For almost 50 years, the IITD has been delivering world-class, industry-specific education to subject-matter experts.

Our thought-leadership programmes enable training professionals and their executive teams to position themselves as innovative, best-in-class industry leaders, and the go-to resource for expert information.

Leading the L&D Function

This four-day programme from the IITD is designed for existing and aspiring heads of the function dedicated to the strategic development of people in an organisation. Regardless of whether your function is described as Talent, Organisational Development, Organisational Capability, Learning or plain old Training, this programme seeks to help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I gain support for my agenda?
  • What are the most appropriate development strategies to drive performance?
  • How can technology help me?
  • How do I evaluate and demonstrate success to the business?
  • How do I promote myself and my function across the business?

The audience for the programme should ideally be drawn from those who are currently managing the learning function within their organisation or who aspire to manage the learning function in their own or another organisation.  It is also suitable for those who wish to re-position the learning function within their organisation as a key strategic enabler. While it is not necessary for participants to have completed prior certification from either the IITD, a working knowledge of concepts and competence in training needs analysis, training design, delivery methodologies and evaluation is assumed. 
The objectives of the programme are to help participants as follows:

  • To position the learning function as a key strategic enabler of the business;
  • To create support for your vision at the top table;
  • To effectively utilise data sources to support their agenda;
  • To develop value-added partnerships with internal and external suppliers;
  • To structure the team appropriately and ensure appropriate governance and development;
  • To future proof the function; andTo effectively manage their own development.

Talent Management in Organisations & Essential Tools
Talent Management is Defined as:
A dynamic, on-going process of systematically identifying, assessing, and developing talent for future critical roles to ensure continuity and effective organizational performance. (Garavan, 2012)
Activities & processes that involve the systematic identification of key positions which differentially contribute to the organisation’s sustainable competitive advantage, the development of a talent pool of high potential & high performing incumbents to fill these roles, & the development of a differentiated HR architecture to facilitate filling these positions with competent incumbents & to ensure their continued commitment to the organisation (Collings and Mellahi, 2009)

The Objectives of this 2 day Programme will be to help Learning & Development Professionals:

  • Define what 'talent' and 'talent management' means in their organisation
  • Build an effective talent strategy that is aligned with their business strategy and industry direction
  • Understand the identification of talent at all levels in the organisation
  • Provide expertise in developing talent management processes, activities and tracking that fit the organisation's culture and capacity
  • Equip leaders and managers in the organisation to engage, develop, stretch and retain talent
  • Advise on the design and implementation of mentoring schemes
  • Design and deliver development programmes that ensure talented employees maximise their potential in the organisation.