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August 22-24, 2024 / Shanghai
December 6-8, 2024 / Shenzhen


This programme is designed for senior executives concerned about meeting present and future talent needs of their organisations. 


How can managers properly identify talents for their companies? How to understand the unique characteristics of each type of talent? How to transform subjective “soft” judgment into objective “hard” criteria? How to attract, foster, retain and develop top talents? As “talent creates benefits”, a team of talented people constitutes a major source of competitiveness for a business. It has been a significant challenge for managers to manage talents in an effective and sustainable way. This programme focuses on the business benefits of taking talent seriously, guides participants to recognize key factors of successful talent management, provides them with a variety of tools, models, methods and strategies pertaining to effective talent management, and helps them diagnose, design, assess, implement, cultivate and evaluate talent management with practical “techniques”.

Programme Coverage

  • Talent challenges and strategies in China today
  • Identifying talent: Performance is not potential
  • Evaluating talent: A, B and C players
  • Designing and delivering talent development programmes
  • Connecting talent development to the business
  • How to retain talent
  • Building a leadership pipeline

As well as responding to the issues and challenges facing participants’ companies, we will draw on lessons learned from world-class companies such as GE, Proctor and Gamble, Microsoft, Whirlpool and Bank of America. We will also look at current best practices from companies in China.

A certificate of completion will be awarded

Contact Us

Tel: (86 21) 2890 5187
Address: 699 Hongfeng Road, Pudong, Shanghai

Tel: (86 10) 8296 6688
Address: Building 20, Zhongguancun Software Park, 8 Dongbeiwang West Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Tel: (86 755) 3699 5199
Address: 142 Zimao St., Qianhai Cooperation Zone, Shenzhen, P. R. China 518066

Keith, Goodall
Visiting Professor, CEIBS
Senior Associate, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Programme Objective

The objective of this programme is to develop participants’ knowledge and expertise in managing talent strategically. The course is designed to be relevant to a broad spectrum of talent management issues faced by managers and senior executives, and reevaluates how best practice firms manage their talent management efforts and build leadership talent for the present and the future. Synthesising the latest scientific research with the professor’s own rich international experience, this training programme provides practical frameworks and models of best practice in the field of talent management.

Programme Benefits

Participants in this programme will gain:

  • A strategic roadmap to guide talent management efforts
  • Practical tools to help achieve better talent management outcomes 
  • An understanding of global best practices in talent management
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in talent management

Programme Schedule

Day 1

  • Where are you now?
  • What is talent?
  • Are we too interested in talent?
  • How to block talent development and lose talent
  • Building a leadership pipeline
  • Talent Management at GE
  • Talent lessons from Vanke
  • A Talent framework: 6 phases

Day 2

  • Day 1 review
  • Retention at Novartis China
  • A Players or A Positions?
  • The War for Talent in China
  • Video Exercise
  • Talent Management at McDonalds

Day 3

  • Day 2 review
  • BAT case
  • Infosys
  • Case: Wolfgang Keller
  • Course wrap-up

We reserve the right to adjust the course information (including price, date, location, faculty, course arrangement and other details)

Teaching Language

English with sequential Chinese interpretation

Admissions Procedures

Applications are requested at least 30 days before the programme start date. Applications are reviewed as they arrive and admissions are subject to the final confirmation of CEIBS. Any applications received after that date will be considered on the basis of space availability. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Team in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen.


Any cancellation made 30 days or more prior to the programme start date is eligible for a full refund of programme fees paid. However, the expenses arising therefrom shall be for the account of the applicant or his/her employer. Any cancellation made less than 30 days prior to the programme start date shall be subject to a fee of 20 percent of the total programme fee. After the programme starts, no fees shall be refunded for participants who withdraw from the programme for any reason.


To ensure the continuity of your learning, you are required to make proper arrangements according to the course schedule after receiving your letter of enrollment. We will neither make up lessons for you nor confer you with the certificate of completion if you are absent from the course for personal reasons. CEIBS reserves the right to amend information on this programme including price, discount, date, location, faculty, daily schedule and other details.