Talent and Performance Management

A comprehensive overview of the performance management process and how it applies to real-life scenarios.

Talent and Performance Management play critical roles in the attraction, development and motivation of the top talent needed for your organization. The challenge of managing performance is a critical factor to organizational success. It is the process of ensuring that what people do at work supports the goals and values of the larger organization and contributes to the overall success of the organization.

Key topics include organizational approaches to performance management and type of appraisal systems and programs; implementing and managing performance management program guides, systems, tools, and training; performance evaluation including planning, ongoing performance management, and writing the actual performance appraisal; linking performance and reward systems; and evaluating approaches and effectiveness.


  • Differentiate Talent vs. Performance Management, the goals of each, and where they fit into an Integrated Talent Management System.
  • Create a performance management process that ensures an organization effectively monitors employee performance and understands its impact on organizational success.
  • Describe how an organization’s core values serve as the foundation to create a culture of performance and employee engagement.
  • Evaluate the importance of ongoing communication, feedback, and coaching.


For individuals pursuing their certificate, this course satisfies one out of the six course program requirements. For HR professionals seeking SHRM recertification, this course earns 24 professional development credits (PDCs).

Course Format: Online, Self-Directed
Schedule: Begin your course on the first Sunday following enrollment.
Tuition: $799
CEUs: 2.4
Registration Opens:


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Anticipate 4-5 hours per week working through the 5-week program.


Discussion posts due on Mondays and all other deliverables due on Saturdays.

Getting Started

Begin your class on the Sunday following paid registration.

Roberta Gordon

Senior Higher Education Advisor for Workday Services for Accenture’s Education and Government Consulting Practice. Ms. Gordon brings more than 20 years of experience working in both higher education and human resources. The majority of her career was spent as the Chief HR Officer at Brown University in Providence, RI. She has also served as the HR Manager at a manufacturing subsidiary of Colgate Palmolive and as the compensation and benefits manager at Women and Infants Hospital. Ms. Gordon holds an MBA from Bryant University.

Roberta Gordon

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