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February 2010


Become Proactive in your own Talent Development

Talent management refers to the process of developing and integrating new workers, developing and retaining current workers, and attracting highly skilled workers to work for a company.(1)

The issue with many companies today is that their organizations put lots of effort into attracting employees to their company, but spend little time working on retaining and developing talent.  A talent management business strategy includes responsibilities for managers to develop the skills of their immediate subordinates.

eCornell So, what if you take responsibility for your own talent development, not waiting for a supervisor or boss to tell you what to do, you go ahead and do it.  Instead of waiting for a plan to be laid out for you, you create your own plan and take control of your success, focusing on building your talents and skills to drive your (and your company’s) business success.

The emerging research indicates that proactive individuals tend to seek out or create favorable conditions leading to “high performance, leader effectiveness, career success, and organizational innovation.” (2)

eCornell has the tools you need to make this happen:


Thinking about differentiating yourself by getting some leadership skills? You could focus on Project LeadershipChange Leadership, High Performance Leadership or Business Leadership Skills

Need to get specialized skills?  A Systems Approach to Product and Service Design is perfect for people in systems engineering. 

Hospitality professionals can find a range of certificates including Strategic Hospitality Management, Master Certificate in the Essentials of Hospitality Management, and Foodservice related certificates such as Certificate in Foodservice Management, and Master Certificate in Foodservice Management

Take the initiative, be a proactive player and get the skills you need to make a difference!

(1)    Wikipedia
(2)    UPenn/Singapore University study

Spotlight on: Human Resources Management

Human Resource professionals make their living influencing how their company manages people and performance.  Yet often, the focus is on talent development for everyone except the HR department.  If you work in HR, and want to improve yourself, add greater value to your organization, and advance your career, a Certificate in Human Resources is the ivy-league credential you need.  This certificate is just one of several that eCornell has developed with Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) for convenient online delivery.

Others who may need education in fundamental issues related to employment law, employee benefits, employee relations, compensation, selection and staffing, and performance management and appraisal include:

  • High potentials needing additional training for succession planning
  • Employees moving from specialist to generalist positions
  • Managers seeking to obtain a deeper understanding of HR policies and practices

Human Resources is an evolving and dynamic field that challenges the ability of even the most seasoned professionals to keep abreast of policies, procedures, compliance requirements, and best practices.  Manage your talent and learn more about these engaging and relevant certificates.

Listening and Responding

HRGCWe heard you.  You told us that the HR Graduate Certificate (HRGC) had a lot of great and interesting features: rich content, more diverse teaching methods and an opportunity to work one on one with a mentor for a portfolio, but the price was prohibitive.  Now, we’re responding with a new price, more in line with what you find acceptable. 

Formerly $10,800 prepaid, the HRGC is now $8,100 prepaid, with payment plans available.  Why did we do this?  Because we believe the value of this new for credit course is enhanced when as many people as possible can afford it. 

So get on board and apply now for this new innovative for-credit certificate.

To learn more about the HRGC, please visit eCornell.

We're Here to Help

For a quick question, a full consultation, or free demonstration - contact Mary Allen or Nancy Ferrer at eCornell today.

Phone: 866-326-7635 x4283
Outside of US 1-607-330-3283


Phone: 866-326-7635 x4224 Outside of US 1-607-330-3224


There's room for you to grow in 2010!

Increased demand for courses has led us to add sessions and seats to many classes starting February 17th and 24th

Cornell University Online Certificates

~ Human Resources Studies
~ Strategic Human Resources Management
~ Project Leadership
~ Executive Leadership
~ Selection and Staffing
~ Foundations of Human Relations


Get on board with our First Impressions webcast

New Year, new you.  Whether you are looking to move up or move into a new career, it’s time to review your resume and make it the tool you need to get the job you want. 


Our resident expert, Lisa Rangel, has recorded an on-demand webinar for job seekers looking for tips on how to make your resume a standout.

To watch, visit us at:

~ First Impressions webinar focused on resume and cover letter writing

Convenient Payment Plans Available

~ Everyone qualifies

~ 0% interest
~ No credit checks
~ No application forms
~ Group rates are available

Enrolling with a payment plan is easy. Simply contact  Mary Allen or Nancy Ferrer to learn more and get started. 


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