Strategic Talent Mobility Course 

October 28, 2015 
Detroit, MI 

As talent mobility transforms, position yourself for the future.

Hosted by Quicken Loans 

The course will be held at the Detroit, MI Quicken Loans office.  Address is 611 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226.  (The building is also called the "Chase Tower" as Chase leases the bottom couple floors). 

This highly regarded course was introduced in response to the changing strategic nature of talent mobility... and the critical need for HR practitioners and service providers to understand this transformation to best position themselves for the future.

Globalization has resulted in employers competing for talent with the skills to fulfill their organizational strategic objectives.

This competition has given rise to a sharp focus on Talent Management programs designed to ensure that employers are able to recruit, develop, and retain the talent needed for success.  Increasingly, they are recognizing that mobility is a critical strategic component of a well-managed talent management program.

By completing this course, students will:

  • Understand talent mobility in the wider context of talent management.
  • Learn to identify and respond to the key drivers of talent mobility.
  • Comprehend when and how the organization’s business and talent strategies can be accomplished through talent mobility.
  • Assess an organization’s talent needs, including parameters for success metrics.
  • Formulate a talent mobility strategy that is built on the talent needs assessment.
  • Build a compelling business case demonstrating how talent mobility can support an organization’s business strategy.

The course uses real-life case studies to illustrate how leading companies have achieved success by integrating their Talent Mobility practices into their Talent Management planning.

Bonus!  If you already have your GMS® designation, be one of the first to showcase your knowledge of Talent Mobility along with it and be referred to as a GMS-TSM by completing this course!*

*Note: In order to earn your GMS-TSM, you must take all 3 modules of the GMS® program in addition to completing the “GMS-T: Strategic Talent MobilitySM” course.

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Sharon Byrnes is the Director of Talent Mobility Services at Bristol-Myers Squibb and is responsible for the global and US domestic mobility programs.  Prior to joining BMS, Sharon held various international HR positions with Stryker, Merck, Honeywell, Prudential, and ExxonMobil, including 25 years in the expatriate field, with focus on strategic program design, policy design, and program administration.

Sharon holds the GMS-T designation.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (WERC) and was elected to the Executive Board as Vice Chair-Talent Community for 2015. Sharon also recently co-developed the new GMS-T designation and co-facilitates GMS-T training.  At the 2013 GWS, she received ERC's Chairman Award for her work associated with the creation of GMS-T, and received the Distinguished Service Award at the 2014 GWS.  She has previously served on the GWS Program Planning Committee, and has spoken at numerous industry events.  She is the Chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Relocation Council (NJRC), past-President of NJRC, a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC.)   Sharon also holds a New Jersey real estate license.

Sharon holds a B.S. degree in Business Management and an MBA from Seton Hall University.  Sharon is also six-sigma green belt certified.

Mark Frederick, Ph.D., Director, Global Talent Management, is the practice leader for IOR’s consulting services.  Mark works extensively with business executives and talent professionals to develop effective approaches for identifying, engaging and retaining global talent.  Over the past 18 years, he has designed and facilitated talent management solutions for multinational corporations throughout the world.  Mark has broad, global experience working with leaders and employees from over 50 different countries.  He works closely with companies and organizations that are expanding their international operations and forming strategic global partnerships through mergers and acquisitions.  Mark also supports companies with change management, helping them integrate their organizational values and practices globally across their workforce.  Mark’s experience includes coaching executives and leaders, helping them develop a global mindset and building the skills required for success in the global marketplace. He is licensed to deliver and interpret a variety of assessment instruments useful for creating talent pools and developing leaders.   His doctoral degree is in Comparative Literature with an emphasis on Psychology and Cultural Studies.  He is fluent in German, proficient in French, Spanish and Dutch, and has studied Danish and Japanese.