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Leadership Skills: How to Nurture and Develop Talent

Learn how to foster employee engagement and develop talent to help drive organisational success.

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Leadership Skills: How to Nurture and Develop Talent

668 enrolled on this course

  • 2 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Find out more.

Encourage professional growth and talent development within your team

Successful leaders play a critical role in developing employee talent to deliver a competitive advantage.

On this two-week course from the University of Lincoln, you’ll learn how to ensure continuous improvement at all organisational levels, focusing on personal development and nurturing talent.

Learn to develop an organisation wide talent management strategy

Strategic talent management can drive productivity and meaningful growth.

Using different approaches to learning, you’ll reflect on best practice and learn how to use tools such as the 9-box grid to identify talent within your organisation.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to explain how talent can be developed and the skills needed in leaders to foster their employees’ thirst for personal growth.

Identify the advantages of leadership development

Leadership development helps organisations meet shared goals, objectives, and visions.

You’ll investigate how leaders can improve their capabilities in developing people, knowledge, and skills through self-reflection and analysis.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to demonstrate the importance of leadership development within a wider talent development strategy.

Enhance your leadership skills with a personal learning and development plan

You’ll be introduced to the Johari window, learning how to gain authentic feedback on your leadership style from your employees.

Using this practical tool, you’ll gain self-awareness, determine your strengths, and highlight areas for improvement.

Bringing together your learning from both weeks, you’ll have developed your knowledge of talent management, whilst reflecting on your own leadership skills. You’ll also be able to use your own professional development to positively impact the growth and engagement of your team.

Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds Developing employees’ talent and fostering their engagement is Essential to any organization’s success. This lies in part on Leader’s ability to promote their people’s development, learning, and engagement. Indeed, leaders have a critical role to play in developing followers. I’m Craig Marsh and I’m the head of the Lincoln International Business School at the University of Lincoln. I’m Elaine Clark and I’m the director of education for Lincoln International Business School at the University of Lincoln. Where we ensure teaching quality, future skills and industry links are at the forefront of your learning experience. This two week course focuses on the role of leadership to support, nurture and develop the talent of employees.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 seconds The course will enable you to consider the learning process for individuals and organizations, the management of structured development for individuals, groups and organizations, and leadership development itself. This course is aimed at supervisors, managers, team leaders, or individuals at Any level and requires no prior knowledge to starting. So if you want to develop your knowledge relating to developing and nurturing talents within a leadership context, or if you want to expand your knowledge of how to gain and sustain employee engagement through development, then this course is for you.


  • Week 1

    Learning, development and talent management

    • Welcome and course overview

      This section will provide a welcome video from the course team and an overview of the course.

    • Learning and talent management

      This section will look at the importance of learning, development and talent management, as well as focus on the individual and organisational approaches to learning.

    • Summary

      This section gives a summary overview for Week 1.

  • Week 2

    Leadership development

    • Week overview

      A brief overview of the topics and tasks within week 2.

    • Developing Self

      This section will focus on developing yourself and understanding how this links to wider organisation concepts.

    • Talent Management

      This section will look at talent management approaches.

    • Summary

      This section gives a summary on the learning for week 2

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

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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...

  • Explain definitions of/and approaches to, talent development, as a common strategic priority for modern organisations’ employee engagement.
  • Reflect on leadership development as a mission-critical aspect of an overall talent development strategy.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of talent development as a critical aspect for leaders in managing self and others.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for supervisors, managers, team leaders, and individuals within organisations who want to explore and develop their leadership skills with a particular focus on employee talent development, learning, and engagement.

Who will you learn with?

I am a Senior Lecturer at Lincoln International Business School. I teach a range of courses including Strategy, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship.

Who developed the course?

University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is rated in the top 20 UK universities for student satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2022 and the Complete University Guide 2022.

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    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK

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