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Learn more about how TMI impacts the state-of-the-art of Talent Management today.

Let us never forget that TMI exists to help organizations leverage human talent to deal better with future. Conventional strategic HR – the concept, the profession, and the system, everything - began failing even in the most enduring of organizations by the turn of the new millennium – well before they realized. But now, HR needs to get its teeth back. And that’s what we have set out to do at TMI - and will have to keep doing. We have to keep breaking new grounds in how Talent Management should transform in its definitions, models, structure, approach, and practice. But equally importantly, we will have to continuously explore how TMI can enrich the concept, the ideals, the practice and the systems of HR enriched with Talent Management through our knowledge, standards, and credentials.

We should empower organizations, HR leaders, and Talent Management practitioners with the agility required to respond to the challenges of the future, and arm them for their new fights on the markets. Let us always remember that at TMI, we are on a mission to deliver confidence to nations, to their industries, and to their professionals, that adoption of international standards in Talent Management will add most to their capabilities, promise, acumen and the will to win in the present, and shine in the future. We have to be with the world in its journey to being more - every step of its way to it - all along. TMI is in the business of inspiring confidence that with us around, it will be easier to be right about Talent Management, and we shall always grow this confidence.

The Preamble The TMI Charter on Standards Development for Talent Management Excellence, 2014.

How TMI Reboots HR
Talent Management

TMI standards, credentials, knowledge, initiatives, and networks cheerlead the much-needed revolution in the way organizations leverage their human capital for enduring success. Talent Management Institute seeks to go much beyond merely fueling 21st century HR through Talent Management; it is working at making this emerging discipline, the new engine for organizations’ bold march into the future.

Our explorations in Talent Management in the past few years have led to the development of the TMI standards and credentials that help CHROs, HR Business Partners, and strategists embed and embrace Talent Management as an important functional practice within the body-fabric of HR, and also assist organizations fire their next round of growth through talent and human capital. TMI standard-frameworks for enterprise talent systems help organizations discover the power of Talent Management, and embrace, adopt and practice it as a hyper–business function to catalyze success. TMI standards and certifications stand on a robust pedestal of knowledge derived through years of comprehensive studies on the dynamics of talent and human capital in business and management globally. TMI certifications for professionals promote higher new levels of excellence in the thought and practice of Talent Management. In a similar vein, TMI-Wharton programs blend the Wharton and TMI knowledge expertise to offer high-achiever HR professionals, CHROs, international leaders, consultants, and academics in human capital management an unprecedented new opportunity to learn the art and science of Talent Management.

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About TMI

TMI is a world leader in Talent Management credentialing, and is widely credited for its contribution in developing Talent Management into a profession of critical significance for global industry and business. While TMI initiatives, standard-frameworks and body of knowledge spell the state-of-the-art in Talent Management today, TMI certifications for professionals and enterprise talent systems have become industry-leading qualifications demonstrating leadership and excellence in the thought and practice of Talent Management.

For more than a decade now, TMI is in constant pursuit of making Talent Management a vital organizational function, and not just HR’s Man Friday. While TMI standards, knowledge frameworks, and credentials are regarded today as the most authoritative in what they prescribe on Talent Management standards, they also seek to elevate and facilitate sustained excellence and all–round effectiveness of enterprise HR in 21st century talent–focused organizations.

Reaching out to professionals and enterprises almost everywhere in the world, TMI credentials are steadily re–defining and re–inventing the thought, function, practice, and profession of Talent Management today. Available across 183 countries around the world, the TMP™, STMP™, & GTML™ credentials in Talent Management have emerged as the world’s very first and the most authoritative international qualifications in cutting edge Talent Management for HR professionals demonstrating their potential and promise to perform at the highest level in the function. The TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow & Global Fellow programs, on the other hand, are designed for global HR leaders aiming at expanding their professional influence and impact. Not the least, TMI–ETMS™ talent systems standard–framework and credentials, too, are being widely recognized for being the world's very first, and the most robust heuristics for organizations to effectively embed Talent Management in their HR thought and practice.

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    Global Pioneer in Talent Management Standards

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    Transformational Associate Fellow & Global Fellow programs for HR leaders.

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    World’s first international qualifications in Talent Management

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    Establishing benchmarks for Talent Management excellence

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    TMI-Exam network extending across 183 countries

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    TMI–ETMS standards - The first in Talent Management for Enterprise HR

TMI Certifications & Programs

TMI Credentials and programs aim at fueling career growth of HR and Talent Management professionals on the one hand, and reinforce and expand the power and impact of Human Capital Management in organizations through Talent Management, on the other. The robust and comprehensive TMI knowledge and standard-frameworks together spell scientific yardsticks and benchmarks on professional proficiencies and enterprise capacities linked to Talent Management. HR professionals and organizations credentialed specially on global Talent Management standards exhibit extraordinary capabilities for transforming the conventional, departmentalized HR into a vastly more energetic, agile, and strategic function, enriched by a pervasive, process-driven, and organization-wide consciousness about Talent Management.

TMI offers the world’s most powerful set of certifications for HR and Talent Management professionals – TMP, STMP and GTML. TMI has also introduced TMI-Wharton, the first ever bridge to Wharton for the world’s most ambitious HR professionals and CHROs. TMI credentials enjoy astounding worldwide credibility, respect, applicability, pan-industry relevance, and prove best the potential and promise of individuals to manage Talent Management roles and responsibilities effectively. The TMI Universal Knowledge Framework (TMI-UKF) enunciates the most effective knowledge-based model, which HR and Talent Management professionals can follow to upgrade themselves into more business-driven practitioners with much sharper Talent Management abilities and perspectives.

In a similar vein, the TMI Talent Systems standards (the TMI–ETMS) for enterprises reliably empower and enrich legacy HR thought and infrastructure in organizations with a Talent Management focus through the TMI enterprise-wide consciousness and accountability principles. TMI–ETMS compliant and certified organizations exhibit significant ease and habit of following a systematically optimized combination of talent-focused policies, processes, and practices.

TMI Certifications Programs

Currently, TMI offers three international certification programs for HR professionals and two TMI-Wharton programs for global HR Leaders for advanced Talent Management learning at Wharton.

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TMI-Wharton Partnership

The power of talent management to impact the success of today’s business and non-business organizations is unquestionable. In order to harness that power, current and future thought and practice leaders in human resource management must understand and master the complex art and science of talent management, and actively work within their organizations to achieve results.

Talent Management Institute (TMI) and the Wharton School  have partnered to design and deliver two powerful programs in talent management that equip high-potential HR leaders from around the world with the knowledge of the latest principles, models, tools, and practices of talent management and a clear understanding of how the discipline is evolving into a business hyperfunction directly impacting organizational strategy and growth.

Leading-Edge Talent Management Learning for Global HR Leaders

TMI-Wharton programs offer HR professionals the latest in talent management, blending Wharton's renowned executive and leadership education research, expertise, and faculty with TMI's groundbreaking Universal Knowledge Framework. The content, instruction, discussions, and exchanges in these rigorous programs help participants develop their leadership capacities and impact the growth and competitiveness of their organizations and the industry.


The TMI–ETMS series of credentials for enterprises includes two variants
TMI–ETMS10 and
that cover 14 critical areas of strategic importance driving Talent Management excellence in modern organizations.

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  • Governance Structure

    The TMI governance structure consists of four key spokes– the Governing Council, the Ethics Control Board, the Professional Certifications Board, and the Enterprise Certifications Board. These boards, in turn, have several councils and committees with a wide variety of regulatory and management mandates and currently, all these offices are in various stages of their...

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  • TMI Code of Ethics

    TMI Values are comprehensively projected and reflected in the TMI Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. They drive and guide TMI toward achieving its mission of promoting excellence in the Talent Management profession globally by promulgating and following the highest of standards in training, education, integrity, and professional excellence. High ethical standards are critical...

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  • TMI Standards

    TMI bodies of standards and frameworks include the Enterprise Talent Management Standards System (TMI–ETMS System) for enterprise HR in organizations; the TMI body of knowledge for Talent Management professionals – the TMI-TMBoK; and the TMI-UKF, the TMI knowledge framework defining the standards of competence required for Talent Management professionals and practitioners and also for those individuals who are planning to join the Talent Management profession...

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Get Started

Register yourself for a TMI Certification. Or explore TMI–ETMS for your company. Or
simply, apply for a partnership with TMI.

  • Apply for a Certification

    Start the process of acquiring a TMP, STMP, GTML, and all other TMI-Wharton programs in Talent Management for yourself.

  • Get your Enterprise Certified

    Your search for the world’s best Talent Management standards for your enterprise ends now. Explore TMI–ETMS for your company now.

  • Partner TMI

    Connect to the state–of–the–art in Talent Management worldwide through partnering TMI.

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