MNGMT 5800

March 26, 2014 – 8:30am-4:00pm
Penn State Harrisburg

$195 BEFORE March 1, 2014
$245 AFTER March 1, 2014

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Erin Shannon

Talent Management


Talent management is a term in search of a meaning. For some it means nothing more than succession planning; for others, it is all about attracting, developing, and retaining the best people; and, for still others, it means anything the organization wants it to mean. This session will focus on talent management as the integrated approach to attract, develop, and retain the best and the most productive and promotable people. Learn what best practices mean and be able to compare your organization to best practices in talent management.


  • Define talent management and appreciate why a clear understanding of the term, linked to solving the organization’s people challenges, is of critical important
  • Explain why a “big picture model” is essential to integrate all the moving parts of an effective talent management program
  • Compare your organization to best practices in talent management

Course Topics

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Why They are Important
  • Why Talent Management Is Important and What Models Can Drive It
  • What Is Best Practice?
  • Conclusion and Final Questions and Answers


The session will be facilitated by William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, a professor of workforce education and development on the University Park campus of Penn State. Rothwell worked in government and business as an HR professional for 20 years before he arrived at Penn State in 1993. He has authored, coauthored, edited or coedited 81 books on HR and 200 articles.