Advancing Talent Development

Book description

Talent development is key to organizations keeping pace with the rapidly changing social and technological developments of today’s workplace. Companies are calling for talent that possesses a mastery of discipline and systems, combined with an ability to handle cross-functional, multicultural teams, projects, and assignments. Colleges and universities face challenges in preparing students across all the competency dimensions employers demand.

The T-model configures academic and professional development in a way that allows institutions to provide students with a solid foundation, one built through rich academic and co-curricular experiences that allow them to grow and adapt to the evolving workplace. The T-model comprises five key elements: mastery of academic discipline, system understanding (systems thinking), boundary spanning competencies, interdisciplinary understanding, and a strong sense of self (the ME of the T). In this volume, readers are introduced to the dynamics of the workplace that generate the need for T-professionals, followed by discussion of each of the five key elements of the T-model. Readers are then introduced to and shown how representatives from different segments of higher education infuse the T-model across the curriculum. The book’s final section offers insights from industry professionals on the necessity to grow as a T, once a new graduate enters the workforce.

Table of contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction: Grasping the Foundations for Understanding the T-professional Model Philip Gardner, and James Spohrer
  3. Part I
  4. Chapter 1 Disciplinary, Deep Disciplinary, and Interdisciplinary Knowledge: The Stem of the T
  5. Douglas W. Estry
  6. Chapter 2 Deep Systems Knowledge Brings System Thinking
  7. Philip Gardner and Heather Maietta
  8. Chapter 3 Boundary Spanning and Performance: Applying Skills and Abilities Across Work Contexts
  9. Patricia M. Rowe and Maureen T. B. Drysdale
  10. Chapter 4 The ME
  11. Marc Hunsaker and Jennifer Rivera
  12. Part II
  13. Chapter 5 Hope is Not a Strategy: On the Need to Design for T-outcomes
  14. Jeffrey T. Grabill
  15. Chapter 6 Academic and Student Affairs Together: Breaking Organizational Silos
  16. Marianna Savoca and Kelley D. Bishop
  17. Chapter 7 Spartan-Ready at the University of Tampa
  18. Tim Harding and Stephanie Russell Krebs
  19. Chapter 8 Driving Purpose
  20. Marcus Sanderlin
  21. Chapter 9 The Role of Work-Integrated Learning in Developing T-graduates
  22. Andrew J. Martin and Malcolm Rees
  23. Chapter 10 Creating and Engaging T-engineers Inside and Outside of the Classroom
  24. Denise Simmons
  25. Chapter 11 The HEROIC Narrative Assessment System: Helping Undergrads Navigate Transitions
  26. Rich Feller and Mark Franklin
  27. Part III
  28. Chapter 12 Internships and Mentoring: The Keys to Sustaining a Healthy Talent Pipeline
  29. Margaret Archer
  30. Chapter 13 IBM: Being Essential, Transforming, and Getting Your Skills On
  31. Jana Jenkins
  32. Chapter 14 The T-leader
  33. Duncan Ferguson
  34. Chapter 15 Adapting the T for the Needs of Generation Z
  35. Richard Hopkins, FIET
  36. Conclusion Stretching Toward the Future
  37. Doug Estry, Philip Gardner, and Jim Spohrer
  38. About the Authors
  39. Index

Product information

  • Title: Advancing Talent Development
  • Author(s): Philip Gardner, Heather N. Maietta
  • Release date: January 2020
  • Publisher(s): Business Expert Press
  • ISBN: 9781951527075