Tennessee Recruiters Association

TRA is a non-profit trade association, developed exclusively for third party recruitment firms; we are professionally active, organized to serve its members through industry-specific educational workshops designed to teach current trends and skills relative to the staffing and recruiting industry.

  • Workshop events: quarterly, speaker-led meetings include lunch
  • Informal collaborative gatherings: monthly, informal exchanges of best and current practices within the industry; free.
  • Annual training conference: Nationally recognized elite performers with in the industry. Highest level of training and skill development becomes accessible to the individual and firms.

TRA is the Tennessee affiliate chapter of NAPS, (National Association of Personnel Services); our meetings support your firm’s recruiters achieve professional certification. 

Dan Ryan of Ryan Search

Location of Our Monthly Meetings:

Once you arrive at 100 Oaks, Choose Entrance D and you’ll find the 1st Level Conference Room to the left of escalators.

Lunch Pricing:

$20.00 Regular Member Pricing

$35.00 Non-Member Pricing

Next Monthly Member Meeting on July 25th, 11:30am @ Vanderbilt Health at 100 Oaks

Topic: Getting your mind focused on Success

Much of who you are on a day-to-day basis comes from your mindset. Your mindset is the view you have of your qualities and characteristics – where they come from and whether they can change.  Many of us are constrained by a Fixed Mindset, but we need to explore how to engage a Growth Mindset.

Dan will explore the neuroscience around how our minds promote or constrain our success using his own personal experience, insight from Carol Dweck and her book “Mindset” as well as Lewis Howes and his book “The School of Greatness”.

In his role as Principal at Ryan Search & Consulting, Dan leads the Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and Succession Strategy processes for their clients. The primary market segments for the firm include Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Corporate, and Healthcare.

Dan has worked with multi-national clients employing large workforces and has also helped small firms in the emerging economy understand how to best utilize and leverage their existing talent.

Dan has earned a M.Ed. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, a MBA from Tennessee State University, and a BS in Engineering Physics from Murray State University. He has been an adjunct faculty member for Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and has also taught for Belmont University.

He is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and a member of the National Speakers Association. Dan also works with Senior Business leaders as a Vistage Chair.

Professional Development

The TRA proactively serves its membership by planning and hosting recruiting industry specific educational initiatives where information and skills are presented by subject matter experts.

Best Practices

Consistent with the objectives of TRA, we want every member to experience a professional, collaborative and safe place to exchange ideas and information to advance their professional practice and our industry.

Reasons to Join TRA

  • Stay current on laws and best practices
  • Network with your peers
  • Support of NAPS Certification
  • Receive continuing education
  • Obtain credibility in the market place

Certification and Continuing Education

The TRA coordinates the preparation classes and qualifying exams to achieve professional certification, as well as conducts continuing education events for maintaining professional certification through NAPS. Find out more here.

100oaks

Regular Meeting Location

Monthly meetings are held at Vanderbilt Health in 100 Oaks Mall. Click CONTACT above for map and detailed directions. TRA will meet at 100 Oaks/Vanderbilt Medical Group in the first floor conference room -- enter through entrance D which is at the middle of the front of the mall (see picture on the website); conference room is behind the escalator and stairway.  Monthly meetings are typically held on the 4th Wednesday each month.  Watch the calendar and emails for announcements and any changes.

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