leadership
Credit Hours: 1
Audience: C-level and HR leaders      
Fee: $29- Members $39 Non-Members
Date and Time: June 15, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
Credit Hours: 1.0 hours

A retained executive recruiter will provide information and examples to aid in choosing your best executive search resource for next leadership hire. You’ll also gain perspective to optimize the working relationship once selected.  


  • Understand options beyond contingent search
  • Review, important selection criteria and critical points of difference
  • Actions to optimize the search process

Forum Plus Members receive complimentary registration for webinars.  Please contact membership@associationforum.org for more information.

CAE Accreditation is only available for attendance at the live webinar.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.  Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications - selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.


Dwain Celistan serves as a Managing Partner and leader of the Global Diversity Practice for DHR International in the firm’s Chicago office.  He is also a member of the Consumer, Marketing, Financial Services, Industrial and Private Equity practice areas.

Mr. Celistan has conducted searches for senior leaders across a range of firms and industries.  Over 50% of his placements are diverse candidates.

His clients have included over ten Fortune 500 firms, an assortment of family-owned, private equity-backed firms and universities.  His consultative approach and significant corporate leadership experience have helped clients refine their position specifications and better clarify the “right” candidate.

Prior to recruiting, he held senior Marketing, Sales and General Management positions in the US and UK, for large firms in the consumer, industrial and retail arenas.  His experience includes roles of Vice-President Marketing and Sales with a staff of nearly 100 professionals and budget of $100MM, and as a Senior Vice-President of Marketing for a $1B division. Importantly, during his career he has reversed declining businesses and accelerated the growth of businesses in multiple roles.

Dwain has coached leaders to help them realize their career goals and improve their productivity.  As part of this work, he has published four books, including Recruiter’s Guide to Hiring Diverse Leaders and You’re Hired!  Actions to Get and Keep the Job of Your Dreams.

He supports young people on many levels.  This includes speaking to groups of students from middle school to graduate level while also actively mentoring and supporting high school students through Link Unlimited and the Illinois Mentoring Project.

Dwain is a graduate of Loyola University and has an MBA from Atlanta University. He has done postgraduate work at Cornell and Stanford universities. 

He lives with his wife in Hinsdale, IL and has two daughters.