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BUS 180 — Creating a Talent Advantage: Building People-Centric Organizations

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): Erica Santoni
Duration: 6 weeks
Format/Location: Live Online
Date(s): Jul 24—Aug 28
Class Recording Available: Yes
Class Meeting Day: Wednesdays
 
Class Meeting Time: 6:00—7:50 pm (PT)
Tuition: $525
   
Refund Deadline: Jul 26
 
Unit(s): 1
   
Enrollment Limit: 40
  
Status: Open
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Wednesdays
Duration: 6 weeks
Time: 6:00—7:50 pm (PT)
Date(s): Jul 24—Aug 28
Unit(s): 1
Format/Location: Live Online
 
Tuition: $525
 
Refund Deadline: Jul 26
 
Instructor(s): Erica Santoni
 
Enrollment Limit: 40
 
Recording Available: Yes
 
Status: Open
 
The confluence of shifting marketplace conditions, the intensifying war for talent, and advances in AI have thrown top-down talent management practices into question. Every business leader must now master the art of change, both for themselves and in support of their teams. Organizations are no longer fixed; they are more like organisms, alive and continually evolving. Leaders who can listen and cater to the evolving needs and aspirations of their employees, while navigating the shifting marketplace dynamics, will emerge as winners. This course will teach students how to create a modern approach to talent management using three learning objectives:

  • Learn how to build the key pillars of the HR function and evolve them over time.
  • Gain practical experience creating effective strategies for talent acquisition, total rewards, performance management, talent development, people analytics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Develop robust, bottom-up talent management strategies and tools for managing ongoing change in times of economic growth and retraction.
The course will feature conversations with industry leaders, real-world case studies, assignments, and online discussions. Students will come away from this course knowing how to create and evolve their own talent management strategies, including the practical tools to apply to their organizations. Designed for anyone interested in creating people-centric teams and organizations, students will leave the course with a clear understanding of talent management’s critical role in driving business success and the skills and tools necessary to create high-performing, engaged, and motivated teams.

ERICA SANTONI
Leadership Coach; Former Senior People Leader, ZipRecruiter and Intuit

Erica Santoni is a leadership coach and a former senior people leader in the tech industry. She has held multiple human resources roles across people strategy, people analytics, talent management, future of work, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her past career as a consultant, she focused on organizational transformations and human resources strategy. She received an MBA from Harvard with a focus on leadership and human capital management.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.