Talent and potential management is a highly topical subject for all types of modern organisations. This highly practical workshop will introduce you to a wide variety of practical tools and techniques to successfully manage all of the talent within your team(s).

Effectively managing the various talent and potential levels within your organisation is a critical success factor to any manager’s role. This one-day course will encourage you to work with real-life, work-based challenges and to align your organisation’s strategy for managing talent and potential with the practical skills and knowledge you’ll learn on the course.

Designed specifically for managers from all organisational backgrounds who are seeking to develop and nurture the talent and potential for those they manage, this workshop will ‘fit’ a variety of backgrounds and levels from team leader to middle manager.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and define the concept of talent management and its link to organisational strategy and success.
  • Examine your role as a manager in developing and sustaining the talent of others.
  • Identify the current talent and potential levels in your team(s).
  • Identify and apply practical tools and techniques that help to  motivate and retain talent and potential.
  • Appreciate the range of development strategies and solutions available to managers in order to ‘stretch’ performance and potential levels in your team(s).
  • Practise the use of learned skills, tools and techniques to develop the talent of all your team.

The Importance Of Talent Management

  • Creating a shared definition of ‘talent’ and ‘talent management’
  • Understanding why talent management is important and its link to organisational strategy
  • Your roles and responsibilities in developing the talent and potential of others

Identifying and Nurturing the Talent in Others

  • Establishing the skills, qualities, knowledge and behaviours required to achieve business success within your team
  • Identifying the current talent and potential levels in your team
  • Talent GAP analysis and its importance to support organisational success
  • The inherent link between talent management and succession planning

Developing and Sustaining the Talent in Others

  • Developing, supporting and nurturing your high potential employees
  • Sustaining and motivating excellent performance/performers
  • Effectively managing poor performers for improved results
  • Creating development strategies and methodologies for continued success
  • Retaining talent – maintaining the ‘stretch’ opportunities for high performers and minimising boredom and other similar reactions
  • Understanding why people stay, develop and grow with organisations

Creating Direction and Planning for the Future

  • Preparing and conducting  effective performance and talent discussions
  • Gathering supporting evidence and data for future success;
  • How to give constructive and developmental feedback
  • Applying a simple, yet robust coaching model to aid ‘talent’ conversations with individuals

Putting Learned Skills and Knowledge into Practice

  • Applying the course learning though conducting a skills practice session using real-life, work-based examples
  • Receiving developmental peer and trainer feedback

Personal Development

  • Action planning – what you will do when you return to work
  • Creating your personal development plan and alignment with your current individual business objectives