Strategies for Acquiring and Retaining Talent

Content Contributor: Cathie Cowie and Rhonda Kline, Owners/Principals, Alston-Kline, Inc.

Facilitator: Joelle Peelgren, Founder/Principal, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates

Category: People Management & Care

Last Day to Register: June 12, 2017

Module Start Date: June 19, 2017

Learning Objectives

  • Greater understanding on how to build HR organizational competency in talent acquisition and retention strategies
  • Knowledge in cutting edge approaches to talent sourcing, leading to creation of deep and wide talent pools in the changing labor market
  • A clarified understanding of the talent acquisition lifecycle process
  • Insights in how to leverage a total compensation philosophy and reward system to encourage people to engage and thrive
  • Greater confidence in communicating to new employees their lifetime value and mutual responsibility to continued intentional growth and development

Module Overview

This module will equip you to strategically acquire and retain the talented people your nonprofit organization needs. It will help you to develop and maintain a defined talent acquisition lifecycle process. It will explore talent sourcing in today’s dramatically changing labor market, and how to recruit across generations and disciplinary backgrounds. Planning well is critical, and this module explores target planning that employs an aligned biblical framework for talent acquisition and targeting. It also examines critical HR issues like rewards, incentives and the importance of shared cultural values, as they are vital supports to employee performance and retention. Ultimately, a strong talent acquisition and retention program should result in high performance and continuous improvement throughout the organization.

Requirements for Receiving Credit

Credit for the module will be determined on the following criteria:

  1. Successful completion and submission of five Reflection assignments demonstrating that the participant has read required resources and reviewed the presentation content
  2. Engage in all the topic forum discussions for all five sessions.

Required Textbooks

  1. Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change”, John W. Boudreau & Ravin Jesuthasan with Towers Watson. Jossey-Bass, 2011. Chapter 2, page 27-47.
  2. Successful Onboarding: A Strategy To Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organization”. Chapter 2 “The State of the Art: Essentials of Strategic Onboarding” & Chapter 3 “Teaching Culture So That Our New Hires “Get It”. ©Kaiser Associates 2010 Mark A. Stein & Lilith Christiansen.

Facilitator Bio

Joelle Peelgren, Founder/Principal, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates

Joelle Peelgren, Founder/Principal, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates

Joelle Peelgren’s entire professional career has been dedicated to faith-based, not-for-profit organizations, serving 16 years with World Vision US and 16 years with English Language Institute/China. While her original intent was to pursue a teaching background, having earned her bachelor’s degree in English and secondary teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA), a “summer job” at World Vision grew into what has proven to be an exciting, passion-filled career for her. At World Vision, her responsibilities grew to encompass a large group of corporate services to serve the changing needs of this organization. When the decision was made to relocate the US offices, she was focused on the outplacement of the non-relocating employees and in development of transition plans for her services. Following her years with WVUS, she began at English Language Institute/China with responsibilities for a variety of service departments including human resources, teacher communications, and various office support services, serving 1000 teachers and staff annually. Her Masters work in Human Resource Leadership and Organizational Development from Azusa Pacific University has provided Joelle with a strong understanding – both operationally and theoretically – in areas of organizational development, adult learning, and human resources. DeGenaro Peelgren Associates: Seven years ago, Jim and Joelle co-founded DeGenaro Peelgren Associates to provide consulting services to organizations – small and large – in the areas of organizational development, technology assessment and management, change management, interim executive positions, and human resources. In addition, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates provides an avenue for their motivational presentations and writings, including their originally-scripted presentation, “Stories from the Kitchen Table."