The Certified Talent Economist™ Program

21st – 23rd May 2018 | Durban, South Africa
15th – 17th October 2018 | Cape Town, South Africa

  • A transformational program for HR and Business leaders looking to reinvigorate talent strategies and tools
  • 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.
  • A highly practical, hands-on and applicable learning with real strategy tools
  • Delivered via an effective mix of concept, discussion, analysis and skills practice.


Module 1: Pre-program

On registration and payment all participants receive a complimentary copy of Talent Economics: the fine line between winning and losing the global war for talent (Kogan Page, 2013)

Module 2: Workshop PHASE - Talent Economics & Strategy Workshop (3 days)
Day 1 - Business Strategy & Macro Talent Economics

  • Exploration of self, role, orientation and purpose.
  • The Eight Stages of Strategy & application to business
  • Introduction to Talent Economics.
  • Macro Talent Economics – The study of aggregate demand and supply

Day 2 - Micro Talent Economics & Talent Strategy

  • Recap Talent Economics – concept and use
  • Research frameworks and group work : the 21st Century workforce
  • The two pillars of contracting capability: Flexibility and Honesty
  • The Talent Strategy toolkit – concept and practice

Day 3 - Facilitating the Strategic Talent Agenda

  • Recap the building blocks of talent strategy
  • In depth talent strategy case study
  • Case group presentations and discussion
  • Building individual diagnosis and interview plans.
  • Recap of key concepts & program feedback

Module 3: APPLICATION – Application phase with on-demand coaching (4 weeks - back at work)
  • Participants study macro talent trends within their industry, interview business leaders on strategy and focus areas and use the tools taught in the program to build a talent investment model for their business.
  • Participants (in groups) research once core macro talent trend relevant to their business.
Module 4: CAPSTONE & CERTIFICATION – Capstone Reviews (Teleconference)

Participants present their research and strategy papers, receive feedback and discuss the process that best suits their business leaders and organisations.