Enhance your leadership skills and learn how to effectively select, onboard, manage, and develop talent in your teams.

  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Explore the importance of developing your talent

CEOs cite managing and developing their leadership talent as the most important issue for the future success of their business.

On this four-week course, you’ll gain the insights, frameworks, and tools to effectively manage and develop talent in your teams and organisation.

Develop skills in onboarding, recruiting, and retaining talent

You’ll learn the best practices for selecting and onboarding your talent, as well as coaching skills to help them realise their full potential.

To help further your employees development, you’ll learn the key approaches to measuring and evaluating performance.

With these insights, you can tailor your managerial style to your employees to ensure each team member excels.

Increase your leadership skills with experts at Michigan University

By the end of this course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the complete cycle of managing talent. Learning alongside the leadership experts at Michigan University, you’ll understand how to create an effective talent pipeline for your team and business.

This course is part of the Leading People and Teams ExpertTrack, a comprehensive set of leadership courses to help you develop in your role as team leader.


  • Week 1

    The Talent Pipeline

    • First Things First

      First Things First

    • Match Making

      Match Making

    • The Right Person in the Right Place

      The Right Person in the Right Place

    • Welcome to the Team

      Welcome to the Team

  • Week 2

    Managing Performance Evaluation and Feedback

    • Managing Performance Evaluation and Feedback

      Managing Performance Evaluation and Feedback

  • Week 3

    Developing and Coaching Your People

    • Developing People Drives Results

      Developing People Drives Results

    • ACS Model: Assessment

      ACS Model: Assessment

    • ACS Model: Challenge

      ACS Model: Challenge

    • ACS Model: Support

      ACS Model: Support

    • Recap: Developing and Coaching Your People

      Recap: Developing and Coaching Your People

  • Week 4

    Creating and Building a Robust Talent Pipeline

    • Talent for Leadership

      Talent for Leadership

    • People are Everything

      People are Everything

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop best practices for selecting, recruiting, and onboarding talent.
  • Develop and coach your talent so that they can realize their full potential at work.

Who is the course for?

This course will suit you if you want to learn the skills to manage talent including the selection, recruiting, and onboarding process.

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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