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The ABCs of Talent Management: Advantages, Best Practices, and Challenges

In this session, we will discuss recent research and best practices from industry that highlight both the challenges and keys to success associated with effectively managing talent in today’s organizations.


  • Identifying talent (especially ‘high potentials’)
  • Engaging talent
  • Developing talent

Deidra J. Schleicher PhD
Professor of Management and Dean’s Professor
Ivy College of Business
Iowa State University

Schleicher teaches courses on managing human capital to HR students, MBAs, and especially executive audiences. She has been frequently recognized as a distinguished instructor (including receiving the Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award at Texas A&M University in 2016). Her research, teaching, and consulting experiences focus primarily on the areas of performance management, talent management, and employee development, with secondary interests in employee attitudes and engagement. She served as Chair of the Human Resources (HR) Division of the Academy of Management in 2017-2018.

Lunch: Gateway Market boxed lunches will be provided

Parking: We’ll pay for your parking! Just be sure to park in one of these three garages: Fourth & Grand5th & Keo, or 3rd & Court . We’ll provide you with a validation ticket at the event.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to amandas@iastate.edu by Friday, October 5.

Bring your business cards to be entered into a door prize drawing!

For the Iowa State University Academic calendar, visit this link.