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Organizations today are out hunting for senior HR practitioners who can lead a turnaround in enterprise HR through their Talent Management capabilities, infuse and ingrain a talent-focused approach to Human Capital Management, and build an enduring talent pipeline, which will serve the organization’s march into the future. GTML™ makes for a perfect foil for senior HR professionals who are ready for spearheading a revolution through insightful Talent Management. Not the least, GTML™ certified professionals qualify directly for the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow or Global Fellow programs in Talent Management – easily the most powerful opportunity to learn the latest in Talent Management in the immersive and transformational Wharton way.

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Global Talent Management Leader (GTML™) is a very special qualification for a very special breed of professionals. It’s for those of the more accomplished of manager-leaders in human capital management, who’ve seen it, done it, and now want to change it all for the better deploying the science and art of modern Talent Management. GTML™ fits the bill for you if you realize how globalization has not only shrunk the world and unified markets, but also, how it has made workforce more mobile, and their management more complex for organizations, making Talent Management the dominant business function today.

With businesses expanding ever so fast and across as they never did any time before in human history, the breed of GTML™ certified senior professionals perhaps seems best equipped to solve the puzzle of keeping employees happy, performing, and future-relevant – all together, simultaneously.

Talent Management in 21st century global organizations happens through a combination of strategic insights, technology, and business consciousness. GTML™ smartly addresses the qualification–needs for professionals moving into roles that demand handling of international workforce, global talent supply chains, and dealing with cross–cultural environments and workplaces. As an added privilege, the GTML™ credential also facilitates a direct pre-qualification for the highly selective TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow and Global Fellow programs in Talent Management, if the applicant otherwise meets the norms on work-experience and educational qualification prescribed for the program candidacy.

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Global Talent Management Leader

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GTML Certification Program Fee

$ 850 USD This is a one-time fee, covering the GTML certification exam; the TMI Resource Box (the TMI Learning Kit); digital badging, credential-kit and all material shipping costs, and excludes special local taxes, duties and levies etc., if applicable in the receiver’s/ consignee’s/ applicant’s country. This fee may change without notice, and does not include the Training Fee charged by training companies or universities or institutions who offer exam-preparation training for TMI certification exams. TMI is a standards and credentialing body and has no role to play in training delivery, and neither controls, nor is concerned with any aspect of training/ education. TMI does not govern or mandate or control the training fee/ program fee charged for any TMI certification program by any training company or education provider.

Establish and Expand your Global Appeal

GTML™ Pre-Qualifies You for TMI-Wharton programs too!

Your GTML™ credential also earns you a direct pre-qualification into TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow and Global Fellow programs in Talent Management!

These programs give you an opportunity to learn the state-of-the-art of Talent Management through worldclass content and courses including the residential Wharton stage conducted by Wharton professors in the school’s Philadelphia campus. The programs are designed to help you transform into high-impact leaders.

What your GTML™ gets you isn’t the least bit easy. TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow and Global Fellow programs admit from among the world’s leading and eminent HR professionals. Under the TMI-Wharton Alumni Privileges Program, your GTML™ may earn you an exemption from the stage 1 of these programs and pitchfork you straight into the stage for final admission consideration. The decision of the Admission committee always stays final and binding, though. In addition, there’s a lower, special TMI alumni fee applicable for you too. Once you acquire the GTML™ credential, your MyTMI dashboard will have an attractive offer for joining these programs.

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Anytime Anywhere Registration!

Registering for GTML is possible anytime, anywhere – except maybe in an internet-barred flight! Once you check into the TMI website and navigate directly to the GTML segment, just click the Apply button right on the banner. If you want to do it right now, click HERE. Within minutes, you’ll be done – registered and ready for commencing your quest for a credential-qualification that’s designed to power senior HR professionals ahead higher into their global careers. Everything happens smooth: you fill out the shorter forms and complete your GTML registration faster; you can schedule your GTML exam from anywhere. You can pay-up for it online.

Remember, your registration for GTML will stay incomplete till you pay the full prescribed fee. Please use your credit or debit card to pay, or remit your fee via the electronic bank transfer. If you are paying for your company-sponsored employees, or for your institution-sponsored students, you can issue electronic checks or wire transfer the total applicable fee amount as invoiced. Please write to us at care@tmi.org for more details. Once a registration for GTML is complete, we instruct for shipping the TMI Resource Box– the official Talent Management learning kit produced by TMI - to the registered address in our records.

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GTML Learning Resources

Please do remember that unlike other certification bodies, TMI neither provides any special exam preparation material, nor asks individuals registered for GTML certification to purchase any such text or kits from any external organization. Instead, TMI provides a set of printed and electronic resources and material to registered learners to help them build and expand their knowledge of Talent Management. Indeed, interested individuals can also choose to undergo training programs organized by TMI Authorized Education Providers to prepare for their GTML Certification exam; however, this is not a mandatory requirement by TMI.

These resources provided complimentary to every GTML registrant, include printed and electronic learning and reference material on a wide gamut of Talent Management aspects including the TMI knowledge framework, Talent Management leadership, and contemporary Talent Management theory and practice. The GTML Resource Box includes printed resource(s) - the TMI flagship publication – the 30-chapter Talent Management: The TMI Handbook for Practitioners – the world’s first and the only standards-aligned and the most authoritative text on the science-and-art of Talent Management ever. It’s a book for life for all HR and Talent Management professionals, and also the most important reading reference for preparing for STMP Certification exams. Indeed, interested individuals can also choose to undergo training programs organized by TMI Authorized Education Providers to prepare for their STMP Certification exam; however, this is not a mandatory requirement by TMI. The other world-class book included in the STMP Resource Box is #Talentastic – and it’s there to help you learn about how habits, methods, conduct, and professional approaches can be transformed to become a high-impact HR and Talent Management professional. The third reference text in the Resource Box is Talent & the Future of Work with absolutely the latest insights on how corporations and HR leaders globally are deploying Talent Management precepts to decode the challenges of competitiveness in the future.

The electronic resources include an e-Copy of the TMP Exam Preparation Guidelines and a copy of the TMI Talent Management Body of Knowledge provided to TMI Authorized Education Providers. You are good to start your preparation for your GTML exam, once your learning and reference resources arrive. Once you are ready for your exam, you can take it almost anywhere you may be – in an exclusive test center approved for your organization, or in the comfort of your home or office after getting your computer and exam room TMI-verified and approved for the exam.

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The Digitally Badged GTML

Now you can share your GTML credential digitally across platforms, on your LinkedIn profile, in your emails, and you can do it in a flash! That's because the GTML now comes digitally badged!

A digitally-badged GTML adds immensely to the credibility to your leadership profile online. You can conveniently showcase your well-earned GTML as a high-visiblity icon on any digital platform to drive home a powerful initial impact. It's your most secure, reliable and authentic token of your promise, potential and capabilities for performing your Talent Management leadership roles with excellence.

Essentially, a GTML digital badge is a verifiable digital token of your GTML qualification. It contains within it a secure digital link to the TMI cloud, where the bonafides and authenticity of your certification status can be validated instantly by those who you have allowed to - your current and prospective employers and colleagues - and it can be done ever so easily as well.

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The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become a GTML

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become a GTML. There are SIX convenient tracks covering senior HR professionals from diverse backgrounds and experience to earn a GTML!

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ HRM-allied disciplines from any accredited institution.

    Minimum Work Experience
    10 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub-functions.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any accredited institution

    Minimum Work Experience
    12 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed a Master's Degree/ Master's Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ HRM-allied disciplines

    Minimum Work Experience
    8 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should have completed a Master's Degree/ Master's Level Diploma in any discipline from an accredited institution.

    Minimum Work Experience
    10 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Current & past students of Master's Degree/ Master's Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Business/ Management/ HRM-allied disciplines from any of the TMI–recognized institutions

    Minimum Work Experience
    7 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Should hold a Bachelor's degree and possess an active credential by CIPD, HRCI, ATD or by any other global certification bodies whose credentials TMI may recognize as worthy of being included under the QualiFLY program.

    Minimum Work Experience
    7 Years or more of full-time work in any of the HR sub–functions or those related.

Getting the GTML - A Preview of the Certification Process

There are six distinct stages of your journey toward becoming a GTML. Here's what these stages look like. For more details, login to your myTMI account.


The GTML Certification Process

  • 1Check Eligibility Requirements-

    All TMI certifications mandate you to meet certain educational and work experience requirements to become eligible. The requirements for each TMI certification is unique, so before proceeding, check if you satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements for the GTML™ certification, you wish to apply for.
    It is recommended that you keep this information handy as it will be required while filling up your online application.

  • 2Fill Online Application +

    Once you have satisfied the GTML™ eligibility requirements, it is time to apply. Start the application process by creating your myTMI account. Before proceeding, check if you QualiFly™ for GTML™. QualiFLY™ essentially relaxes the minimum eligibility requirements and provides up-to 15% lower GTML™ fees, based on your education and work experience. Complete the GTML™ online application form. Once you have submitted the online application and made a successful payment of the fee, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next step in the assessment process.

  • 3Validation +

    An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the GTML™ Certification.

  • 4GTML™ Certification Preparation Material +

    Post your payment confirmation, you will receive your unit of the GTML™ Certification Preparation Kit containing reading and learning material at the address you have registered with us. Normal delivery timeframe is 3-4 weeks.

  • 5Taking the GTML™ Certification Exam +

    TMI earmarks a 90-day immersion period for GTML™ registrants to help them orient completely and build their conceptual foundations in Talent Management. You can schedule your GTML™ exam anytime after the 90-days immersion period is over. In fact, you also get an additional 180-days to plan for and take your GTML™ exam.

  • 6Award +

    If you qualify the GTML™ certification exam and meet other conditions laid down by the TMI Professional Certifications Board (TPCB), you are recommended for the award of GTML™ Credential and the GTML™ Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical credential pack to reach you within three to four weeks from the date of the credential- award.

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GTML Exam

The TMI Professional Certifications Board (TPCB) mandates that individuals desirous of acquiring the GTML™ certifications will have to take and qualify computer–based exams. TMI Exams are computer–based tests timed for 120 minutes and delivered on the state-of-the-art ExamStrong™ exam platform around the world. If you are sponsored by your employer, or a funding body or your university, your GTML™ exam can be held in an exclusive test-center specially approved by TMI for your sponsor-organization/ institution. Increasingly, however, individuals are choosing to take their exams in the private, real-time proctored mode. TMI also offers this flexibility to its examinees, who can take their exams at home or in their choice location, after getting their computer machines and exam-rooms duly verified and approved by ExamStrong™. All GTML™ registrants are able to plan and take their certification exam online across 183 countries.

Coverage of GTML Exams

Broadly, the questions appearing in TMI exams purport to check and validate examinees' awareness and knowledge about the general frameworks of Talent Management; key practices and trends in 21st century Talent Management, and critical issues, challenges & opportunities in the discipline today. TMI exams - in keeping with the TMI framework TMI-UKF and the TMI Body of Knowledge - steer clear from human resource management, and stay focused on Talent Management. Examinees are expected to be already aware of human resource management to be able to get recognition further for their readiness for Talent Management.

TMI certification exams feature questions drawn from a wide selection of Talent Management areas a knowledge in which, the TMI body of knowledge defines as essential-to-have for individuals intending to be recognized and credentialed by TMI. The framework or scope of content and coverage of TMI exams is defined reasonably well by the TMI text prescribed for the GTML exam-takers – The Talent Management Handbook for Practitioners. More specifically, the following topics have been prescribed by the TMI Professional Certification Board in which the knowledge of examinees are tested by TMI Exam questions:

Knowledge Dimensions Covered Total Questions
PART A: Defining Concepts & Perspectives in Talent Management
Includes questions from 5 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like Management, business & Talent Management imperatives in the 21st century; the Talent Management ecosystem and talent‐need analysis and talent competence assessment frameworks for organizations
5
PART B: Elements of Strategy & Leadership in Talent Management
Includes questions from 10 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like Strategic Talent Management; building competitive advantage through integrated Talent Management; sustainable talent development; talent pipeline building; executive onboarding; identifying and assessing high-potential talent; developing leadership talent and managing leadership talent pools
14
PART C: Critical Focus Areas of Talent Management Practice
Includes questions from 8 mandatory knowledge dimensions sweeping across areas like Talent engagement; building functional expertise; managing and measuring Talent Management effectiveness; global Talent Management; talent supplies in global organizations; succession planning; performance management and technology deployment in Talent Management
14
PART D: International Talent Management Experiences & Insights
Includes insights, experiences and cases on talent development, integrated Talent Management, talent practices, Talent Management adoption and boardroom view of Talent Management in some of the world’s most enduring business corporations. Also covers CHRO perspectives on Talent Management as well as perspectives on critical research issues & the future of Talent Management practice
12
PART E: Talent Leadership Capabilities
Includes questions from 11 mandatory knowledge dimensions covering aspects like strategic mindset; decision making, thinking and analytics, growth, global management skills, change readiness, personal leadership philosophy, boardroom capabilities and thought leadership
8
PART F: Future Readiness
Includes 21st century work trends and insights, organzations of today, work and workers of tomorrow, organizations of tomorrow, integration of technology in Talent Management, adaptation for future work, work flexibility and critical perspectives on the declining need of managers in some of the world’s most enduring global business organizations
7
Total Number Of Questions 60

Structure & Nature of a Typical GTML Exam

A typical GTML exam test-paper includes 60 questions - a mix of THREE types.

TYPE A - GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF CONCEPTS
Questions directly test the examinees' ability to correctly and precisely recollect concepts, principles, techniques, and generally accepted practices in contemporary Talent Management. The answers to TYPE A questions will reflect examinees' awareness and comprehension of critical Talent Management concepts, elements, and issues as enshrined in the TMI Body of Knowledge. TYPE A Questions would be facts-based with answer-options being clear statements - either clearly correct, or incorrect. There is only one CORRECT answer to TYPE A questions, and examinees are scored only if the correct options are selected/ checked.

TYPE B - ABILITY TO APPLY UNDERSTANDING & KNOWLEDGE
Questions directly test the examinees' ability to APPLY and DEPLOY their awareness, understanding and appreciation of the concepts, principles and techniques in real-life practice of Talent Management. The answers to TYPE B questions will reflect examinees' capacities for critical analysis, judgement, and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges scientifically and devising approaches, plans, and programs to resolving them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE B Questions also would all have four answer-choices and ONLY one of these four would be INCORRECT. The rest of the THREE of these ANSWERS would be principally correct, but they represent varying levels of suitability for the situation expressed in respective questions. The best of these THREE answers carries the maximum 10 marks, and the least suitable the least – 5 marks. The third correct answer with mid-level suitability carries 7.5 marks. Examinees have to choose only ONE of these FOUR answer choices and they are scored 0, 5, 7.5, or 10, depending on their choice of answer-option.

TYPE C - UNDERSTANDING OF ISSUES AND ELEMENTS OF PRACTICE IN GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Questions directly test the examinees ability to RECOLLECT, APPLY, and DEPLOY their awareness, understanding and appreciation of unique global forces and elements that demand using the concepts, principles, and techniques in real-life practice of Talent Management in a specially informed and mature manner. The answers to TYPE C questions will reflect examinees' capacities for critical analysis, judgement, and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges in large, complex global organizations with diverse workforce, and tackle them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE C Questions also, like TYPE B ones, would all have four answer-choices and ONLY one of these four would be INCORRECT. The rest of the THREE of these ANSWERS would be principally correct, but they represent varying levels of suitability for the situation expressed in respective questions. The best of these THREE answers carries the maximum 10 marks, and the least suitable the least – 5 marks. The third correct answer with mid-level suitability carries 7.5 marks. Examinees have to choose only ONE of these FOUR answer choices and they are scored 0, 5, 7.5, or 10, depending on their choice of answer-option.

The Objectives and Principles Underlying the Design of GTML Exam

The TMI exams aim at validating the registrants’ potential and capacity to effectively perform a breadth of Talent Management roles and functions in complex, large organizations operating within a transnational business/ non-business system. The TMI exam system validates this potential through assessing registrants’ knowledge about Talent Management theory and practice, and their ability to apply this knowledge to achieve excellence in their performance of the roles assigned to them. These exams are designed on standards derived from the TMI Standardized Knowledge Architecture for Practice Excellence. TMI-UKF is the capstone TMI framework on which the TMI Body of Knowledge has been fleshed out to redefine the profession of Talent Management in the 21st century.

TMI exams test registrants on their knowledge of the state-of-the-art principles, theories, techniques, tools and generally accepted practices of Talent Management as boned out in TMI-UKF. These exams expect that individuals being assessed for their TMI credentials not only read the material contained in the TMI Starter Kits, but also constantly maintain familiarity with the latest in Talent Management theory and practice by reading journals and books; attending podcasts of experts and participating in professional development programs and events.

Qualifying the GTML Exam

Usually, a score of 65%-70% on the aggregate in an GTML certification exam can be safely deemed to be eminently qualification–worthy, yet, practically an examinee's actual, individual scores do not decide the recommendation for credential award. Instead, the final recommendations for the GTML award are actually given by the TPCB after considering the benchmarked scores – which are derived by scaling the actual scores of examinees of a particular exam event by a factor denoting the variances of scores obtained by the entire universe of examinees in the same exam event. The TPCB certification award recommendation system works on the affirmative–action approach, ensuring that examinees across various exam regions do not suffer or gain because of the uncontrollable systemic or environment elements.

Preparing for the GTML Exam

Since all GTML exam-takers typically are growth-bound senior HR professionals looking at breaking out of the conventional HRM rut, they should realize how important it is for TMI to assess and validate their potential and capabilities before credentialing them fit for serious responsibilities. If you are registered for GTML, we suggest the first critical step you should take is to pause and size up the gigantic expectations of Talent Management understanding, knowledge and perspective that employers will have of you. It is critical for all GTML aspirants to focus more on building up their knowledge on global dimensions of Talent Management practice to be able to perform well – the exams will be taken care of better this way. While the TMI GTML Resource Box contains reading-books as well as guidelines on how to study for the GTML exam, you should avoid getting the impression that studying from these can prepare you completely for your exam.

As a global HR practitioner already, you will agree that Talent Management is still an evolving discipline, and will perhaps never become an exact enough science to be contained in all its completeness in one single textbook, or even in a few of them. There is a grave danger of our understanding of Talent Management getting restricted if we decide to refer to just a couple of books or a few more. Indeed, TMI has evolved its landmark essential knowledge model in what is the world’s largest and most extensive ever project on defining knowledge essentials for excellence in Talent Management. Yet, as said earlier, simply because of the enormous and growing breadth that Talent Management covers, it is impossible to prescribe a single, omnibus exam reference resource, sources, texts or references etc., for preparing for TMI certification exams. As the world’s foremost standards and credentialing body in Talent Management, TMI shoulders the onerous responsibility of covering the entire landscape of contemporary Talent Management, and everything else that may be connected to it, for only then, can TMI claim it has assessed and validated individuals across all areas that impact, or have the potential of impacting their professional capabilities for practicing Talent Management.

Hence, to ensure that you groom yourself into the most dynamic and perceptive of young HR leaders of tomorrow, TMI advises you to read extensively on the subject from as many sources as possible. Please do refer to the TMI Exam Preparation Guidelines available for download under the TMI resources tab of your myTMI account, to know some of the important external resources and modes you can use to expand your understanding of Talent Management, as well as prepare better for your GTML examination. While all TMI GTML examinees are clearly advised to use the official TMI publication – The TMI Practitioners’ Handbook on Talent Management– as the master reference for preparing for their exams, this text in no way can be assumed to prepare an examinee completely enough for the GTML examination. Though, a sizable number of questions in a typical GTML exam are certainly drawn from content which is available in the Handbook, other questions in the exam are drawn also from content that is external to the TMI Handbook and suggested references. Indeed, the topics of all GTML exam questions are covered in the TMI Handbook, their treatment is not extended or detailed enough to provide the necessary depth. We therefore strongly advise all GTML examinees to tap as many online and offline resources as possible to not only comprehend how Talent Management concepts and theories impact business and HRM, but also how businesses and organizations today expect talent-focused human capital management to help them navigate through successfully into the future.


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The GTML Credential Case

The GTML Credential Case

The royal and elegant GTML Credential pack should certainly push you toward not only coveting a GTML, but also to acquire it asap! Cased royally inside a designer folder-box, your calligraphed GTML Credential-certificate is accompanied by a smart GTML designation lapel pin. A TMI Code of Ethics booklet completes the GTML Credential pack – something to treasure for life.

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