Talent Management


Talent management is a set of skills to provide continuous talent development to improve morale, company outcomes and personal fulfillment. Designed for new and seasoned human resource professionals, this course provides participants with the insights, frameworks, and tools to effectively manage and develop talent in organizations. Participants will practice best approaches to align talent development with strategic workforce planning goals; review alternative approaches to performance management; conduct and deliver effective performance feedback; and integrate such as leadership development, mentoring and coaching to drive cultures of excellence and improve overall employee performance. By the end of this course, students will understand methods for assessing the effectiveness of talent development programs and the critical role effective communication plays in every process.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recommend effective talent development strategies for workforce planning goals.
  • Design processes for developing, engaging and retaining key talent.
  • Apply best practices in coaching, mentoring and talent assessment.
  • Select effective performance management and preferred feedback methods.
  • Demonstrate effective communication methods to drive talent development efforts.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Culture development
  • Leadership development
  • Performance coaching
  • Performance assessment
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Association Credits

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)
30.00 Hours

Section Notes

This is an online course with live class sessions over Zoom on Thursday evenings at 6pm-9pm (PT) from April 4 – June 6, 2024.

Specific dates are subject to change. Students will be notified of any changes.

Please check your computer readiness for Zoom by conducting a Test Meeting at https://zoom.us/test. A strong internet connection and head phones with microphone are required.

Students will receive an email with login information to access the course one business day before the first day of class.

Certificate Students:
Students must earn a grade of C or higher (not a C minus) in order for this course to count towards the requirements for the certificate. A "C-" will not count as a passing grade for the purpose of the certificate. Coursework towards the certificate must be completed within five years.

Enrollment Policies

Refund Deadline: 4/18/24. Refunds and/or enrollment transfers (minus a $30 processing fee) will not be approved after this date. 

View complete enrollment policy information including details on transfers.

Technical Requirements

This is a "Remote Classroom" format course- all instruction occurs face-to-face via Zoom online classroom. Technology is used to facilitate online activities, assess students (assignments, exams, etc.), or deliver content. You will receive an email on the course start date with information on how to log into the online class portal. If you have not received your login information in the time frame indicated, please visit: our website for additional information on how to obtain access to your course. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. Also, students must test their computer's ability to use Zoom PRIOR to the first class at https://zoom.us/test To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements.

Section Course Materials

Hbr's 10 Must Reads on Talent (with Bonus Article Building a Game-Changing Talent Strategy by Douglas A. Ready, Linda A. Hill, and Robert J. Thomas)

Charn, Ram et al
Harvard Business Review Press


Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.


Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.


Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.