Talent Development Strategies that Drive Performance

Short Course
Duration: 3 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Develop talent, shape culture and drive performance in your organisation



Dates and Availability

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Start Date Location Availability Non-members Members Delegates  
28 January 2020
Duration: 3 days
London Spaces available
£1,395.00 + VAT Book places now

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This course will help you to develop a business case and strategy for world-class talent management and development in your organisation. There is a particular focus on developing leadership talent at all levels whilst demonstrating the impact and value of this for the organisation. From aligning your talent approach to your organisation’s strategy, to choosing the right talent tools, techniques and technologies, you’ll find this course both strategic and cutting-edge yet, at the same time, very practical.

Course Tutors

Mr Andrew Larkin

Andrew is a trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant with a focus on leadership and engagement, management development, learning and talent development and strategic HR. With a passion for helping people and organisations to learn, develop and achieve their strategic goals, Andrew has worked closely with senior teams in many large and medium sized organisations in the public, private and third sectors. His learning & development experience includes sectors such as Health, Financial Services, Mining and Minerals, Social Care, Energy, Defence, Telecommunications, and Education.
Who is it for

This course is recommended for talent management, L&D and HR professionals as well as managers who want to drive performance in their organisation through developing and managing talent strategically.


By the end of this course you'll be able to:


  • align talent management and talent development with organisational strategy and direction
  • develop a business case for world-class talent management and development in your organisation
  • develop leadership talent at all levels
  • demonstrate the impact and value of talent development for the organisation
  • select the right talent tools, techniques and technologies.

Day 1

  • Identify key talent practices of successful organisations today
  • Align talent management strategy with your organisation’s overall strategy and direction, taking into account trends in the wider sector and industry
  • Give your organisation clarity around the business case and the benefits of prioritising the talent agenda
  • Identify what other organisations are doing to prioritise talent management

Day 2

  • Choose the right succession planning approach for your organisation’s context and strategy
  • Develop consistent and meaningful indicators of potential for your organisation
  • Consider how your organisation assesses talent readiness and tracks talent in the leadership pipeline
  • Identify technologies to support talent management and development
  • Leverage talent across the business, transcending traditional silos
  • Engaging key stakeholders in the talent development process

Day 3

  • Design and use key experiences to accelerate the development of leadership talent
  • Develop leadership talent in a global context with the relevant cultural considerations and dynamics
  • Build a coaching and mentoring culture that develops a learning organisation and fosters talent development
  • Promote a new mind set and skillset around feedback for developing technical talent
  • Make informed choices about talent profiling tools for career development

Other course elements and benefits:

  • A clear business case for talent management
  • Increased confidence to lead the talent agenda
  • Key strategic questions to discuss and clarify in your organisation
  • Case studies of world-class talent development
  • Network and benchmark with other talent professionals, from other organisations
  • A survey of practical tools and technologies to support talent management
  • A survey of useful profiling tools for developing talent
  • Dozens of organisational examples from different industries
  • Relevant to private, public and third sector
  • Opportunities to consider and discuss the learning in relational to your organisational context
  • Signposts to books and resources for further reading and CPD

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​ .



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