The Talent Development Centre as an integrated positive psychological leadership development and talent analytics framework

Frederick Wilhelm Stander*, Llewellyn Ellardus van Zyl

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to explore the value of an integrated Talent Development Centre (TDC) approach as a dynamic, hybrid, positive psychological leadership development and talent analytics framework within organizations. Specifically, the chapter aims to explore the modern idea of the TDC, its theoretical underpinnings and its practical and procedural application to meet the development demands of inter-connected-, dynamic- and digital organisations. The chapter is structured through three core components: Firstly, an overview is provided on the evolution of the TDC as a hybrid assessment and development centre. The purpose-, function-, and differentiation between assessment—and development centres are presented. Secondly, an argument is made for the adoption of a developmental and learning orientation towards TDC’s—supporting a positive organisational intervention approach while expanding on the theoretical premise of competency-based learning and assessment design. Thirdly, key principles for the successful implementation of a contemporary TDC is put forward; responsive to the demands of a dynamic and expansive work context driven by a number of emerging trends. Recommendations are provided pertaining to the role of TDC’s in integrated succession planning, leader readiness, talent calibration and intervention mapping on both individual—and group level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive psychological intervention design and protocols for multi-cultural contexts
EditorsLlewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl, Sebastiaan Rothmann
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages33-56
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20020-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20019-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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