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Purpose and aim of unit
Learning and development (L&D) is central to talent management through talent development. Understanding the contribution of learning and development is therefore essential for effective talent management and in achieving economic and social aspirations, ambitions and objectives of work organisations and individuals. The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to know, understand and analyse the meaning and scope of talent development in contemporary organisations. The unit will examine common purposes and processes of talent development, the contextual nature of notions of talent and the way contextual understandings of talent influence the way talent development is practiced. Various options within and ways of managing learning and talent development will be explored, as will the role of the learning and development function.
This unit is suitable for persons who:
- are working in or are seeking to develop a career in learning and talent development.
- aim to further their knowledge and understanding of L&D and of talent development.
- aim to know more about the role of L&D in talent development.
On successful completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand the evolving meaning, nature and purpose of talent development in contemporary organisations.
- Be able to explain different ways of organising and managing talent development in different contexts.
- Be able to analyse the role of the learning and development function in developing talent.
To achieve this unit, the evidence the learner presents for assessment must demonstrate that they have met all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
The learner will:
The learner can:
|1. Understand the evolving meaning, nature and purpose of talent development in contemporary organisations.
|1.1 Define a range of meanings attached to the notion of talent and explain the implications of these for talent development practice.
1.2 Explore varying purposes of talent development and the influence of organisation context and key stakeholders in determining purpose.
|2 Be able to explain different ways of organising and managing talent development in different contexts.
|2.1 Evaluate a range of ways of organising and managing talent development.
2.2 Analyse the role and impact of contextual factors on decisions on organising and managing talent development.
|3 Be able to analyse the role of the learning and development function in developing talent||3.1 Assess the varying roles for the L&D function in organising, managing and delivering talent development.
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