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Talent Management and Development: From the Basics to the Cutting Edge


Many business leaders point to talent management and development as their top priorities in 2015. While Talent Management and Talent Development have been around for some time, much confusion exists about them. What do these terms mean? Why are they so important? What basic approaches govern talent management? What are cutting-edge trends in Talent Management and Talent Development? This brief session will answer these questions.

The Talent Management and Talent Development webinar will be held on November 17th at 3 p.m. EST via Adobe Connect.

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Upon completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define the terms talent management and talent development
  • Explain why the terms are so important to business leaders
  • Summarize basic models that govern strategic (long-term) and tactical (short-term) talent management and talent development
  • Discuss cutting-edge trends in talent management and talent development


Outline of the Session

  1. Introduction
  2. Defining key terms and understanding business drivers
  3. Approaches and models for talent management and talent development
  4. Cutting-Edge Trends
  5. Conclusion


Targeted Audience

Open free to students and alumni of the Department of Learning and Performance Systems.

About the Presenter

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, CPLP Fellow is Program Coordinator and Professor of Workforce Education and Development on the University Park campus of The Pennsylvania State University. His recent books include Creating engaged employees: It’s worth the investment (ASTD Press, 2014),  The leader’s daily role in talent management: Maximizing results, engagement and retention (ITD press, 2014), Optimizing talent in the federal workforce (management concepts, 2014), Becoming an effective mentoring leader: Proven strategies for building excellence in your organization (McGraw-Hill, 2013), Talent management: A step-by-step action-oriented guide based on best practice (HRD Press, 2012), Lean but agile: Rethink workforce planning and gain a true competitive advantage(AMACOM, 2012), Invaluable knowledge: Securing your company’s technical expertise-Recruiting and retaining top talent, transferring technical knowledge, engaging high performers (AMACOM, 2011), and  Effective succession planning, 4th ed. (AMACOM, 2010).

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