UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
talent management institute

Talent Management Institute

Dates:  November 12-15, 2019
Location:  Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Program Fees:  $6,500


In a complex global environment, superior talent remains the surest path to sustained competitive advantage. Unfortunately, many HR and talent professionals find that traditional approaches to building talent fall short of expectations.

Our Talent Management Institute enables you to master a radically different, scientifically proven, and demonstrably effective approach to building talent. Based on the science that informs talent management and direct experience leading talent management in large organizations, the focus is on creating a tight link between talent strategy and organizational strategy, building a state-of-the-art talent pipeline, and effectively assessing and developing talent.

Marc Effron and Jim Shanley co-facilitate this program which has become a benchmark for the field. Using research-backed, cutting-edge practices and highly interactive course content, this innovative program provides the tools and helps you quickly build the capabilities to design and implement a superior talent management strategy.

Human resources generalists, human resource business partners, talent management leaders, and leadership development specialists who want to build strategic talent management capabilities for their organization through practical implementation.


  • Demonstrate the link between your organization’s talent management agenda and the organizational and leadership capabilities needed to execute its strategy
  • Expertly assess talent and accelerate the growth of high potential talent
  • Assess your organization's talent management practices against world-class talent management standards
  • Build a state-of-the-art Talent Production Line for your organization
  • Create an organizational and individual talent management action plan
  • Earn 2.55 CEUs


Marc Effron

Marc Effron, President of Talent Strategy Group, Affiliate Faculty
Marc Effron helps the world's biggest brands and most successful companies elevate the quality and impact of their talent. He leads transformational projects globally in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to consumer products to technology. As the founder and president of the Talent Strategy Group, he specializes in global consulting, education, executive search, and publishing businesses.

Jim Shanley

Jim Shanley, Affiliate Faculty
Since opening his consulting firm in 2006, Jim Shanley has worked with many executives from high-level companies, specializing in talent management and succession planning, executive assessment, coaching and assimilation, leadership development, and change management. During his 20-year tenure with Bank of America, Jim played a key role in the company’s growth from a small regional bank into one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world.

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