Integrated Talent Management Certificate

Match your employees' talents with your organizational needs.

Managing talent with a coherent strategy is a critical role for the learning and development professional. Explore the practices essential to achieving an integrated talent management approach no matter the size of your organization. Learn how to promote organizational renewal by simultaneously matching employees' skills and development with the organization's strategy.

This course is eligible for UTAP Funding (For the Period: 8 July 2017 - 31 March 2018).

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S$1,500.00 (member)

S$1,700.00 (non-member)

GST Not Applicable

Program Overview

In today's complex work environment, the learning and development professional plays a pivotal role in integrating talent management. Learn how to build your organization's workforce planning and talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention, succession planning, rewards and compensation, and performance management capabilities with an integrated approach. This program gives you a blueprint to align all your human capital processes with organizational strategy so that you can move towards building a high-performing workplace. 


Why You Should Attend:

  • Become a valued business partner by taking a leadership role in integrating talent management.

  • Be empowered to facilitate the strategic development of talent throughout the entire employee life cycle.

  • Be prepared to deploy effective talent management by putting the right people with the right skills in the right position at the right time.


What to Expect:

  • Pre-work: Get the most out of your program. Complete a worksheet assessing your organization's current approach to integrated talent management.

  • Homework/Intersession Work: Plan to read a short article at the end of Day 1.

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:


  • Describe the key practices of talent management and how these practices support each other in an integrated system.

  • Align talent management to organizational objectives.

  • Compare various talent management systems to assist in selecting a system, identifying upgrades to an existing system, and planning an implementation.

  • Equip managers to develop their people.

  • Organize delivery of developmental resources.

  • Promote high-performance workplaces, including integration with performance management.

  • Coordinate workforce and succession planning.

  • Facilitate the career development planning process.

  • Facilitate career transitions.

  • Support engagement and retention efforts.

  • Identify resources individual and organizational assessments. 

  • Identify how to align learning and development with the compensation and rewards function. 

  • Select talent management analytics to show results and impact.


Topic 1 - Laying the Foundation


This introductory module is meant to establish the foundation for Integrated Talent Management. It is designed to set the stage by having introduced the details of this certificate program, including the agenda, and will introduce the ATD Integrated Talent Management Area of Expertise. Expertly crafted exercise is designed to help you get to know the resources available in the room; your fellow participants. This module also includes providing definitions of Integrated Talent Management practices so that everyone is using the same framework. Finally, this module looks at aligning talent management functions to organizational objectives so that you see how Integrated Talent Management links to your organization’s needs. 


Topic 2 - Focusing on the Process


There are a number of activities related to the ATD ITM practice of Workforce Planning and Talent Acquisition which you will acquire knowledge and applications which you will bring back to your workforce. These include estimating future demand, assessing current capability, implementing a job analysis and competency modeling. You will also get to experience hands on application of successful selection of technologies which are imperative to the success of Integrated Talent Management. You will also acquire clearing knowledge on how misconceptions surrounding competencies and software has its impact on ITM.


Topic 3 - Developing the People


An important aspect of Integrated Talent Management is on developing the people within your organization so that they have what they need in order to contribute to achieving the  organizational objectives. This module examines two practices within Integrated Talent Management – Performance Management and Employee Development. Finally, the strategies that you implement for Integrated Talent Management should promote a high‐performing workplace.


Topic 4 - Facilitating Career Development


This module begins by examining the ITM Practice of Succession Planning for the entire organization. It is important to note that in order to achieve a proactive approach to Integrated Talent Management, succession plans must be aligned with the  organization’s needs and goals. Moving from the organization level  to the individual level, we examine the career development  planning process for individuals. This includes providing support and preparing development plans, managing and conducting career counseling sessions as well as orchestrating challenging  assignments. The module continues with a couple of unique  components related to individuals’ careers. These components involve facilitating career transitions and preparing managers to  carry out employee terminations. The module wraps up by  examining the ITM Practice of Compensation and Rewards. 


Topic 5 - Achieving Result


While achieving results should always be a consideration, this module focuses on using Integrated Talent Management to achieve results for the organization. First, your organization needs engaged employees who want to help you achieve results. Retaining employees helps increase the odds for success and keeps costs in line which impacts the bottom line.  Implementing assessments offers the opportunity to check individual as well as organizational performance. The next section explores analytics that can help you illustrate the results and impact of your Integrated  Talent Management approach. The last section outlines change management strategies to achieve success with Integrated Talent  Management.


About the Facilitator - Mr Yeo Chet Tern

Yeo Chet Tern has worked in the Singapore Ministry of Education as educator, in a US multi-national, National Semiconductor (SEA), in the production training department covering South East Asian plants, and about 30 years in various senior management positions in a Japanese multi-national firm, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.  His last executive appointment in Canon Singapore Pte Ltd was as Vice President for the South and South East Asian Region, in charge of Human Resources, General Affairs, Shipping and Logistics.

At National Semiconductor (SEA), he was the Training Manager of the production training team that increased productivity from 60% to 80% in Singapore and also helped to establish training departments in the company’s new plants in Malacca, Penang, Bandung and Bangkok.

In Canon Singapore Pte Ltd, Yeo has gained a wide repertoire of skills and experience in Human Resources Management and Office Administration. He has effectively strategized, conceptualized and implemented region-wide initiatives in HR and other organizational culture-building activities. To his credit is the successful implementation of a pan-Asian (ex-Japan) Results-based Management System, wage structure and reward system, talent management and succession planning system based on a competency-centric HR platform.  In Singapore, his achievements in HR culminated in the prestigious award of People Developer certification to Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.

He has gained tremendous respect in the Canon companies in the region for being able to implement company-wide quality and environmental systems, work improvement consciousness and a customer- delight culture. Upon his retirement from the Canon Singapore in 2011, Yeo was retained by the Company as an Advisor for 2 years.


Yeo was engaged as the Management Consultant on a retainer basis with Yusen Global Logistics, headquartered in Singapore for 3 years after his retirement. He is currently engaged in providing Performance Improvement consultancy to a Trading Company in Myanmar and Kerry Logistics in Thailand. 

Who Should Attend?

This program is for professionals who want to understand the key responsibilities and challenges of aligning individual employee skills and talent with organizational needs. It is also for professionals who want to implement a fully-integrated talent management approach in their organization:

  • Chief Human Resource Officer

  • Human Resource Director

  • Chief People Officer

  • Talent Management Director

  • Senior Human Resource Practitioner

  • Human Resource Leaders

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.


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