Star Talent: Investing in High-Potential Employee Development

HRDQ-U Webinar | Star Talent

60 minutes

Retaining key talent is an ongoing challenge for many organizations, especially as job markets continue to improve. This interactive webinar is for anyone looking to specifically develop and retain high-potential employees. This webinar can be used as an internal learning, organizational development tool, by a human resources practitioner, or an external consultant.

Training expert Lisa Downs will provide you with tools and information to successfully create and implement a high-potential development program, including partnering with executives, ideas for program components and structure, suggested communications, and considerations for identifying high-potential talent, distinguishing a high-performer from a high-potential, and transparency for a program within an organization.

Attendees will learn

  • Utilize information and tools provided to design, develop, and implement a learning program for high-potential employees.
  • Explore how high-potential talent is identified within an organization.
  • Discover strategies to work with executives and other stakeholders when launching and communicating about leadership development/learning initiatives.
  • Create an action plan for next steps.

Who should attend

  • Managers and leaders
  • Human resources professionals
  • Trainers
  • Organizational development professionals


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Lisa Downs, M.S. Ed., CPLP is the owner of DevelopmentWise Consulting in Redmond, WA, specializing in leadership coaching and consulting. Focusing on technical (STEM) professionals, she works with individuals and organizations to ensure they have the leadership and team performance solutions they need to be successful. Lisa’s worked as a learning professional for EMC², The Boeing Company, PEMCO Mutual Insurance, T-Mobile USA, and spent 6 years in the accounting industry.

While a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Board of Directors, Lisa served as the Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters Committee in 2013-2014. She is also a past Chair of the ATD Chapter Recognition Committee and a past President of the ATD Puget Sound Chapter. She is the author of three books in the ASTD Trainer’s WorkShop series: Listening Skills TrainingTime Management Training, and Negotiation Skills Training.



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