The Wharton School

TMI/Wharton Associate Fellow Program in Talent Management (Track 1)

Available dates

Jul 13—17, 2020
5 days
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 16950
USD 3390 per day
Aug 17—21, 2020
5 days
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 16950
USD 3390 per day


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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.

TMI/Wharton Associate Fellow Program Highlights & Benefits

  • 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:

Stage one: A program of self-study provides a current examination of the evolving science of talent management. This stage will build a common vocabulary and core of knowledge, setting the stage for the learning that follows.

Stage two: Three exclusive Wharton online courses offer world-renowned expertise and instruction in leadership, HR management, and people analytics.

Stage three: A five-day Master Class, led by Wharton professors at the school’s Philadelphia campus, is an intensive learning experience designed to grow and strengthen professional expertise. Instruction includes the latest research and best practices while leveraging the knowledge, experience, and insights of the participants. This stage was designed to empower participants to transform their organizations and the HR profession. A certification qualifying exam is given at the conclusion of the Master Class.

Who should attend

This program is designed for senior HR professionals, high potential HR managers, and HR and talent management consultants who are preparing for larger roles in global organizations.

Candidacy Tracks

There are two 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).

Trust the experts

Peter Cappelli

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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