Talent Management for Business Leaders

Programme Code: CRS-Q-0027892-LPM (Funding Validity Period: 6 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2020) | This module is part of Executive Certificate in Leadership and People Management

Overview

Successful organisations thrive on the sustained competitive advantage that comes from talent management practices that effectively attract, cultivate, position and reward its talent.  Talent management exists to maximise performance in support of the organisation’s goals.  In view of the shortage of top talent as well as stiff competition for talent, organisations are no longer only concerned about developing and replacing top talents.  Organisations have to focus on the attraction and cultivation of their best talent at all levels of the organisation.

In this 3-day module, we will address key human capital issues pertinent to the development of talent management strategies and processes that help organisations achieve sustainable competitive advantage and enhance employee engagement at all levels.  We will explore how an organisation’s business strategy, its values and culture inform talent management strategy.  Following that, we will examine talent management processes that include acquisition, cultivation, positioning and rewarding of employees to sustain a high-performance workforce. Case studies and experiential learning activities will provide the context for us to discuss any leadership challenges in implementing talent management practices at the workplace.

Next Course Starts On22 May 2019 (Wed) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD2728.50* (as low as SGD181.05* after maximum funding) Learn more
Duration

3 days

Level
Intermediate
Venue

Singapore Management University

Programme Partner

mercer

SMU has partnered Mercer to jointly design and deliver the programme. The unique partnership offers participants the  powerful combination of the best in class research and industry practices that are globally oriented, with special relevancy to the Asian business environment.

Learning Objectives

In this 3-day module, we will address key human capital issues pertinent to the development of talent management strategies and processes that help organisations achieve sutainable competitive advantage and enhance employee engagement at all levels. We will explore how an organisation’s business strategy, its values and culture inform talent management strategy.

Talent Management for Business Leaders participants discuss in a group

Following that, we will examine talent management processes that include acquisition, cultivation, positioning and rewarding of employees to sustain a high-performance workforce. Case studies and experiential learning activities will provide the context for us to discuss any leadership challenges in implementing talent management practices at the workplace.

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • align talent management with organisational values and goals.
  • attract and retain talent.
  • develop and manage talent pool, and enhance employee engagement.
  • conduct talent reviews.

Work towards a bigger goal

This module is part of:

Executive Certificate in Leadership and People Management

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Topics/Structure

  • A high-performance culture
  • Leadership in talent management
  • Assessing talent and performance
  • Acquiring and onboarding high-potential employees
  • Developing and positioning high-potential employees
  • Successful talent planning and reviews

Who Should Attend

Middle to senior level executives who wish to:

  • enhance their leadership and people management skills and
  • extend their competencies to lead with purpose.


Pre-requisites

Participants should:

  • ideally be a Head of Department or senior business executive with more than 5 years of significant managerial responsibilities; or
  • business leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential in their course of work; and
  • have direct reports.


Participants’ Profiles (Intake 1 to 5)

Assessment

There will be a variety of assessments for each module which include, but not limited to presentation, written assignment, class exercise, case studies analysis and individual written assessment.


Certification

For each module, participants have to meet a minimum attendance rate of 75% and are required to complete the assessments. Only upon passing of the assessments and successful completion of each module, will participants be issued a Certificate of Completion.

The Certificate of Completion incorporates the Statements of Attainment (SOAs) awarded under the Leadership and People Management Framework of the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system.

In order to be awarded with the Executive Certificate in Leadership and People Management, participants are required to complete all 6 modules within a maximum duration of 3 years.

Learning Activities

Leveraging on SMU’s distinctive pedagogy for interactive, discussion driven and thought provoking seminar-style teaching, and Mercer’s experience in helping clients achieve lasting impact and measureable results in business performance in more than 125 countries, we aim to provide our participants with the ability to translate the learning and insights into practice at the workplace.

Aside from the seminar styled teaching method used in class, there will also be extensive use of experiential learning methods to put into practice the theories that have been learned. Normally, such learning activities will be done in groups.  Every time that you are required to do work in a group, you will be randomly assigned so that opportunities will be created for you to know your fellow classmates for the purposes of networking plus observing their participation and contribution in class.

A variety of teaching methods such as experiential learning, role plays, case discussions, presentations, exercises, assignments and oral questioning will be employed by the programme’s faculty in the training sessions. There will also be formal assessments for every module which serve to assess a participant’s understanding of the subject matter.

Fees and Funding

FULL FEE S$2,728.50* per person

For Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents

Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG FundingS$818.55* per person

FOR SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 YEARS & ABOVE

Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced SubsidyS$308.55* per person
For Singapore Citizens aged 35 years & above (13 years & above for Persons with Disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than SGD2,000Fee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 25% Workfare Training Support SchemeS$181.05* per person
For SMEs* sponsoring their employees who are Singapore Citizens / Permanent ResidentsFee payable to SMU after 70% SSG Funding & 20% Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (Please refer to below for ETSS criteria)S$308.55* per person

*(incl. 7% GST)

Fees include:

  • tuition
  • course materials
  • instructor's fee
  • 2 tea break refreshments per day (excl. lunch) during the module
  • 1 assessment per person for each module.

Re-assessment fee at SGD481.50 (incl. 7% GST) per attempt, up to a maximum of 2 re-assessments per person for each module. Please note that re-assessment fee is not supported by the SSG Funding.

The first re-assessment has to be taken within 2 weeks after the notification of result. The first re-assessment will be held on a weekday specified by SMU Academy and conducted from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to SGD500) to defray part of the course fee. With effect from 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit claim will only be paid directly to the training provider from SkillsFuture Singapore.  Claim should be submitted via the Training Exchange (click here) and SMU Academy has to be informed on the Claim ID no. and claim amount in order for the correct payable course fee amount to be reflected on the invoice.  Please click here for the SkillsFuture Credit Booklet / User Guide on how to claim for SkillsFuture Credit

Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the programme are eligible to apply for absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.  For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
  • Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  • Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

All NTUC union members and self-funding are eligible for UTAP funding (up to SGD250 per annum).  Please click here for more information on UTAP and application. 

Schedule

Start Date(s)
Intake Information
INTAKE 707 – 09 Nov 2018 (9.00am – 5.00pm)Fully Subscribed
INTAKE 8 INEWI22 – 24 May 2019 (9.00am – 5.00pm)Fully Subscribed

Speaker/Trainer Bio

DR MA KHENG MIN
Senior Lecturer of OB & HR, Lee Kong Chian School of Business;
Director, Undergraduate Admissions, Lee Kong Chian School of Business;
Admissions Director, SUTD-SMU Dual Degree, 
SMU

Kheng Min has extensive experience as a university lecturer, researcher and consultant in the field of leadership, human capital strategy and management.  Prior to joining SMU, she was a teaching faculty at the National University of Singapore (NUS).   She taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at both institutions.  Kheng Min also taught in customised HR programmes for senior business executives from the Asia Pacific region, in both the public and private sector. 
 
Kheng Min has a PhD in educational gerontology, and has been contributing actively to inform policies, practices and programmes that promotes Active Ageing in Singapore and Asia.  Her other research interests are in cross-cultural management and people management at the workplace.  Kheng Min is also actively engaged in literacy programmes and conferences to upgrade English and Chinese language proficiency in Singapore and Asia.        
 
Prior to her teaching career at the university, Kheng Min has more than ten years of audit and management consultancy experience in Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC).  At the firm, she also had managerial responsibility over the Human Resources Development (HRD) and Organisational Development (OD) intervention programmes for accountants, consultants, and management staff, in the Singapore office and their London office (UK), where she was seconded for three years.  In addition, Kheng Min was a management consultant to client companies, specialising in the development and implementation of HRM, HRD and OD strategies and interventions.

Additional Details

WSQ Accreditation

This module incorporates the Statement of Attainment (SOA) awarded under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system for the following Leadership & People Management (LPM) Skill Standard:

  • Develop Managers and High Potential Employees through Organisational Talent Capability Review (LPM-DEV-501C-0)

WSQ Course Reference No.: CRS-Q-0027892-LPM


Programme Registration

Registrants are required to submit the following supporting documents via the registration system at the point of registration:

  1. Highest qualification certificate (scanned copy); and
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae detailing managerial experience and number of direct reports; and
  3. Complete organisational chart showing the registrant's position;
  4. Any other supporting documents e.g. company's recommendation letter


Waiting List

From time to time, seats in current or upcoming intakes may be opened up. Please email cps@smu.edu.sg your (i) full name, (ii) job designation, (iii) company name, (iv) contact no. and (v) intake (all modules) / selected module(s) & class dates, as well as all the following documents, to be registered on our waiting list.

  1. Qualification certificate(s) (scanned copy); and
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae detailing managerial experience and number of direct reports; and
  3. Complete organisational chart showing the registrant's position

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