Talent Academy

A micro-MBA for HR professionals. Internationally - accredited Program for Human Resources & Talent Specialists, Executives, and Managers.
Cluj Napoca
 iulie 2021
Hotel Sunny Hill Cluj Napoca - Covered and heated Outdoor Terrace
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Main beneficiaries of this programme

This program would benefit especially HR professionals and Talent Managers, but it is extraordinarily practical and useful for all entrepreneurs and business managers. Talent Academy is an internationally accredited program, which delivers global standards of quality to its participants.

The Talent Academy program has two levels (Foundation and Advanced), each including six modules. This is the Advanced-level program, but we have a Foundation-level program as well.

After completing every level of the program, participants will be granted an international Talent Management certification issued by the University of Suffolk, United Kingdom. The Certification is issued separately, for each entire program of six modules: Advanced, respectively Foundation. Students can follow both programs and get both Certifications.

The concept

Talent Academy is an internationally-accredited program that delivers global standards of quality to its participants. Designed to be both intellectually rigorous and immediately practical, the modular format of this program minimizes impact upon working time, whilst maximizing job relevance. Modules may be taken individually as stand-alone learning.

However, the connection between modules ensures that learning across the program is both logical land interconnected. The use of case studies, experiential tools, and group interactions are central to ensure that learning is interactive and impactful.

Every module will have a one-day length and will be delivered in Cluj-Napoca, one per month, based on a calendar that will be decided together with the participants. The courses will be delivered in face-2-face meetings, in safe and comfortable conditions. At the end of the program, to get the certification, the participants will present a project on how the learning will e practically applied in their own work and organizations.

Course structure


The structure of Talent Academy – Advanced Level:

The Talent Academy program offers two levels of learning:

Level one – Foundation is designed for less experienced employees (students, juniors, or Mid-specialists) and provides a solid foundation, from which to deliver coherent operational outcomes.

Level two – Advanced is designed for more experienced employees (Mid- or Senior-level specialists, HR managers) to be able to make a more strategic contribution to the organization.


This is the Level Two: Advanced – level program, with the following structure:

Module 1: July 1st, 2021, Hotel Sunny Hill Cluj-Napoca, Outdoor terrace

Strategic HR Management – Compares the three major models of the HR strategy.

Module 2: July 21st, 2021, Hotel Sunny Hill Cluj-Napoca, Outdoor terrace

Performance Management: From onboarding to succession planning, via coaching. How to deliver excellence.

Module 3: September 22nd, 2021, Hotel Sunny Hill Cluj-Napoca, Outdoor terrace

Employer Branding: Explores what works and what does not in different cultural and organizational contexts.

Module 4: October 20th, 2021, Hotel Sunny Hill Cluj-Napoca, Outdoor terrace

Motivation & Personality: Explores people`s motivational needs, what motivates people to deliver excellence, theories of personality, how they affect results & may be measured.

Module 5: November 17th, 2021, Hotel Sunny Hill Cluj-Napoca, Indoors training room

Management & Leadership: Examines theories of leadership and their relationship to structure, culture, personality, etc.

Module 6: December 15th, 2021, Hotel Sunny Hill Cluj-Napoca, Indoors training room

High-Performance Management: A practical, theoretical & ethical examination of contemporary high-performance models.

Note: For modules 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, the participants to the Program, together with the Tutor, will be able to change the modules’ order and the delivery schedule, according to the group preferences and calendar. The location of the courses could be changed as well by a decision of all the participants, depending on the situation related to the sanitary restrictions. Of course, the new location will still be in Cluj-Napoca.

The program for all six modules will include coffee breaks and relaxation moments. The lunch break lasts 90 minutes, lunch is not included in the course price.

Date, location and format

Interactive and practical workshop lasting one day, Thursday, July 1st 2021, between 09.00 – 18.00, on the covered and heated terrace of the Sunny Hill Hotel – 31A Făgetului Street, Cluj-Napoca. The space for the course is rented exclusively for this event, a maximum total of 20 people will participate in this program.

Participation cost

Cost of participation: Early booking: 1800 Euro + VAT (The price is for the entire program, Advanced level – all 6 modules; The early booking fee is available till June 30th, 2021. The cost of one module is 350 euro + VAT, but modules must be taken altogether to benefit from the certification).

After the Early booking interval (starting July 2021), the cost of the program will be 2200 euro + VAT (or 400 euro + VAT for each module).

You can pre-book a seat in this program by completing the form below. Every student seat in this program is booked and confirmed after the payment of the total participation cost.

This is the total cost for the entire program and includes water, coffee, tea, snacks, teaching materials, and supplies. The organizer is an SRL company and issues an invoice (with VAT). The payment schedule for the cost of the program will be discussed by the organizers with each student.

The advance paid for the booking and/or the participation cost already paid will be returned in a proportion of 100% if the program is canceled. Reserved seats are transferable, participants can be replaced at any time before the start of the program.


The SPOR School, together with Connect CEE and the University of Suffolk will grant one full scholarship, providing free access to the program, for students, teachers, or professionals who are not able to pay the course fee. It is possible for the organizers to decide to offer two partial scholarships (50%) instead of one full scholarship, depending on the applications.

To apply for the scholarship: send a CV and a short letter of motivation to info@scoalaspor.ro by 1st of June 2021, mentioning the course, the city, and the date of the course at which you apply for the scholarship.

Photo / video recordings

The event will be filmed (partially) and photographed, and the resulting materials will be used for the production of promotional materials, media presentations, and for the multimedia archive of the SPOR School. Participants will express their written consent to this, in accordance with the GDPR.

Sanitary preventive measures

The courses take place outdoors, on a fully covered terrace, and the number of participants in the course is a maximum of 20 people. Participants will be placed at a distance of at least two meters from each other, and the trainer will be at a distance of at least 3 meters from any participant, according to the requirements of the legislation specific to the pandemic period. If necessary, the trainer will have a microphone and sound system.

All interactions within the program will avoid physical contact between participants and will respect the distances and safety conditions established by the authorities. All food and refreshments offered will be individually packaged and consumed. The course space has a dedicated bathroom and at least two exclusive access roads. On the days of the courses, the course space is reserved exclusively for this course, no other event is scheduled at that location. Participants and organizers will strictly follow all the rules of health security and the limitation of interactions that are in force on the date of the event.


The journey from Cluj to Hotel Sunny Hill takes about 15-20 minutes and can be done in two ways: from Calea Turzii from the roundabout, on Făgetului Street or from Mănăștur, from the end of the tram line, up on Drumul Sfântul John. Sunny Hill Hotel has its own car park, participants can park in the hotel courtyard.

Special legal conditions

In the unlikely conditions in which the authorities will prohibit or restrict the conduct of the event at the specified date, times and location, the event will be rescheduled with priority, in physical format. If it is not possible to organize the course in physical format, the course will be delivered online, in a series of seven online meetings lasting 2 hours each, scheduled on days and times agreed with the students. All online sessions will be video-audio recorded and will be made available to participants. The event is cancelled only in exceptional conditions (explicit legal prohibition or long-term unavailability of the course holder).

Other relevant information

Note: for those interested in the FOUNDATION-LEVEL program:

The Talent Academy – Foundation Level program which will be launched soon, and includes:

Module 1: Models for Managing People: Explores the tensions and contradictions that lie at the heart of managing people.

Module 2: Recruitment and Selection: A highly practical overview of the key steps and options in the recruitment process.

Module 3: Compensation and Benefits: Covers the legal, theoretical & practical issues involved in HR Administration in Romania.

Module 4: Human Resource Development: Explores how Learning & Development, performance management, coaching, etc. can deliver superior outcomes.

Module 5: The Legal & Psychological Contract: Legal issues in employment contracts and the variety of ways that employee relationships function and become dysfunctional.

Module 6: Organisational Structure & Culture: Examines relationships between organisational structures & cultures as drivers of behaviour.

You can pre-register for the Foundation-level program, by using this link in our Programs section, or by sending us an e-mail at info@scoalaspor.ro. Please mention in the subject that you are interested in the Talent Academy – Foundation level program. Thank you.

What you need to know
Euro + TVA
  • Early booking: 1800 Euro + VAT. Cost for all six modules of the program. Full price: 2200 euro + VAT.
  • Minimum 12 students, maximum 20 students.
  • The content of the course and materials offered is in English, participants must be able to learn English at minimum B1 level.
  • Detalii suplimentare: solicitați prin e-mail la info@scoalaspor.ro.
Who delivers this course

Talent Academy

Professor Andrew Taylor has twenty-three years of business experience across Europe, N. America & Asia, as a head-hunter, management consultant, interim HR Director, learning facilitator, and business school lecturer (the University of Hull, University of Staffordshire). He has a Ph.D. from the University of Cardiff, Wales.

Andrew has worked for a wide range of multinational clients such as Coca-Cola, Holcim, AIG, PwC, GSK, Deloitte, Orange, Volksbank, ING, Vodafone, and many more. He is the founder of Connect CEE (business consulting and education),  Endike Associates (executive search), and Transilvania Executive Education (the Executive MBA program of Hull University Business School in Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Andrew has also written for current affairs magazines & academic journals. in 2013 published his first book (”Taking Care of Business: Innovation, Ethics & Sustainability”), and in June 2019 launched his latest book (”People Place & Global Order: Foundations of a Networked Political Economy” – Routledge Publishing), about how the convergence of technology & globalization is changing the management of people and political economies. His new book ”Leadership For a Green World” will be published as well by Routledge in 2021.

An accomplished public speaker, Andrew is skilled at working with an audience to ensure that events are exciting, fun, and deliver real learning value. Whilst his training as a researcher allows him to quickly identify the key trends that are affecting organizational success. A natural leader, Andrew Taylor is able to mobilize support for and deliver organizational changes which are difficult and not always comfortable for those involved.

Book your place at Talent Academy – Advanced level – Cluj Napoca, 2021

Please fill-in this form to show your interest related to this event.

Your personal data and contact information will be used only to inform you about the launch and development of this educational programme.

Școala SPOR

Celelalte evenimente programate la Școala SPOR

Workshop pentru profesioniști și practicieni. Grupați în trei echipe, analizăm, (re)construim și comunicăm Brandul de Angajator pentru organizații reale sau fictive alese de participanți. Metoda 5D: Discover - Design - Develop - Deliver + Differentiate.
De la Brand Strategy la Creative Execution – Transformă-ți brandul într-un succes de piață. Două zile de învățare interactivă pentru antreprenori, top manageri și profesioniști din Marketing și Advertising.
2022 © Școala SPOR. Website built by Tailored Layouts.