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Certificate in Talent Management
28 – 31 January 2018
Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

"Lesley is one of the best trainers I have met in the past 5 years."

Abdullah Ashour Khallaf
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, KSA

"Lesley is an expert, her experience is very relevant. She gave examples according to our industry level for us to understand better."

Saima Naeem
Deputy Manager Student Affairs
RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, UAE

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Talent Management in the GCC Q&A Session

The issue with many companies today is that organisations put tremendous effort into attracting employees to their company, but spend little time on retaining and developing talent. Organisations recognise that they do better business when their people are engaged, motivated, and yes, talented. Having the right people in place at the right time is a key aspect to continued growth, success, or even just stability. This course will provide you with what it takes to have the right people ready. It will help you to create a programme that enables you to understand the whole talent management process and concept, create methodologies to measure talent, and decide how to help people grow and prepare for their own futures while supporting and growing the organisation by applying the most current research in talent management for our ever changing marketplaces.

  • The Talent Management Continuum
  • The Concept Of Talent Management
  • Aligning Talent Management To Business Strategy
  • Developing An Effective Talent Management Strategy
  • The Tools Of A Robust Talent Management Process
  • Attracting Strategies
  • Exploring Best Practice Strategies For Attracting The Best People
  • Selection Strategies
  • Conducting Talent Assessments To Create A Talent Profile
  • Talent Review Meetings
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Development – Exploring Different Options For Talent
  • Development
  • Retaining The Talent You Need
  • Measuring Your Success
  • Evaluating And Assessing Your Talent Strategy
Who Should Attend

This innovative course is designed for HR professionals who are responsible for designing and implementing the talent management strategy within their organisation. Appropriate job titles include:

  • Talent Management Managers
  • Career Development Specialists
  • Recruitment Managers/Executives
  • Leadership and Management Development Professionals
  • Mid to Senior HR Professionals responsible for developing HR strategies
Benefits Of Attending
  • Improve your understanding of effective talent management
  • Discover how to attract and retain the very best talent for your business
  • Explore why developing an employer brand value proposition is paramount in attracting the talent you want and need
  • Explore different options for talent development and talent engagement
  • Manage talent turnover through implementing best practice retention strategies
  • Apply the multifaceted aspects of talent management to your own organisation
Course Director

    Lesley Harvey
    The Human Edge

    Lesley Harvey, Director – The Human Edge, is an accomplished management consultant specialising in Human Resources, an author, speaker and facilitator. She started her career in sales and marketing, followed by marketing management, and then Human Resources, where she used her marketing skills to good effect when managing employment branding, internal communications and building employee engagement within organisations.

    With over 18 years' experience in HR, Lesley has extensive hands-on expertise in large multinational organisations based in the UK and internationally. Before moving into consultancy, her major operational roles were as HR Director for Orange (mobile phones) in Thailand and South East Asia. She worked in Orange's international division based in London, and with the corporate global HR unit for Polygram. In these roles, she gained experience in strategic HR, operational HR process and systems design, and in global mobility and talent management. Lesley has also taken the lead in company startups, the largest of which was a telecommunications company where she managed the HR, training, health, safety and facilities management divisions and recruited not only her own team but also 2,700 staff over a period of eight months enabling the company to meet its launch dates.

    Most recently, Lesley has been working as a management consultant. She has a particular interest in organisational development and culture change, and has worked on several projects for large and small organisations in both start-up and operational environments including:

    • Organisational transformation
    • Job design
    • Development of compensation and benefits programmes
    • Culture change
    • Organisation re-structuring, strategy and culture development
    • Development of HR systems
      - Performance management
      - Competency models
      - HR policy manuals
    • Development and delivery of leadership development programmes
    • Internal communications

    Lesley's international experience includes working in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Germany, Pakistan, Belgium, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Syria, Hungary, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Saudi Arabia as well as in the UK, in industries ranging from FMCG, pharmaceuticals, retail, media, local and national government, through to telecommunications, production and banking.

Venue and Accommodation

    Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

    Celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates which is connected to the award winning Mall of the Emirates, retailing 560 prestigious brands, a 24 screen multiplex cinema and the region's largest indoor ski slope and snow park.

    With 393 rooms and suites, including 20 stunning Aspen Chalets, we boast some of the most unique and modern accommodations. All rooms are well equipped with the state of the art technology for your comfort.

    A destination guaranteed to create memorable moments for business or leisure travelers; we welcome you to a five star luxury retreat.

    Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha
    P.O. Box 120679
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 4 341 0000
    Fax +971 4 341 2327



    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517
    E: hospitality@informa.com


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
19 November 2017
Course Fee Before
24 December 2017
Final Fee
28 – 31 January 2018
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and pass the course examination will receive an Informa Certificate of Completion.

Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on a.watts@informa.com

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