Leadership solutions group Cycan is to host the World Search Group's AGM in Cape Town next year, on a date still to be confirmed. This was decided unanimously at the 2007 AGM held recently in Agra, India.
More than 30 participants from around the globe met for their annual get-together at which decisions for the current year were reviewed and the future direction of one of the world's leading executive search organisations was agreed on.
In attendance were Bryan Hattingh, Zi Hattingh and Lesley Parker of Cycan, as well as members from Canada, the US, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Singapore, India, Scandinavia, the UK, France, Poland and Nigeria.
Cycan CEO Bryan Hattingh says: "Our Cycan team was thrilled to be part of this worldwide group and to attend its annual meeting. It was exciting to be able to network face-to-face with colleagues from different countries in the executive search field. The opportunity to share ideas, experiences and best practices was invaluable.
"We are particularly pleased that World Search Group members agreed on Cape Town as the venue for the 2008 conference. Cycan is honoured to be chosen as the host member firm."
In addition, Parker, a Cycan principal, will take on the position of regional director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region of World Search Group and will transition into the role over a period of time.
The conference's working sessions stimulated much interaction among members as strategic action items were established for the coming year. Among them were the key priorities of developing a global recruitment strategy, activating two new practice groups and launching the group's revitalised Web site.
Guest speaker Dr Professor Debashis Chatterjee, a thought leader on leadership, teacher of Human Resources Management and head of the initiative for a global Center for Leadership and Human Values at the Indian Institute of Management, addressed conference participants on India's current cultural and economic position in relation to its global leadership potential.
Hattingh and Dr Professor Chatterjee held discussions and commenced initial steps to hold a week-long leadership enrichment programme for high-potential leaders from across the globe. The programme is to take place in Singapore.
The World Search Group is an international strategic alliance of independent retained executive search firms with members in virtually every international market, finding the right person, for the right position, at the right time. With members in close to 30 cities, World Search Group ranks among the top 20 executive search organisations in the world, as reported by Search-Consult magazine.