Talent and Performance Management

A comprehensive overview of the performance management process and how it applies to real-life scenarios.
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Talent and Performance Management play critical roles in the attraction, development and motivation of the top talent needed for your organization. The challenge of managing performance is a critical factor to organizational success. It is the process of ensuring that what people do at work supports the goals and values of the larger organization and contributes to the overall success of the organization.

Key topics include organizational approaches to performance management and type of appraisal systems and programs; implementing and managing performance management program guides, systems, tools, and training; performance evaluation including planning, ongoing performance management, and writing the actual performance appraisal; linking performance and reward systems; and evaluating approaches and effectiveness.


  • Differentiate Talent vs. Performance Management, the goals of each, and where they fit into an Integrated Talent Management System.
  • Create a performance management process that ensures an organization effectively monitors employee performance and understands its impact on organizational success.
  • Describe how an organization’s core values serve as the foundation to create a culture of performance and employee engagement.
  • Evaluate the importance of ongoing communication, feedback, and coaching.


For individuals pursuing their certificate, this course satisfies one out of the six course program requirements. For HR professionals seeking SHRM recertification, this course earns 24 professional development credits (PDCs).

Course Format: Online, Self-Directed
Schedule: Begin your course on the first Sunday following enrollment.
Tuition: $799

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Anticipate 4-5 hours per week working through the 5-week program.


Discussion posts due on Mondays and all other deliverables due on Saturdays.

Getting Started

Begin your class on the Sunday following paid registration.

Roberta Gordon

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Roberta Gordon

Senior Higher Education Advisor for Workday Services for Accenture’s Education and Government Consulting Practice. Ms. Gordon brings more than 20 years of experience working in both higher education and human resources. The majority of her career was spent as the Chief HR Officer at Brown University in Providence, RI. She has also served as the HR Manager at a manufacturing subsidiary of Colgate Palmolive and as the compensation and benefits manager at Women and Infants Hospital. Ms. Gordon holds an MBA from Bryant University.

“Strategies for Success” is a one-week module that will familiarize you with our online learning system, to ensure when you begin your certificate program you are ready to learn and fully participate. Required for all first time Self-Paced Bryant University certificate learners.

EDC Badge - SHRMEDC Badge - SHRM ProviderBryant University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP™ or SHRM-SCP™.

Bryant University's Executive Development Center is a SHRM preferred provider. All of our Human Resource Management classes are approved for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification credits. This program has been approved for recertification credit hours through SHRM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org.

HRCI 2022 badgeBryant University Human Resources Management courses are approved for recertification credits by the Human Resource Certification Institute. The use of these seals is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. Please visit the HRCI website at https://www.hrci.org