Talent Development Playbook




In response to requests from businesses, the CWDC created the Talent Development Playbook to help businesses hire, train, and keep talented employees and identify and implement the talent development strategies that best meet their needs.

In these challenging and uncertain economic times, refining your approach to attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining highly talented employees is an investment in the ongoing strength and competitiveness of your business. This resource provides an overview of evidence-based talent development strategies, the business benefits of the strategy, tips for how to get started, and case studies on how Colorado employers are putting the strategies into practice.

For questions about the Talent Development Playbook, please contact Renise Walker at renise.walker@state.co.us.

Talent Development Playbook

The playbook is designed for employers who are interested in a practical resource to help refine how they attract, hire, develop, and retain employees. This resource provides:

  • An overview of evidence-based talent development strategies.
  • The business benefits of each strategy.
  • Tips for how to get started with each strategy.
  • Case studies on how Colorado employers are putting the strategy into practice.

New Strategies Released Monthly

New strategies will be featured monthly through the end of the year. These approaches were selected because they are effective no matter the economic conditions.

June - The Teaching & Learning Employer

 Download June content

Playbook content released in June focuses on how an intentional talent development strategy can benefit your business, career pathways, and apprenticeships.

July - The Agile Employer

August - Recruitment & Retention

September - Partnering for Success

October - Partnering for Success Part 2

November - Purpose & Profits

December - Taking Action

Talent Development Thursday Webinars

The CWDC will be hosting webinars monthly on Thursdays as new content is released. Experts in the strategies outlined in the playbook will be sharing key tips to get you started with these efforts and will be joined by employers sharing their stories about why they chose to implement these strategies and how they are working for them.

View webinar dates below to join the virtual discussion on the Talent Development Playbook.

July 30, 2 - 3:30 p.m. 

 Register for the Webinar

The July webinar will focus on career pathways, apprenticeships, and remote work strategies to train, attract, and retain employees.

August 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

September 24, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

October 22, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

November 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m.