Human capital represents the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to implement the strategy of any organization – public, private or nonprofit. Unlike other forms of capital such as financial and equipment, human capital resides within the individual. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the strategic role and typical responsibilities that organization leadership, along with human resources, play in unleashing the potential of employees. Developing Human Capital examines current challenges and trends in developing talent as new core competencies and ways to work emerge, technology enables collaboration, and demographics shift employee expectations. The Developing Human Capital in Organizations course provides a talent management and human capital development framework that demonstrates and supports integrated processes and systems that position and enhance employee and leadership development. Students explore the role of leaders and HR in unleashing talent, an organization's most important source of competitive advantage. Students will assess, analyze and apply concrete strategies that ensure talent development is strategic, relevant, culturally sustainable, and competency-driven.