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Talent Management

Devising Effective Strategies for Recruiting, Retaining, Training, and Developing Your Talent Pool




Talent management has emerged as a top priority for organizations over the last decade and has only been accelerated by the pandemic. The need to design and implement agile and flexible talent management programs has never been more critical in attracting and retaining top talent. The challenges posed for organizations managing geographically dispersed workforces, the ongoing supply and demand issues for top-talent, and the need to keep pace with the speed of technological, environmental, and social change are unprecedented.

What will set organizations apart is an integrated, human-centred, and forward-thinking approach to talent management design and implementation, that aligns with strategic priorities. In this program, you will learn how to develop leaders to effectively manage remote and hybrid teams, plug identified gaps in your workforce plan, and keep the pipeline filled with skilled and motivated workers who are aligned with organizational goals and values. 


Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2023 Virtual Zoom Link will be provided after registration Jul 14 $2,195





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Our module-by-module overview introduces the topics that will be explored in depth over the course of the program.

Module 1: Introduction to Talent Management: Setting the Foundation for a Successful Talent Management Strategy
  • Understand the components of an effective and integrated talent management strategy
  • Examine the key roles and responsibilities required to successfully implement your talent management programs
  • Identify critical success factors in rolling out talent management tools and processes
Module 2: Strategic Talent Planning: Having the Right Talent, in the Right Place, at the Right Time
  • Design a workforce planning forecast framework for your organization
  • Understand how to differentiate and segment your workforce
  • Identify and assess the critical internal and external conditions that will impact and shape your plan
Module 3: Succession Planning and Performance Management: Designing a High-Value Talent Assessment and Succession Plan
  • Identify and evaluate critical roles
  • Use the 9-Box Framework to guide a leadership discussion that will calibrate talent
  • Discover how to manage performance remotely and leverage coaching skills to have effective conversations
Module 4: Talent Acquisition: Elevate Your Sourcing Strategy and Diversify Your Employee Base
  • Assess your organization’s current sourcing strategy
  • Understand the components of developing an effective sourcing plan
  • Acquire the critical skills and practices to recruit diverse groups of candidates and build an inclusive experience
Module 5: Learning, Development, and Leadership: Building the Workforce of the Future
  • Explore how to design an effective learning and career pathing strategy
  • Align your learning and development strategy to organizational priorities
  • Identify the core components required to create a culture of learning, and discover how to leverage learning to mobilize your workforce
Module 6: Engagement and Retention: How to Become an Employer of Choice
  • Design an effective engagement strategy
  • Use the main principles of EDI in designing and implementing your engagement and retention plans
  • Identify and implement key retention strategies in remote and hybrid work environments
Module 7: HR Metrics: Leveraging HR Analytics to Make Your Talent Management Strategy a Success
  • Explore what metrics to use to assess each component of your talent management strategy
  • Leverage metrics in decision-making and planning
  • Create templates to track key data


Wylie Burke

Lead Facilitator

Janet Stewart

Guest Speaker
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Wylie Burke


Wylie Burke is an innovation consultant, facilitator, and leadership coach. She has over 15 years of experience in business administration, human resources, strategic and operational planning, and leading high performing teams. She brings a unique perspective to her work, having had the pleasure of working for a diverse range of organizations including United Way Toronto, CIBC, SickKids, WSIB, and Toronto Metropolitan University.


Having led large-scale merger and integration initiatives, cultural transformation, and change strategies, she is recognized for taking a people-centred and creative approach to her work and is inspired by helping people and organizations realize potential and reach new heights.


As a sought-after coach, consultant, and facilitator, Wylie is recognized for creating inclusive environments that inspire insights, connection, fun, and shared learning, that result in personal and organizational integration. She thinks of her work as community building and recognizes that there is never a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s about learning and applying concepts in an adaptive way that brings about sustainable change, taking into account the dynamic, unique, and varied needs of individuals and organizations while also nurturing a shared understanding and appreciation of differences.

Wylie is passionate about her work with clients in reimagining the overarching HR function, turning it from a process heavy one into a strategically designed talent hub. Employing a design thinking methodology, Wylie helps to evolve talent models, programs, and strategies into innovative, agile, flexible, relevant assets that connect talent decisions to value-creating outcomes.


Wylie holds an MBA from Queen’s University, an Honours Degree in Sociology from York University, and she is an Adler Trained Coach.