Leadership & Talent Development


Need to develop your talent quickly to fill gaps in your talent pipeline? Fully building out a competency model, learning strategy, and structuring can take a year or longer. At Dering, we have already done most of the work and can accelerate the process with you.

Needs Assessment

First, we discuss your needs, based on your current bench strengths versus your aspirations. If you don’t have a competency model to use as a core talent framework, we will partner with you to identify your greatest skill needs and build a leadership competency and/or capability model.

Next, we map those capabilities to topics areas and courses that we have already built or can customize to your organization’s industry and workplace needs. We use several delivery methods to create a balanced mix of on-demand, virtual, and live content delivery, incorporating scenario-based learning, discussion forums, and group projects to apply the workplace skills most needed. We recommend deeper reflection from each individual, using our 360 leadership assessment and leadership coaches to develop a long-term individualized development plan.

To capture impact, we partner with you on proven methods to assess how learning is applied on the job, how managers feel about how their people have increased their impact and productivity, and how those increases can drive business results.

These services include:

Our Professionals

Paul Young


Paul Caulfield

Vice President

Steve Riccio

Senior Consultant

Yvonne Aguayo


Carol Harris

Senior Consultant

Chad Ruegsegger

Senior Consultant

Hear From Our Clients

“Steve is very charismatic and personable, and I was glad to have him on board as a leader for our annual strategic planning session for my nonprofit organization.”

– Heidi J. Kunka, Director, Central Pennsylvania Region, U.S. Green Building Council