Creating a Top-Notch Talent Management Program Course Outline

Creating a Top-Notch Talent Management Program

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Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Understanding Talent Management

What is Talent Management?

A Focused Effort to Manage Talent

Session Three: Understanding Performance Management

The Differences Between Performance Management and Talent Management

The Shared Management Model

Session Four: Understanding Succession Planning

Replacing vs. Succeeding

Understanding Succession Planning Terms

Identifying Critical People

Identifying Resources

Risk Assessment

Session Five: Creating a Talent Management Plan


Developing Your Vision

Session Six: About Competency-Based Programs

Understanding Competencies

Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence Model

Session Seven: Identifying Talent

Key Talent Groups

Case Study: Smith Plumbing Inc.

Fast-Track Programs

Session Eight: Bring on Bench Strength

Getting the Right Person for the Job

Three Pillars

Session Nine: Conducting Talent Assessments to Create a Talent Profile

A Three-Phase Process

Sample Form

Compiling the Results

Session Ten: Keeping People Interested

Understanding Abilities and Aspirations

Case Study: Jim’s Job

Keeping Superstars from Falling

Session Eleven: Talent Review Meetings

Structuring the Talent Review Meeting

Case Study

Following Up

Session Twelve: Show Me the Money!

Building Incentives into the Plan

About Competency-Based Pay and Pay-For-Performance

Session Thirteen: Communicating with High Potentials

Session Fourteen: Development Strategies

Goals with SPIRIT

360° Feedback

Coaching and Mentoring

Creative Development Ideas

Session Fifteen: Reality Check!

Session Sixteen: Fostering Engagement

Session Seventeen: Evaluating the Plan

Why is Evaluation Necessary?

Sample Evaluation

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan