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Conceiving a Talent and Giftedness Management Strategy: Making Room for Gifted Employees by Drawing from Published Experience and Scholarly Derived Models
Roland S. Persson
Jönköping University, School of Education & Communication
Talent Management as a relatively new phenomenon has since it emerged relied little on research and heavily on ideology; above all on American cultural values. It is becoming increasingly clear that there cannot exist any standard model of talent management. Like for management in general, such models have to consider cultural differences and local legislation. A typical American model cannot usually be employed in Europe or in Asia since they are reliant on selecting unique individuals; usually the next generation of leadership making talent management exclusive focussing on single individuals in the organisation. This approach is problematic in both Europe and Asia for cultural and legal reasons. Emerging European models for example tend to be inclusive avoiding a focus on single individuals only. They tend to be based on the idea that everyone in an organisation has the potential to improve, should be given the option of a career structure and should be invested in by further training and education once employed. Research has indeed shown that such investment pays off over time in terms of increased profit. No current such model, however, to my knowledge, be it American, European or Asian, includes the notion of giftedness. Talent as a label is mainly used as a term for improvable human capital. Yet it is still divided into high achievers, low achievers and several stages in between but without knowing much of the social and psychological dynamic following different levels of ability and competence. Gifted education has much to contribute to this field of practice. This workshop, therefore, will endeavour to present principles rather than ready-made and absolute structures. The development of a talent management strategy proposed in this workshop includes giftedness in addition to the many understandings of talent drawing from the literature of published management experience as well as from the wealth of research on giftedness as focussed on in educational and psychological research. The spectacular example of the Google Corporation will be a particularly helpful focus. Although necessarily coloured by its cultural origins, not always in agreement with established research facts, the Google Corporation has nevertheless developed an interesting and promising understanding of highly creative employees well worth considering.


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Welcome to the 16th ICIE conference 2018 on:

Excellence, Innovation, & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education & Psychology

Latest Development in Research & Practices

Paris - France (July 3-6, 2018)

Todd Lubart, Ph.D.                                                                                    Franck Zenasni, Ph.D.

Honorary Chair                                                                                            Conference Chair

Sandra K. Linke,Ph.D.                                                                                Bahaa Zoubi, Ph.D.

ICIE Director, Co-Chair                                                                                 ACIE Director, Co-Chair

Welcome to the ICIE International Conference

The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) is committed to the development of all learners as productive world citizens and leaders for the future. This International Conference will provide a conference programme with the highest calibre of: Nobel Prize winners, keynote speakers, invited speakers, and a large number of scholars and presenters alongside a selection of exhibitors. The ICIE conferences are milestones in the journey towards leadership, creativity and innovation in basic-higher education and psychology.

Conference Aims and Objectives:
Encourage volunteer spirit; Promote excellence and sustain quality; Connecting Communities; Strive for improvement; Evolve responsibly; Meet community expectations of quality; Sustain competitiveness and viability; and Balance innovation with core essentials.

This conference provides you with the opportunity to: 

  • Explore the latest developments in education & psychology in general, and innovation in education in particular;
  • Examine the need for sustainable educational systems;
  • Integrate the latest technology into the education system;
  • Debate the future of education & psychology: What are the challenges ahead?
  • Learn from innovative case studies where educational institutions have taken the initiative;
  • Engage in a series of seminars designed to debate the theory and practice of real improvement in education & psychology; and
  • Participate in pre-conference workshops designed to develop participants' competencies.

Conference Categories:
  • Excellence in Education: Basic & Higher Education;
  • Gifted Education;
  • Creativity & Innovation;
  • Educational Technology;
  • Psychology, including all branches (e.g., applied psychology; cognitive psychology; organizational psychology; developmental psychology; experimental psychology; clinical psychology; educational psychology; cross-cultural psychology; positive psychology; social psychology; comparative psychology);
  • Innovative Learning Environment: standards and curricula, tasks and materials, and communication;
  • Instructors and Teacher: competencies, innovative teaching methods, and staff development;
  • Learner: competencies, individual differences, intervention and development;
  • Programme Development: Examples, planning models and components, implementation and evaluation;
  • Global Education for Peace;
  • Organizational & Social Issues in Education;
  • Integrated Services: guidance and counselling, community services, parenting and caring; and mentorship; and
  • Future Trends: Globalisation and networking, civic education, ethical issues; and building creative climates.

We encourage anyone with an interest in: innovation in education, excellence in education, and gifted education to attend this conference. The participants will include: university academics, psychologists, education policy advisers and managers, business and industry leaders, gifted and talented program coordinators, school heads, graduate students, parents and caretakers.

Registration Fees for International Participants:

  • Early Registration Fees:             €350 (May 25, 2018).
  • Late Registration Fees:              €400 (June 30, 2018).
  • Onsite Registration:                   €450.
  • Conference Workshops:             (Included in the registration fee)

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