Talent management is a critical factor in developing successful organizations. There is a need for organisations to develop 'talent pools' of great staff for the future direction and leadership of our schools.
This book explains the key concepts and provides frameworks for leaders to apply ideas of talent management in their organizations. The authors focus on talent management and how this contributes to other strategic objectives, such as building a high performance learning environment and building leadership in depth in the school.
In showing how to develop talented individuals for roles and responsibilities in new configurations of schools and leadership, the authors focus on:
Defining who are the talented individuals in your school
Developing talent individuals & leaders in your school
Building a talent culture in the school.
This book is important for schools which are facing the challenge of developing innovative and imaginative leaders to meet the needs of school transformation. It is useful for school leaders and managers in educational organisations, such as Head teachers and senior leaders, aspiring middle and senior leader programmes and school business managers both in the UK and around the world.
Dr Brent Davies is Professor of International Leadership Development at the University of Hull . He is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education (University of London), Special Professor at the University of Nottingham and a Faculty Member of the Centre on Educational Governance at the University of Southern California. He is an Associate Director of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Brent spent the first ten years of his career working as a teacher in South London. He then moved into higher education and now works exclusively on leadership and management development programmes for senior and middle managers in schools. He was Director of the International MBA in School Leadership at Leeds Metropolitan University. He then took up a post at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside to establish the first Chair in Educational Leadership and create the International Educational Leadership Centre in Lincoln. He moved to the University of Hull in 2000 to establish the International Leadership Centre. In 2004 he transferred within the University to become a research professor in leadership development at the Hull University Business School.
The Context Introduction Defining Organizational Strategy and Values PART ONE: TALENT IDENTIFICATION Performance Evaluation Performance or Potential? PART TWO: TALENT DEVELOPMENT Talent Development Professional Learning The Architecture to Support Talent Development PART THREE: TALENT CULTURE Building a Talent-Management Culture School or System Talent? SECTION FOUR: THE WAY FORWARD An Integrated Talent Management Model for Schools