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Managing Talent to Win

June 5 - 7, 2017

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Program Overview

The only way for a company to continue to improve and compete more effectively is to improve people resources. After all, a company is a collection of people working together to create value for a customer, then capture some of that value for the company. Managing Talent to Win offers insights on how to know what capabilities people in an organization need, and how you—the leader—can help them get, manage and continuously improve these capabilities.

Karen Grabow, organizational psychologist and principal of Grabow Consulting, alongside Purdue faculty experts Allan Gray and Michael Gunderson, will lead the program based on Purdue's six-part talent management model:

Key Benefits

At this seminar, you will:

  • Develop an individualized plan to improve talent management at the team level.
  • Learn to identify and prepare the right people for critical positions in a way that differentiates your business.
  • Learn the process to develop plans for effectively leveraging strategic employee talent.
  • Develop new capabilities for building relationships.
  • Build leadership and managerial capabilities.

Program Content

Aligning Talent with Strategic Capabilities

Food and agribusiness firms must recruit and retain the right kind of talent for their organizations. Surveys indicate that the industry is looking for people with strong interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking skills, cultural and gender awareness, and a knowledge of business, among other characteristics and capabilities. If every company's number one strength is their people, it cannot possibly be a strategic advantage, because the core of strategy is differentiation. In this session, we will look at a process to determine what capabilities your strategy requires and then determine the talent that will be necessary to execute that strategy at the highest level.

Situational Leadership

There is no single right leadership style. A good leader can adapt and shift from leader as boss and evaluator to leader as partner and cheerleader. An effective manager operates based on the belief that people can and want to develop. The best leadership style to encourage development depends on the employee and the task. Setting goals with the employee and developing a process for following up on goals and using them as benchmarks will be a part of this session.

Performance Management and Execution

Inherently important parts of retaining talent are assessing, coaching, and rewarding performance. This places performance management as a cornerstone to financial success. Using the concepts from One Page Talent Management and The Four Disciplines of Execution, this session will examine the science of performance management and lay out a simple tool that works.

Managing Critical Conversations

At the core of managing talent is the human element, meaning our interactions and conversations are an integral part of the process. In this session, we'll examine the premise of 5 Conversations: How to Transform Trust, Engagement, and Performance at Work. We'll make a detailed assessment of how relationships with our employees benefit from intentional conversations that focus on establishing a trusting relationship, agreeing on mutual expectations, showing genuine appreciation, challenging unhelpful behavior, and building for the future.

Best Practices for Developing Talent

Throughout the workshop, you will have opportunities to summarize your thoughts and examine the actions you will need to take back in the work environment. Developing people is only one role managers play. An organized approach includes expressing care, challenging growth, providing support and resources, sharing power, and expanding possibilities and working together.

Who should attend?

The workshop will be beneficial for:

  • Middle and upper-level managers new to their managerial role.
  • Middle and upper-level managers with experience who are looking for frameworks and tools in order to take their people management capabilities to the next level.

Register with a Colleague

Instituting new managerial practices can be more effective when approached with one or two colleagues. Consider attending as a team of two or three. 

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Program Dates

June 5 - 7, 2017

Location
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Program Fees

$2,595/person (early bird rate through April 16)
$2,795/person (after April 16)

Is this program for you?

We strongly encourage attendance in teams of three or more participants from each organization. For questions or team pricing information, contact:
Betty Jones-Bliss, Associate Director
217-549-2883
bettyso@purdue.edu

Educational Credit

You can earn CEU and CCA credit at this program.

Registration fees include all program materials, refreshments and some meals. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the program is full, names will be added to a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Registration fees are due upon receipt of registration. Read the cancellation policy.

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