Who should attend
This program is designed for senior HR professionals; high-potential experts in organizational learning & development, as well as Strategic HR & Talent Management consultants and HR business partners, who are preparing for larger, higher-impact leadership roles and assignments. TMI alumni with an active GTML™ credential can also apply and leverage their automatic pre-qualification advantage under the TMI-Wharton Alumni Privilege policy.
There are three tracks for senior HR professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to earn the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow of Talent Management credential:
Associate Fellow Track 1
- Minimum Education Requirement – Bachelor’s degree with a major in HR/Business/Management/Economics/Technology/Science/Liberal Arts or other interdisciplinary field from an accredited institution.
- Minimum Work Experience Requirement – Fifteen years or more, with a minimum of seven years in an HR sub-function(s).
Associate Fellow Track 2
- Minimum Education Requirement – A master’s level qualification in HR/Business/Management/Economics/Technology/Science/Liberal Arts or other interdisciplinary field from an accredited institution.
- Minimum Work Experience Requirement – Twelve years or more in an HR sub–function(s) or related function(s).
Associate Fellow Track 3
- Minimum Education Requirement: Active GTML™ certification from TMI, with a Bachelor's degree in HR/ Business/ Management/ Economics/ Technology/Science/Liberal Arts or other interdisciplinary field from an accredited institution.
- Minimum Work Experience Requirement: 10 years or more, with a minimum of seven years in an HR sub-function(s).
About the course
The role of 21st century HR leaders has evolved well beyond the rules-and-procedures administrators of the past. Today, they are strategic partners who help drive value and overall organizational success.
The Wharton School, in partnership with the Talent Management Institute, developed the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow Program to help current high-potential HR executives seeking more senior positions and greater achievement in this increasingly complex and demanding role. It leverages the talent management and leadership expertise of Wharton faculty, and provides certification for qualifying participants. This unique and highly selective program enriches and expands the skills, perspectives, and insights needed for managing talent in today’s dynamic business landscape.
Highlights and Key Outcomes
In the TMI/Wharton Associate Fellow Program, you will gain:
- Exposure to state-of-the-art tools, theories and paradigms of talent management
- Measurable addition to higher-order professional skills and talent management knowledge through the immersive Wharton experience
- Expansion and enrichment of the perspectives of business, organizations and the impact of talent management on business growth and competitiveness
- Leveraging the Wharton experience to develop a powerful network of global HR peers
- Earning of the Associate Fellow of Talent Management credential from Wharton, one of the world’s most esteemed business schools, and TMI, the world’s most trusted talent management standards and credentialing body
Experience & Impact
The TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow Program is comprised of three learning stages covering 25 courses that take place over nine months (although it is possible to complete it in as few as six): self-study, Wharton online learning, and a five-day Wharton Master Class held at the school’s Philadelphia campus. Assessments are scheduled after completion of the third stage, and the Associate Fellow of Talent Management credential is awarded to qualifying participants.
Highly selective, the program is limited to 40 high-potential HR professionals. Participants will develop greater confidence as leaders, more capable of facing the range of professional challenges inherent in a dynamically changing workplace. They will learn from world-renowned talent management experts who share cutting-edge research and best practices that can be put into effect immediately. Participants will also build a strong network of high-achieving peers that continues to provide guidance and support long after the program has ended.
Transformational Learning in Three Stages
This program provides three distinct learning experiences:
Module one: A program of self-study provides a current examination of the evolving science of talent management. This module will build a common vocabulary and core of knowledge, setting the stage for the learning that follows.
Module two: Three exclusive Wharton online courses offer instruction in leadership, HR management, and people analytics.
Participants must submit a business essay at the completion of the first two modules.
Module three: A five-day Master Class, led by Wharton professors at the school’s Philadelphia campus, is an intensive learning experience. A certification qualifying exam is given at the conclusion of the Master Class.
Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employme...
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