Talent management programme

This short development programme has been put together to stimulate conversations about the need for talent management within health and social care so that you – as managers and employees – can have more supportive and constructive conversations. It provides practical support to introduce and hold talent management and maximising performance conversations.

The programme is free to access and based online, allowing you to learn at your own pace. You’ll join an online learning community where you can contribute and subscribe to discussions. Modules are supported with practical learning materials that can be downloaded.

Applications for the Talent Management programme are open. By joining a cohort you’ll be able to access the online content for up to 90 days and participate in online discussions with other delegates. 

To apply, you’ll need to register with our leadership community website NHSx if you haven’t already.


Programme overview

Week 1

Estimated time to complete: 3 hours

1 What is talent management?

1.1 Introduction

2 The importance of conversations

2.1 Introduction

2.2 What impact would managing talent more effectively have in your team?

2.3 How does a supported member of your team impact on patient care?

3 Types of conversations

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Download and read the two talent tools

3.3 How you will use the talent grid

Week 2

Estimated time to complete: 3 hours

4 Having a talent management conversation

4.1 Activity – identify the need for a talent conversation in your team or with your manager and set a date

4.2 What concerns or encouragements do you have about the talent conversation you are about to have?

4.3 Establish the conversation

4.4 Identify the topic

4.5 TM and MP conversations

4.6 Shape agreements

4.7 Summarise

4.8 Have your conversation

Week 3

Estimated time to complete: 3 hours

5 After the conversation

5.1 Document and follow up

5.2 After having your conversation reflect on the process

5.3 Managers discuss with other managers in your organisation and check in on your bias

5.4 Share with others what worked and what didn’t in the conversation process

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