University of Nottingham Malaysia
Nottingham University Business School

Executive Education: Powering Growth through Talent Management

Date: 21-22 August 2019
Venue: Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Normal price: RM2,600/person
Registration deadline: 19 July 2019

This is a two-day programme for executives in diverse roles at companies of all sizes and stages - from current market leaders to fast-growing midsize competitors as well entrepreneurial organisations.

The primary focus of this training is to provide the participants with a comprehensive synopsis of the tools needed to effectively manage talent towards achieving organisational growth and success. The course delivery includes presentations, discussions, case studies and role plays designed to assist participants in applying these concepts at their workplaces.

Programme overview  

With the economy rapidly recovering, employees are more inclined to move on if there are other opportunities. Employees feel that the economic situation has affected both their plans and priorities and are waiting for their organisations to catch up. They are also uncertain if organisations will be willing to meet their aspirations according to their planned timeline, and may think that they have to leave the organisation to get what they want. 

Human Resource Managers are in search for an effective and strategic tool that can be aligned to organisational and business strategies to attract and retain talents. An effective tool should be defined to meet expectations of both the employer and the different employee segments in any economic environment. Organisations that communicate their employees’ engagement and development tools will be more successful than those who do not. 

Organisations are also more likely to increase their emphasis in key aspects of talent management, i.e. staffing, leadership, succession planning and career pathing, to compete in the war for talent: 

  • Strategic staffing process in order to achieve P-J-O Fit (Person-Job-Organisation) to foster employee engagement towards the corporate goals attainment. 
  • Business success priorities have evolved in the new economic landscape, and consequently this has impacted the competencies needed for leaders to lead their organisations to compete successfully. There is also a need to develop new leadership assessment tools to better ascertain leadership development needs at both the individual and organisational levels.
  • Succession planning helps to reduce human capital risks and the loss of institutional knowledge associated with employee turnover. It is also vital in preparing leaders for the increased complexity as they progress in the organisation.
  • Developing career paths and plans helps organisations direct employee development to areas that will prepare them for advancement and build deeper skill sets. 

Learning outcomes

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the relevance and importance of talent management for an organisation.
  • Understand the key characteristics of talent management and its contributions towards organisation’s corporate strategies.
  • Know your roles and responsibilities in identifying and developing the right talent for organisational development. 
  • Know your roles and responsibilities in managing employees' performance and expectations. 

Methods of training and assessment

  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Classroom discussion 
  • Flipchart presentations for brainstorming
  • Presentation from participants 

Programme outline

Day One

Module One: Introduction to Talent Management   

  • Terms and definitions
  • Importance of talent management to an organisation
  • Importance of talent management to an employee's career development
  • Major talent management initiatives

Module Two: Talent Management - Phase I 

  • Organisational talent management 'SWOT' analysis
  • Talent attraction
  • Getting SMART targets
  • Your role in managing employee expectations
  • Agreeing on development needs
  • Aligning individual and organisation needs 

Day Two

Module Three: Talent Management - Phase II    

  • Talent management pipeline - core attributes and requirements
  • Identifying training and development needs
  • Strategic training programmes
  • Strategic career planning and career development programmes
  • Managing inter-generation employees
  • Conducting effective performance management for developmental purposes
  • Performance planning - competencies
  • Core and functional competencies
  • Identification of core competencies for your organisation, industry
  • Levels of competencies  

Module Four: Talent Management - Phase III 

  • Effective succession planning
  • Effective leadership programmes 
  • Effective rewards package to develop, motivate and retain future organisational leaders/champions
  • Issues and challenges
  • The way forward  

About the programme leader

Dr Maniam Kaliannan is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at Nottingham University Business School Malaysia. He has been both a lecturer and trainer for the past 20 years. His area of expertise includes human resource management, public sector project management and research methods. He has conducted various corporate and government training programmes for both middle-level and senior management teams for organisations such as MATRADE, MAMPU, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) and Tranglo (M) Sdn Bhd. On the academic front, he has presented and published his research works extensively in both international conferences and refereed journals. He is a Malaysian Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) Certified Trainer (TTT/7174).



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