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Professional Talent Manager

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Professional Talent Manager

Identifying, Developing and Retaining Talent for Organisational Success

Scheduled Dates

20 - 24 May 2024 Houston TX - USA $6,950
10 - 14 Jun 2024 Lisbon - Portugal $5,950
19 - 23 Aug 2024 London - UK $5,950
07 - 11 Oct 2024 Houston TX - USA $6,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
09 - 13 Dec 2024 London - UK $5,950
27 - 31 Jan 2025 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

Identifying, developing and retaining your talent has never been more important for the oil and gas industry with the ever changing economic market.  An organisations best and most valuable asset is undoubtedly the people; as it’s the people who operate the systems, the equipment and who can really make the difference between growth or failure. Losing or not being able to recruit the best talent can have a disastrous impact on an organization’s growth and sustainability. This highly-interactive course will teach you the key talent management processes, systems and procedures in order to apply these in the multi-complex and diverse Oil and Gas industry.

On this Professional Talent Management training course, you will gain insight into innovative talent identification methods, develop targeted grading structures, review and develop competency/behavioural frameworks as well as how to grade and assess your talent/high potentials with the effective use of psychometric tools and other assessment methods.  In addition, you will define critical development options ensuring the correct development for talent in the organisation.  You will also learn how to create sustained growth through active succession planning and strategy in order to ensure positive career paths and development for talent and high potential employees.

The training course will highlight:

  • Alternative and new perspectives around talent management and high potential identification
  • Methods and techniques of aligning Business Strategy and Talent Management in the complex multi-discipline Oil and Gas industry
  • Appropriate process and systems to identify, develop and retain your talent and high potentials
  • Pro-active development strategies to ensure your talent and high potential achieve their optimum performance
  • Strategic direction to optimize your talent and high potential pipeline in your organization to provide continued sustainable growth
  • Succession planning as a key differentiator in an organisations’ success and how this is achieved

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

In this PetroKnowledge training course, you will learn to:

  • Understand the mechanisms to define talent, as well as manage your talent and high potential.
  • Develop key strategies to optimize your talent and high potential employees
  • Engage and employ robust talent strategies within the complex multi-discipline oil and gas industry
  • Produce develop effective and functional succession planning strategies
  • Lead and manage OCR (Organisational Capability Review) meetings to ensure pro-active succession for sustained growth

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This Talent Management training course will greatly benefit individuals, aligned to the identification, development and retention of talent and high potential people in the business, including:

  • HR / L&D / Talent Professionals
  • Training Managers
  • OD Specialists
  • Recruitment Officers and Managers
  • Retention / Compensation personnel
  • Those who wish to develop their leadership knowledge and skills in strategically managing, developing and retaining talent and high potential people

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will combine tutor-led presentations with highly interactive case-studies, relevant and thought provoking exercises, practical demonstrations and facilitated discussions.  Delegates will be encouraged to participate actively in relating the principles of talent management and high potential development to the particular needs of their workplace.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Defining and Attracting Talent in the Oil and Gas Industry

Competency Description: Day one will focus on the gaining a thorough understanding of the strategic importance of talent, talent management and high potential identification in the industry.

Key behaviours

  • Talent identification
  • Oil and Gas demographics
  • Strategic OD
  • Applying OD strategic mechanisms
  • Work plan decision making

Topics to be covered

  • Talent Management – overview and background
  • Talent / High potential - defining the criteria
  • The complex dimensions of oil and gas demographics
  • Talent options - recruit external – or grow internal?
  • Aligning Talent Management with Organisational Development (OD) and Business Strategy
  • Utilising Workforce Planning and other sources of data
  • Attraction strategies – use of media and other channels

Day Two: Creating your High Potential Talent Pool

Competency Description:  In order to define who your talent and high potential people are you must be competent in understanding the various mechanisms and models used.

Key behaviours

  • Models, grading and structures of talent and high potentials
  • Designing assessment systems for talent
  • Analyzing and using psychometric data
  • Decision making and critical criteria analysis

Topics to be covered

  • Talent management models, grading and structures
  • Assessment methods and systems - use of Psychometric/Behavioral/Competency frameworks
  • Conducting an effective Talent Gap Analysis
  • ABC model of Potential – getting the criteria right
  • Using the 9 Box Grid, and other methods to create your talent and high potential matrix

Day Three: Developing your Talent and High Potentials

Competency Description: a key component of the talent system is to ensure that you develop your people effectively and efficiently ensuring you target the right development for the right people.

Key behaviours

  • Performance management
  • Development models and options
  • Developing others
  • Pro-active development strategies
  • Optimizing high caliber development plans

Topics to be covered

  • Defining high caliber development options
  • Conducting an effective performance discussion
  • Creating individual development plans
  • Powerful feedback techniques: motivating individuals to achieve higher potential
  • Coaching for success

Day Four: Retaining and Sustaining your Talent and High Potentials

Competency Description: you must be aware and develop strategies to ensure that you are able to retain your best people and ensure a productive talent pipeline

Key behaviours

  • Retention management
  • Reward strategies
  • Influence and customer focus
  • Creating sustainable pipeline

Topics to be covered

  • Career paths – guidance for growth
  • Using mentoring programmes to develop and retain your talent
  • Reward strategies - intrinsic and extrinsic incentives to motive your talent
  • Managing expectations and delivering workable outcomes
  • Growth rotation development (assignments, experience strategies)
  • Creating a sustainable talent pipeline

Day Five: Strategic Succession Planning and Organisational Capability Review

Competency Description: to ensure continued and sustainable growth it is paramount that critcla roles are identified and succession plans are undertaken to minimize business and market risk.

Key behaviours

  • Analysis and criticality identification
  • Leading and influencing people
  • Communication skills
  • Presenting business information

Topics to be covered

  • Defining your bench strength
  • Succession Planning and the OCR process
  • Conducting effective Calibration Meetings
  • Formulating a strategic talent plan for the organization in line with the Business Strategy
  • Communicating the Strategy to the Board and the Company
  • Conclusion and Review


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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