A $299 Monthly Subscription per participant provides access to all 22 Talent Review-Succession E-Learning Courses (each course averages 30 minutes), plus all downloadable handouts, and a 1-hour virtual consulting session with Doris Sims Spies, author of The Talent Review Meeting Facilitator's Guide and The 30-Minute Guide to Talent and Succession Management.
6-Month or Annual Subscription
$695 for a six-month subscription or $895 for an annual subscription (best value!) per student provides access to all courses and benefits included in a Monthly Subscription.
Additionally, annual subscribers will receive two of Doris' books: The Talent Review Meeting Facilitator's Guide and The 30-Minute Guide to Talent and Succession Management...a $75 value at no additional charge!
If you have three or more HR team members in your organization who would like to participate in these e-learning courses, and/or if you would like to use any of the courses or videos to train business leaders, click on the CONTACT US link in the top Menu Bar of this web site to describe your needs and to receive discounted enterprise pricing for multiple course participants.
Talent Benchstrength Course Subscription OptionsBundle
Select a monthly, 6-month or a 12-month subscription to 22 Talent Benchstrength Courses and 11 downloadable handouts; annual subscribes also receive two talent-succession books. Includes 3-day free trial to first course.
$299 / month with 3 day free trial
Meet Your Instructor and Get Started!Course
This free course will introduce you to your instructor, Doris Sims Spies, and to the assets available to you as a member of the Talent Benchstrength E-Learning Platform.
What is a Talent Benchstrength Strategy?Course
This 30-minute course will introduce you to the practical concept and the benefits of an effective talent benchstrength strategy for your organization.
$299 / month with 3 day free trial
Explaining the Business Value of a Talent Benchstrength Strategy (or, Metrics Can Be Fun!)Course
This 30-minute course provides business analogies you can use to explain the business value of a talent benchstrength strategy, and baseline metrics to gather. A "Taking Your Talent Temperature" downloadable handout is included in this course.
Successors, High Potentials, High Performers...Oh My!Course
Whether you are new to Talent Benchstrength, or you are experienced, it is critical to align on our talent terms, which the topic of this 30-minute course. This will also give you new ways to explain these terms to managers.
Qualified and Future-Gap SuccessorsCourse
In this lesson, we will discuss new (and more accurate) ways to identify and to develop internal successor candidates who are traditionally referred to as Ready Now or Ready 1-2 Years Successors.
Talent Pools, Emergency Succession, Key Experts and Critical PositionsCourse
In this 30-minute course, we will discuss the additional talent concepts identifying candidates for Talent Pools and Emergency Succession Plans. Also, we will review definitions and the differences between Key Experts and Critical Positions.
Talent Review Meetings: An OverviewCourse
In this 30-minute course, we will discuss the purpose of Talent Review meeting and typical agenda items for the meeting, as well as Ground Rules for the meeting. This lesson includes downloadable handouts.
Project Step 1-2: Creating or Updating Goals and MetricsCourse
In this 30-minute course, we will review the 10-step process for implementing or enhancing a Talent Benchstrength strategy, and review examples of talent goals and metrics you can use to demonstrate business results for your talent strategy.
Project Step 3: Roles and ResponsibilitiesCourse
In this 30-minute course, we will discuss the leadership responsibilities for the Talent Benchstrength strategy, as well as the need for a project team and a Talent Council. Roles and responsibilities for team members are explained.
Project Step 4: Reviewing Talent Culture and Career Movement PoliciesCourse
In this 30-minute course, learn how your internal career movement policies should be reviewed to ensure they will support your Talent Benchstrength goals, and how your culture can be shaped by Talent Review Meeting decisions.
Project Step 5: Succession Strategy and DecisionsCourse
This session will cover the decisions to make regarding your succession strategy, such as scope, data management and preparation.
Project Step 6: High Potential DecisionsCourse
In this course, we will discuss ideas for High Potential selection criteria and process, and the decisions you will need to make if you decide to implement (or enhance) a High Potential leadership development program.
Project Step 7: Talent Tools, Including the 9-Box and Talent ProfileCourse
This course covers the most common tools used in the Talent Review Meeting preparation and discussion processes, including the Talent Profile and the 9-Box Guide, as well as draft succession plans and a career discussion template.
Project Step 8: Communications and Talent Review PreparationCourse
This course discusses the importance of a communication plan for each audience, to increase both trust and effectiveness of the Talent Review Meetings. This course also provides advice to help prepare the HR team and the managers for the meetings.
SIX 30-MINUTE OVERVIEW COURSES: Six 30-minute courses covering the concepts of talent review meetings, succession planning, key expert programs, critical positions and high potentials, as well as baseline metrics to gather now. This course bundle is HRCI and SHRM Pre-Approved for 3 re-certification hours.
NINE 30-MINUTE PROJECT PLANNING COURSES: Nine 30-minute courses taking you step-by-step through the planning and preparation phases of the talent review meeting process. Multiple downloadable handouts are included with these courses. This course bundle is HRCI and SHRM Pre-Approved for a total of 4.5 re-certification hours.
SIX 30-MINUTE TALENT REVIEW MEETING FACILITATION COURSES: Six 30-minute courses focusing on tips and techniques for scheduling, planning, and facilitating effective Talent Reviews. Additionally, post Talent Review action plans are discussed, along with ideas to increase the follow-through of the development action plans for successors and top talent. This course bundle also includes a Mock Talent Review Meeting Role Play, and the course bundle is HRCI and SHRM Pre-Approved for 3 re-certification hours.
DOWNLOADABLE HANDOUTS: Eleven downloadable handouts and templates are included with several courses for you to use on the job!
Talent Benchstrength Solutions, LLC is also a recognized provider of SHRM recertification credits. The Talent Benchstrength Overview Course Bundle is valid for 3 PDCs, the Project Planning course bundle is valid for 4.5 PDCs and the Talent Review Meeting Facilitation course bundle is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Students must be paid subscribers to receive HRCI or SHRM ongoing educational credits.
Learners must complete each course in a bundle before requesting educational hours by contacting course creator Doris Spies at email@example.com. Credit for the completion of individual courses is not permitted.
I am the author of multiple books such as: The Talent Review Meeting Facilitator's Guide, The 30-Minute Guide to Talent and Succession Management and Creative Onboarding Programs, and my ideas have been published in other books and periodicals such as Chief Talent Development Officer Magazine, ATD Magazine, and The Talent Management Handbook.
I am an HRCI Approved Provider and certified as an SPHR, with a Master's Degree in Human Resource Development from ISU.
I've facilitated my live 2-day Talent Review-Succession Workshop for more than 10 years in the USA, China, South America and Europe, and I'm pleased to now offer this content to you in an e-learning format!
The most common word that my clients use to describe my talent benchstrength content is: PRACTICAL!
We have several people in our organization who would like to take these e-learning courses; can we obtain a group or organizational discount?
Yes, a discounted Enterprise option is available for groups! Please contact instructor Doris Spies at firstname.lastname@example.org (or scroll down to complete the CONTACT US form) for information about an Enterprise option. The Enterprise option will also enable you to use video content from these courses for business leaders, to prepare them for talent review meetings.
How much time will it take me to complete these courses?
On average, each course is designed to complete in approximately 30 minutes. Therefore, the Overview Courses include 3 hours of online course content, the Project Planning courses include 4.5 hours of online course content, and the Facilitation and Follow-Through courses include 3 hours of online course content.
If I need to stop a course before I've finished, will it resume where I left off when I return to the course?
Yes, every course "remembers" where you left off. When you return to that course, you can choose to resume at that point.
Can I obtain HRCI and/or SHRM ongoing educational credit hours for completing courses?
Talent Benchstrength Solutions, LLC is proud to be an HRCI Pre-Approved Provider and a SHRM Pre-Approved Provider. General ongoing educational HRCI and/or SHRM credit hours are available for each course GROUP.
Upon completion of the six Talent Benchstrength Overview courses, including all exams, participants can request a certificate for 3 educational hours. The Project Planning courses group are pre-approved for 4.5 general hours, and the Talent Review Meeting Facilitation course group is pre-approved for 3 hours. In total, participants can obtain a total of 10.5 ongoing educational general hours for completing all course groups.
Participants must complete all courses and exams in each group to be eligible for an HRCI completion certificate partial credit for completing individual courses is not available, because the courses are 30 minutes in length, which is not eligible for HRCI or SHRM ongoing educational credit. Each person who requests HRCI and/or SHRM ongoing educational hours must be an individual paid subscriber under either a monthly, 6-month, annual or enterprise paid subscription.
Are these courses available in any country or time zone in the world?
Yes, students can access their courses on a 24/7 basis and are available in any country. The standard language of the courses is English. In your account settings, you can change the language for web site information but the course videos and content will be in English.
If I start off with a monthly subscription but then I decide to purchase an annual subscription, can I apply what I've paid towards a monthly subscription to the annual subscription rate?
If you decide to upgrade to the annual subscription from a monthly subscription, your current monthly fee will be refunded on a prorated basis, and your new annual subscription will begin. Because the annual subscription is so significantly discounted, any previous monthly subscription amounts already paid will not be applied to your annual subscription.
Can I purchase courses individually? Can I be invoiced for payment rather than paying with a credit or debit card?
No individual pricing is provided for the courses. However, if you would like to access a specific course on an Enterprise basis (i.e. you would like all business leaders or all HR team members to complete a specific e-learning course offered on this platform), please click the CONTACT US link in the top Menu Bar of this website to explain your specific need, and a solution will be provided for you. Invoicing solutions could also be arranged if necessary; click on the CONTACT US link on the top menu bar to request this option.
If you would prefer to be invoiced for your subscription (rather than paying through credit card through this website) contact email@example.com. Once payment through invoicing is received, the student will have access to all courses and all benefits associated with this course platform.
If I subscribe to this e-learning platform and I want to cancel my subscription, what are my options?
If you have a subscription and you wish to cancel, your current subscription period (the remaining month, 6-month or annual subscription period) will continue to provide access to the courses for you through that remaining time period you have already paid for, and then your subscription will not be renewed for the following subscription period.
As with any type of online subscription, note that each type of subscription (monthly, six-month and annual subscriptions) will auto-renew at the end of the subscription period. It is the responsibility of the subscriber to track the end of their subscription period and to cancel their subscription in their Profile/Billing settings prior to the end of the subscription period to avoid an auto-renewal of the same subscription period.
Will my subscription automatically start after my 3 free trial days? Also, if I have more questions or issues to discuss...who do I contact?
Yes, after you access the free course (Talent Benchstrength Overview) on this platform, the subscription option you chose will automatically start and your subscription payment will be processed.
Contact course instructor Doris Sims Spies at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the CONTACT US form below to submit your question, your feedback and/or your concerns.