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Lead People Development and Talent Management

Information

  • Services SETA Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation
  • Unit Standard: “Lead people development and talent management
  • Unit Standard ID: 252029
  • NQF Level 5, Credits 8
  • Duration: two days

COURSE OVERVIEW

In today’s changing and fast-paced world, industry leaders experience heightened competition for the best and most productive employees. Ensuring employees are competent and professional, underpins the performance of any organisation. High standards of competence and professionalism, and the availability of skilled personnel, are generally cited by business leaders as “critically important” and a key factor in maintaining the superiority of an organisation over its competitors.

Providing training and development, will have a time and cost impact on any organisation. It is important to retain the benefits of that investment within the organisation. Able and motivated employees are an organisation’s greatest asset, but these skills and attitudes do not develop and grow overnight and need to be planned and managed.  Effective training is essential to ensure that employees achieve the required level of competence and help organisations remain competitive.

In order to create a strong economy, South Africa needs to encourage the acquisition of new and better skills to make the country overall more competitive and productive.

Course Contents:

Analysing education, training and development needs of members of a unit

  • Determining the skills gaps and training needs of staff in the work unit through the training needs analysis.
  • Integrating the results from the recent performance appraisal into the training needs analysis.
  • Using the entity's talent management strategy as a basis for conducting the training needs analysis of staff in the unit.
  • Obtaining stakeholder input to reach agreement on the interpretation of the results of the training needs analysis.

Recording the results of the training needs analysis

  • Recording the development needs of staff to be addressed through training and non-training interventions in the training needs analysis report.
  • Relating the development needs to the career development paths of individual staff members in accordance with the requirements of the entity.
  • Linking the development needs to the talent management strategy of the entity.
  • Communicating the report on the training needs analysis to interested parties in a usable format.

Compiling a people development plan for a unit

  • Motivating the types of the learning programmes described in the plan in terms of the development needs identified through the training needs analysis conducted.
  • Linking the objectives and desired outcomes of the planned learning programmes appropriately to the needs identified in the training needs analysis.
  • Stipulating the responsibilities for the implementation of the plan and time frames to enhance effective implementation.
  • Motivating the role of the unit manager in relation to talent management and people development within a unit.
  • Aligning the plan to the legal framework and internal requirements relating to skills development.
  • Reflecting the commitment to promoting lifelong learning within a learning culture in the development plan.
  • Aligning the plan to the legal framework and internal requirements relating to skills development.
  • Reflecting the commitment to promoting lifelong learning within a learning culture in the development plan.

Managing the implementation of the people development plan of a unit

  • Monitoring the implementation to track progress against the people development plan and the quality requirements of the national skills development system.
  • Analysing implementation reports submitted to evaluate whether the planned objectives and outcomes were achieved.
  • Integrating the evaluation of learners and other interested parties into a final evaluation report with recommendations on improvements.

ASSESSMENT OF LEARNERS

Learners who attend this training, will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” directly after the training. Additionally, learners can also be enrolled to participate in the assessment process at an additional fee. Assessment entails the completion of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and if being assessed as competent, the learner will be awarded 8 credits on NQF Level 5. In this case, a “Certificate of Competence” will be issued representing the credit values and NQF Level. Entry-level requirements for assessment according to the Unit Standard: Learners should demonstrate competence in Communication, Mathematical Literacy and Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4.

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