Talent Academy

A micro-MBA for HR professionals. Internationally - accredited Program for Human Resources & Talent Specialists, Executives, and Managers.
Cluj Napoca
 decembrie 2021
Stables - Business Community & Events. Record Business Park - Onisifor Ghibu 20A, Cluj-Napoca
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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: Strategic HR Management 

Module 2: Performance Management

Module 3: Employer Branding

Module 4: Motivation & Personality

Module 5: Management & Leadership

Module 6: High-Performance Management


Date, location and format

Interactive and practical workshop, six modules lasting one day each.

Participation cost

Cost of participation:  The cost of one module is 350 euro + VAT, but modules must be taken all together to benefit from the certification).

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.


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

There are only 12 participants in the program. Participants are 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.

All interactions within the program will avoid physical contact between participants and will respect the distances and safety conditions established by the authorities. 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.


Use the underground parking of Record Business Park – Onisifor Ghibu 20A, Cluj-Napoca. The cost is 3 lei/hour.

Special legal conditions

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
  • 350 Euro + VAT per Module
  • 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.

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