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Talent Leadership: Curriculum


The right talent placed in the right roles is key to a company's bottom line. Yet, how to identify true strategic positions, consistently place top talent in those positions, and then create maximum competitive advantage from that match through appropriate development is known to only a few companies today. Providing you with the knowledge and tools to meet the talent challenge is the core premise of Northeastern's Strategic Talent Leadership Program.

Over two days you will work directly with Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty who are internationally-recognized for their expertise and thought leadership. Our faculty team has worked together for more than two decades helping professionals from hundreds of firms design innovative talent practices that directly enhance their organizations’ competitive position.

In your two days working closely with the faculty and your program colleagues, you'll address topics including:

Day 1

Day 2

True Strategic Talent

-HR needs to understand three strategies: Business, Workforce and HR.

-Who creates wealth?

  • Defining Strategic talent.
  • Where, how and who creates customer and economic value in your firm.

Strategy Execution

-Assessing talent strengths and gaps from viewpoints of strategy, culture and structure

-Succession planning and building talent "bench strength": How much is enough?



Workforce Analytics

-The measures that matter.

-Identifying variability in strategic positions

-Selecting the right analytics for your firm and your strategy.

Performance Management

-Diagnosing the organization structure: How it facilitates and deters talent management?

-Talent management for M&A: What's different, what's not?

-Wrap up: The critical role of data (and information) in Talent Leadership.

Welcome Reception

Program Adjourned