The Certified Talent Economist Program helps both business and HR leaders improve their strategic orientation. It also provides them with the tools to facilitate talent strategy formulation and execution across an organization.

The certification program is divided into 3 phases, and designed based on optimal adult learning principles. It allows for conceptual understanding and skills practice in equal measure. Further, certification is awarded on successful completion of an entire strategy formulation cycle, thereby guaranteeing the participant can use and implement the concepts and skills taught in the program.

A balanced mix of concept, live analysis and skills practice, the program coaches each participant through one complete strategy formulation and communication cycle.On successful completion of the course and skills practice, participants receive a “Certified Talent Economist TM” credential.

As of January 2017, 404 Talent Economists from 39 countries have achieved full certification and are currently practicing experts of Strategic Talent Management


  • Certified Talent Economist Program
    21st – 23rd May 2018 | Durban, South Africa
    15th – 17th October 2018 | Cape Town, South Africa
  • Advanced Talent Economist Program
    24th – 25th May 2018 | Durban, South Africa
    18th – 19th October 2018 | Cape Town, South Africa


Strategic Insight – Identify all levers of talent management across the employment lifecycle.
A Stronger Business Case – Lead talent management conversations in the language of the business.
Enhanced Boardroom Impact – Facilitate executive discussions on talent investments and strategy.
A Blueprint for Leadership Alliances – coach business managers on their role in talent management.
Process Mastery – Test leading-edge frameworks for diagnosing talent needs, people investments and talent strategy.
Greater Control over your Talent Dollars- Build and publish a compelling investment case using data and research.


  • A transformational program for HR leaders, based on an effective mix of concept, discussion, analysis and skills practice.
  • Designed as a simple and practical application of economic frameworks to talent management.
  • Builds a bridge between the changing needs of global business and an increasingly fluid labour force
  • Based on groundbreaking new research in the areas of talent management and talent strategy.
  • Delivered through an effective mix of presentations, discussion, data analysis, contemporary research and live skills practice.


An award winning talent strategist and commentator, who is deeply invested in researching ongoing changes to the global talent pool. Over the last decade he has helped some of the world’s largest and most ambitious organisations build significant business franchises across the Asia Pacific Region. Some of these companies he has helped consulted for include Aviva, Novartis Alcon, Grupokaybee, UBS, Santander, Deutsche Bank, Six Senses, Securities Commission of Malaysiaetc.As CEO and Principal at PeopleLENS Global Associates, Gyan trains and coaches business leaders on talent management; and travels the world speaking on leadership and 21st century talent trends. In addition, Gyan is a Senior Fellow for human capital at the Conference Board and a member of the NTL Institute. You can follow his work and research at