In this course, we discuss how to create value from an intangible asset that is measured as head count cost on the organizational balance sheet. We start with a brief overview of how Talent Management is more than a process of identifying high potentials for leadership development programs. 

This leads to a conversation about how a large proportion of the employee population has unrecognized talent that is underutilized.  Then, we explore how to put into place mechanisms to help employees explore, discover, and release their potential for the benefit of the organization.  This course challenges the narrow focus of traditional talent management processes and provides practical steps line managers and Human Resource Managers can take to increase the utilization of human potential within their organization.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the importance developing an organizational perspective of people as an asset, which provides a unique competitive advantage for the organization in pursuing its strategic priorities.
  • Explore the Expanded Boundaryless Talent Management (BTM) Model as a conceptual framework for managing the flow of talent through an organization.
  • Discover how talent management processes can work with the flow of talent that enters, progresses through, and then exits the organization.
Last updated/reviewed: August 19, 2023

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

11 CoursesHuman Resources Management (HRM) Certification

  1. Developing an Agile Organization
  2. Human Resources (HR) Strategy Development
  3. Using Data for Human Resources (HR) Decision Making
  4. Leading and Managing People
  5. Becoming an Employer of Choice
  6. Talent Management and Succession Planning
  7. Systems of Strategic Reward Management
  8. Training Design for Return on Investment
  9. Strategic Change Management
  10. Human Resources (HR) Influencing at the Board Level
  11. HR Strategy Development (Article)
4 Reviews (8 ratings)


Member's Profile
A satisfactory course to understand the nuances of talent management and concept of expanded BTM. The delivery of content may be reviewed to make it more engaging. Suggest a short quiz after each topic to enable better understanding and assimilation. The course can be based on written content itself, which can be more elucidated.Alternatively, the lecture can be delivered in a manner to bring out value points

Anonymous Author
I have often wondered how to manage talent and plan for the future. Carrie eloquently explain processes and challenges.

Anonymous Author
Instructional course. I think that the materials could reflect in the exam a bit more.

Member's Profile
These information are getting more useless as we go more in depth.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course, although it is recommended that participants complete the Organization in Practice course if they have no background in Organization Development.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Talent Management and Succession Planning9:21
Talent Management and Succession Planning
  Context and Perceptions of Talent11:31
  The Role of Perception in Talent Management 8:46
  An Organizational Perspective of People as an Asset9:51
  The Expanded Boundaryless Talent Management Model14:30
  How Talent Management Processes Can Work9:58
  Managing Talent Monsters10:40
  Utilizing Talent Potential7:14
  Course Conclusion3:09
  Talent Management and Succession Planning1:24:59
  Slides: Talent Management and Succession PlanningPDF
  Talent Management and Succession Planning Glossary/IndexPDF