About this Course
39,107 recent views

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...


Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified)

Skills you will gain

OnboardingTalent ManagementCoachingRecruitment

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...


Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete

The Talent Pipeline

8 videos (Total 76 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
01.02 - Strategy First and HR Planning14m
01.03 - Recruitment and Your Recruitment Brand8m
01.04 - Recruiting Methods8m
01.05 - Selection17m
01.06 - Selecting Talent at Menlo Innovations1m
01.07 - Onboarding11m
01.08 - Onboarding at Menlo Innovations3m
4 readings
Help us learn more about you!10m
Introduction to Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations2m
Notice for Auditing Learners: Assignment Submission10m
Unit Lecture Slides
3 practice exercises
Describe Your Brand6m
Recruiting Methods Video2m
The Talent Pipeline20m
4 hours to complete

Managing Performance Evaluation and Feedback

11 videos (Total 74 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
02.02 - Measuring Results and Behaviors10m
02.03 - Implications of Performance Measurement Systems4m
02.04 - Jeff Brodsky on Forced Distributions3m
02.05 - Rich Sheridan on Forced Distributions1m
02.06 - 360 Degree Feedback7m
02.07 - Using 360 Degree Feedback8m
02.08 - Receiving and Seeking Developmental Feedback5m
02.09 - Rater Errors9m
02.10 - Stereotypes in Performance Evaluations9m
02.11 - Recap2m
2 readings
Introduction to Jeff Brodsky, Chief Human Resources Officer at Morgan Stanley2m
Unit Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Managing Performance Evaluation and Feedback20m
3 hours to complete

Developing and Coaching Your People

16 videos (Total 116 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
16 videos
03.02 - The Business Case for Developing Talent10m
03.03 - Assessing Key Drivers of Performance9m
03.04 - Assessing Strengths or Weaknesses?9m
03.05 - 5 Questions to Help Create "Stretch" Experiences8m
03.06 - Using Stretch Assignments to Develop People2m
03.07 - Mindful Engagement as a Tool to Prepare for "Stretch" Experiences12m
03.08 - Mindful Engagement During the "Stretch" Experience8m
03.09 - Developing Talent Through Stretch Experiences1m
03.10 - Helping Build a Personal Board of Directors8m
03.11 - The Importance of Mentors and Sponsors1m
03.12 - The Power of Structured Reflection to Drive Learning10m
03.13 - Why You Must Be a Good Coach3m
03.14 - 6 Steps to Effective Coaching11m
03.15 - 7 Great Coaching Questions8m
03.16 - Recap: Developing and Coaching Your People4m
5 readings
Getting the Most Out of 70-20-104m
Make Time for Growth Assignments in Your Daily Work7m
5 Steps to Integrating Coaching into Your Talent Management Strategy6m
[Optional] Experience-Driven Leader Development
Unit Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Developing and Coaching Your People20m
4 hours to complete

Creating and Building a Robust Talent Pipeline

7 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
04.02 - A3E2 Model5m
04.03 - Talent Management7m
04.04 - Preparing a Plan for Every Person11m
04.05 - Talent Engagement8m
04.06 - Human Capital Systems and Succession Planning10m
04.07 - People are Everything4m
4 readings
Talent Level Worksheets5m
Planning for Your Talent10m
Unit Lecture Slides
Post-course Survey10m
2 practice exercises
A3E2 Model Stories2m
Creating and Building a Robust Talent Pipeline20m
169 ReviewsChevron Right


started a new career after completing these courses


got a tangible career benefit from this course


got a pay increase or promotion

Top reviews from Managing Talent

By MBMay 12th 2017

Great lectures, important thinks pointed out. Not always is clear how important is taking care of employees. Without good HR management, whole business can struggle and not grow as could.

By LROct 15th 2017

Very useful, especially as I became recently a people-manager. It gives you the "ingredients" and lots of theory, but in a way that is applicable, to try and get the best out of people



Scott DeRue, Ph.D.

Edward J. Frey Dean at the Ross School of Business
Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business

Maxim Sytch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business

Cheri Alexander

Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director Corporate Learning
Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

About the Leading People and Teams Specialization

In this specialization, you will learn essential leadership skills, including how to inspire and motivate individuals, manage talent, influence without authority, and lead teams. In this specialization, you will not only learn from Michigan faculty. You will also learn directly from exceptional leaders including Jeff Brodsky, Global Head of HR for Morgan Stanley, and John Beilein, Head Coach of the University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team. We will share with you our research on how to lead people and teams effectively, and work with you to apply these insights to your own teams and leadership. In every course, you will have an opportunity to apply new leadership skills by working through a series of practical leadership assignments. In addition, the capstone will enable you to work on live leadership challenges faced by senior leaders from premier Fortune 500 firms and receive their feedback on your ideas and solutions. Top students completing the Specialization will be eligible to receive one or more of the following: office hours with your faculty, one credit toward Michigan Ross’ Distinguished Leader certificate, a waived application fee to Michigan Ross graduate programs, or a LinkedIn recommendation/endorsement by Ross faculty....
Leading People and Teams

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.