Progressive Strategies for Talent Management

Short Course
Duration: 2 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to upgrade your talent strategies in line with progressive thinking with this two day course. 



Dates and Availability

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18 March 2020
Duration: 2 days
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29 June 2020
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17 September 2020
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Progressive Strategies for Talent Management is a facilitation–style two-day workshop which examines established best practice in talent management and the associated limitations and opportunities for more progressive strategies. You’ll gain an understanding of strategies that focus on positive psychology, inclusiveness and the establishment of talent-centred cultures.

Course Tutors

Mr Phillip Willcox

Phil is one of the UK’s leading experts on effective evaluation and embedding learning, he consults for the CIPD as well as being the UK’s only Kirkpatrick Certified Trainer and Consultant. He takes a facilitative style combining participant led learning as well as supporting and guiding with his experience and expertise as necessary. For Phil, it is about making it real and practical and those that work with him consistently make successful changes to their work life.

Phil takes an evidence based approach to drive individual, team and organisational performance. He consults with large and small companies translating strategy into delivering successful HR, L&D and OD initiatives. Phil also coaches executives and senior leaders to increase personal effectiveness and create the conditions that allow happiness to flow. He is also an exceptional facilitator that creates, implements and embeds learning that engages, delivers results and improves performance.

Phil is extremely well networked within the L&D and HR field regularly speaking at conferences, regional events, providing social media coverage, interviewing industry leaders and experts on his podcast and can be found on Twitter @philwillcox. In addition to maintaining his clients and personal network, Phil is a coach and mentor for a number of practitioners. As well as working with peers, he is a coach to many business executives and develops his own practice through regular supervision.

Who is it for

This course is recommended for those responsible, or involved in, the talent management strategy in any organisation. As the title suggests, this is a progressive programme that deals with purposeful talent management strategy and culture change. Those seeking the fundamentals of talent management processes should consider CIPD Training’s certificate programmes and short courses on this topic.


You’ll learn how leading institutions and other authorities are evolving the talent management discipline, and be given the opportunity to develop practical implementation plans for your own organisation.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:

  • present sharper understanding of the links between talent management, positive psychology and performance
  • share new creative ideas on talent management with other senior practitioners and managers
  • define the immediate and medium-term benefits of maximising the use of talent.


The structure for Progressive Strategies for Talent Management includes:
  • A pre-workshop questionnaire to be completed prior to the workshop
  • Courses start with a 2-day workshop
The programme will cover:

  • Current thinking on talent management; the nature of talent, competence, skills, talent and strength, how talent management is currently defined, the limitations of current thinking
  • Progressive thinking on talent management; radical approaches by progressive organisations, playing to strengths and positive psychology
  • Eight steps to designing a progressive talent management strategy; philosophy and leadership for talent
  • The future of talent management.
Workshop day 1:
  • Business, talent management strategies and me
  • Pre-workshop review and discussion 
  • Evidence-based theories 
  • What are others up to? 
  • What is progressive?   
Workshop day 2: 
  • Growth mindset, maximising strengths and positive psychology 
  • Building a talent management strategy
  • Pulling it all together and action planning.


Run this programme in-house

This course can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.



People who have been on this course say

It was a well-rounded course with focus on individual company's talent management issues. Umer