Technical Talent Management and Succession Planning

By 2020 the world will experience its first global shortage of talented people. Organizations are already realizing the global change brought about by artificial intelligence will affect everyone on planet earth. It’s time for a change, having the right approach to get, motivate and keep talented people is a key objective.

This program will show you the latest techniques to get, motivate and reward talented employees in all areas of the workplace. This innovative and new program is offered at exactly the right time and is full of practical solutions and ways to explore the huge financial advantage of the world of talent.

If you are a practical person and need a set of tools to focus on the talented, then you won’t be disappointed. If you need to make the case to have a talent policy, then you will be provided with all the financial you need to make the case. Many of the examples are back up by DVD clips from 2018/9.

Some interesting facts:

  • From 2020 talented people are going to be a premium, successful companies are those who act and act fast to establish talent pipelines
  • 26% of the available workforce worldwide will be generation Z at 2020 the talented portion of that group will need to be managed significantly differently
  • From 2020 the world will see for the first time since 1760 declining numbers of people in employment – there is no prediction for this to be reversed
  • Would you like to know the cost to the organization of not employing talented people?
  • New approaches to succession planning will produce great results, we will show you why and how to do it

Top Learning Objectives

  • Effectively show financially the cost to the organization of not employing enough talented people
  • Employ enough talented people and you can significantly reduce the size of your organization
  • Learn how to show the financial value of talented people and their measurable benefit to the organization
  • Master and implement a rewards system specifically designed for talented people.
  • Understand and be prepared to show the financial value of a right-sized organization
  • Utilize and be able to show others how the use of differentiation to maximize retention and motivate high performers and how to create transparent bonus schemes
  • Discover how a performance-based organization can improve profitability through talented people
  • Comprehend the different approaches to organizational design are available and which will suit your organization best with a talented workforce
  • Study how to use succession planning to boost organization core strength.
  • Learn and master three new approaches to succession planning which work at the five key levels of your organization

Who Should Attend?

This Program is for line managers, middle management and senior level executives with the responsibilities for Recruiting, Developing and Retaining Staff. The job titles will include Team Leaders, Superintendents, Managers, Senior Managers, Vice Presidents, Directors, General Managers, Chief Department Heads and Chief Executives of:

  • Human Resources
  • Talent Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Recruitment
  • Staffing
  • Retention
  • Employee Relations
  • Executive & Career Development
  • HR Policy
  • HR Planning & Development
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Performance Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Competency Modelling

Trainer's Background

The trainer has spent most of his international career in business consulting, training and development, working in public and private sectors.

His first degree is in engineering, after changing careers his second-degree Masters and Doctorate are in Occupational Psychology.

His experience as an International management performance consultant has enabled him to work at a strategic level with Government, national committees, Financial Regulators, on EU projects and with blue-chip companies worldwide. He has appeared on television and in a number of documentaries and referenced on Google Scholar. He is the author of numerous published articles in professional journals and joint author of a number of professional psychology reports on achieving productivity improvements in organizations. He is featured regularly in the International HR Croners publications as “expert opinion” specializing in improving performance through people during change and the implementation of Artificial Intelligence.

In the last few years, he has had 20 books published, one of which was written in Mandarin Chinese for the Asian market. In 2018 has seen three new books released. His latest book just being finalized is about the effect of Artificial Intelligence on the Human Resource. His work on improving organizational performance has been well documented in the professional press.

Well-traveled, he has worked as a Consultant in over 36 countries in the last 10 years, including America where he lived for two years and acted as a specialist consultant for a number of successful corporations most of which are household names and one, a Smithsonian award winner. Thought by many of his clients to be leading edge and practical – a rare combination. Currently ranked number one in the work on HR Analytics and workforce planning.

His ability to continually create outstanding performance through people has resulted in winning a number of European awards, including being the first to obtain the European Investor in People award. In 2017 he has designed a mathematical model to enable any organization to calculate the right size the organization needs to be and to have the optimum headcount. 2017 Interviews on television on this subject are available on YouTube.

Some of the organizations that have benefited from his courses include:

  • Google
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • JP Morgan
  • Nike
  • Shell
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Standard Bank
  • BMW
  • Coca Cola

Event Details

14th – 16th October 2019
Cape Town, South Africa


Great measurable results – our expectations exceeded.

Shell Middle East
(CEO)