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Talent Management and Succession Planning

Turnover can be a big waste of resources. This elective course will teach you to better understand competencies for positions so when hiring and developing employees you are focusing on the skill sets that are critical to your organization.

Key Program Information
Series Supervisory Management Certificate
Next Session Nov. 4, 2021 – Nov. 5, 2021
Holiday Inn South
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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This course meets on November 4 and 5, 2021 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Holiday Inn, 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. This is an in-person class. 

How to find and keep skilled employees

Employers report difficulty in finding qualified workers with the specific skill sets and the competencies they want. That’s where talent management and succession planning will help.

This program focuses on equipping leaders like you with the knowledge to identify and develop the skills in your employees that will help you and them achieve success. Not only is this accomplished by hiring people with the correct competencies, but also by retaining and developing those talented employees. You’ll leave this program with tactics, tools, and strategies you can quickly put into effect and a roadmap to set your team up for the future.

Topics you will discuss:

  • Understand the need for talent management and succession planning in your department/organization
  • Develop a targeted approach to identify the knowledge skills and competencies needed 
  • Build individual development plans focused on the critical competencies
  • Implement effective monitoring, measuring and follow up processes
  • Identify obstacles and develop a strategy to overcome them
  • Develop and implement a succession planning process to ensure viable talent is grown and retained
Joan Kelly, Supervisory Management Certificate program participant

Who should attend

Managers, supervisors, project managers, team leaders, business owners, human resource professionals, aspiring managers and supervisors.


  • Headshot of Jim Dahl

    Jim Dahl has 40+ years of consulting and private sector experience including a role as Director of Leadership Development for SUPERVALU, Inc. He has worked in a wide variety of organizations providing expertise on organizational change, talent management and individual development.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 1.3 Continuing Education Units ( 13 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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