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Today, organizations are on the hunt for senior HR professionals 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 fulfill the organization’s goals in the future. GTML™ is the perfect fit for senior HR professionals who are ready for spearheading a revolution through insightful Talent Management. 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 the more accomplished manager-leaders in human capital management, who’ve seen it, done it, and now want to positively change it with the art of Talent Management. GTML™ is for you if you understand that globalization has not only shrunk the world and unified markets, but also has made workforce more mobile its management more complex for organizations, making Talent Management the dominant business function today.

With businesses expanding vastly and quickly like never before, 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. Applicants can pre-qualify if they meet the norms on work-experience and educational qualifications specified in the program candidacy.

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GTML Certification Program Fee

$ 850 USD This is a one-time fee which covers the GTML certification exam, the TMI Resources Box (the TMI Learning Kit), digital badging, credential kit, and all material shipping costs. This fee does not include special local taxes, duties, and levies etc., which may be 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, universities, or institutions who offer exam-preparation training for TMI certification exams.

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

Your GTML™ credential 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 world-class content and courses including the residential Wharton stage conducted by Wharton professors on the school’s Philadelphia campus. The programs are designed to help you transform into high-impact leaders.

TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow and Global Fellow programs admit from among the world’s leading HR professionals. Under the TMI-Wharton Alumni Privileges Program, your GTML™ may earn you an exemption from the candidacy verification stage of these programs and place you directly into the stage for final admission consideration. The Admission committee decision is final. There is also a lower, special TMI alumni fee and once you acquire the GTML™ credential, your myTMI dashboard will reflect your special offer for joining these programs.

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Anytime Anywhere Registration!

Registering for GTML™ is easy. Simply check into the TMI website, navigate directly to the GTML™ segment, and click the Apply button. If you want to apply right now, click HERE. Within minutes, you’ll be registered and ready to begin your quest for a credential that’s designed to power senior HR professionals to a higher global career.

Remember, your registration for GTML™ will stay incomplete until the fee is paid in full. 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 will ship the TMI Resource Box, the official Talent Management learning kit produced by TMI, to the address listed in the application.

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GTML Learning Resources

Unlike other certifications, TMI does not ask GTML™ registered individuals to purchase special exam preparation material from any external organization. Instead, TMI provides these assets, complimentary, for GTML™ registrants in the GTML™ Resource Box which includes printed and electronic resources.

The printed resource(s) include the TMI flagship publication - the 30-chapter Talent Management: The TMI Handbook for Practitioners – the world’s first and only standards-aligned and most authoritative text on the science-and-art of Talent Management. It’s an deep-rooted book for all HR and Talent Management professionals as well as the most important reading reference for preparing for GTML™ Certification exams. The other world-class book included in the GTML™ Resource Box is #Talentastic, specifically written 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 GTML™ Exam Preparation Guidelines and a copy of the TMI Talent Management Body of Knowledge provided to TMI Authorized Education Providers. Once you receive your GTML™ study and reference resources, you are completely set for commencing your journey to becoming a jet-setting HR professional, ready for the most sought after global employers. Start your preparation for your online-proctored GTML™ exam, which you can take almost anywhere – in the comfort of your home or office, after getting your computer and exam room TMI-verified and approved for the exam.

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.

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The Digitally Badged GTML

GTML™ now comes digitally badged! This means you can share your credential digitally across platforms like on your LinkedIn profile or in your emails; and you can do it in a flash!

A digitally badged GTML™ creates a more credible online professional presence. You can conveniently showcase your well-earned GTML™ credential as a high-visibility icon on any digital platform to drive home a powerful initial impact. It is your most secure, reliable, and authentic token of your promise, potential, and capabilities for performing your Talent Management roles with excellence.

The GTML™ digital badge is a verifiable digital token of your GTML™ qualification and contains a secure digital link to the TMI cloud. Here, anyone you have granted access can validate the authenticity of your TMI credential.

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The Candidacy Tracks

Ways to Become a GTML

The following table summarizes the specific requirements to become a GTML™. There are SIX convenient tracks covering senior HR professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences 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
    Eight 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
    Seven 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
    Seven 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™. Please see the process below for an overview of each stage.

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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 out 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 eases the minimum eligibility requirements and provides up-to 15% lower GTML™ fees, based on your education and work experience. Then, complete the GTML™ online application. Once you have submitted the online application and made a successful payment for the fee, you will immediately receive an 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 +

    After receiving your payment confirmation, you will receive your GTML™ Certification Preparation Kit containing reading and learning material. This will be sent to the address used on your registration and delivery typically takes three to four weeks.

  • 5Taking the GTML™ Certification Exam +

    TMI earmarks a 90-day immersion period for GTML™ registrants in order for 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. 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 the other conditions defined 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 seeking the GTML™ certification will have to take and pass 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, 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 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

Generally, the questions appearing in TMI exams aim 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 and opportunities in the discipline today. TMI exams – in keeping with the TMI framework TMI-UKF™ and the TMI Body of Knowledge – steer clear of Human Resource Management topics, and stay focused on Talent Management. Examinees are expected to already be 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 is tested:

Knowledge Dimensions Covered Total Questions
PART A: Defining Concepts & Perspectives in Talent Management
Consists of questions from five mandatory knowledge dimensions including management, business and Talent Management imperatives of the 21st century, the Talent Management ecosystem, talent‐need analysis, and talent competence assessment frameworks for organizations
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PART B: Elements of Strategy & Leadership in Talent Management
Consists of questions from 10 mandatory knowledge dimensions including Strategic Talent Management, building competitive advantage through integrated Talent Management, sustainable talent development, talent pipeline building, executive on-boarding, identifying and assessing high-potential talent, developing leadership talent, and managing leadership talent pools.
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PART C: Critical Focus Areas of Talent Management Practice
Consists of questions from eight 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.
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PART D: International Talent Management Experiences & Insights
Consists of insights, experiences, and cases focused 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. It also covers CHRO perspectives on Talent Management as well as perspectives on critical research issues and the future of Talent Management practice.
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PART E: Talent Leadership Capabilities
Consists of 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
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PART F: Future Readiness
Includes 21st century work trends and insights, organizations 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
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Total Number Of Questions 60

Structure & Nature of a Typical GTML Exam

A typical GTML exam includes a mix of Type A, Type B, and Type C questions for a total of 60 questions.

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 are facts–based with the 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, judgment, and objectivity in measuring and gauging Talent Management challenges scientifically and devising approaches, plans, and programs to resolve them with accountability and a higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE B Questions also 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 receives 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 workforces, and tackle them with accountability and higher degree of success and effectiveness. TYPE C questions, like TYPE B ones, also 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 receives 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 as well as 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 laid out in TMI-UKF™. These exams expect that individuals being assessed for their TMI Credentials read the material contained in the TMI Starter Kits and 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 for the GTML Exam

Usually, an aggregate score of 65%-70% on GTML™ certification exam can be deemed qualification–worthy, however, an examinee’s real, individual scores do not determine the recommendation for credential award. Instead, the final recommendations for the GTML™ award are given by the TPCB after considering the benchmarked scores. These scores are derived by scaling the actual scores of examinees on a particular exam section and contrasting their score against the entire pool of examinees in the same exam section. 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 environmental 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 HR 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 preparing for your GTML™ certification exam, you must first evaluate the expectations of Talent Management understanding, knowledge, and perspective that employers will have of you. On-the-move HR professionals looking to shine must realize how important it is for TMI to assess and validate your potential and capabilities before the award of the GTML™ Credential. It is critical for all GTML™ aspirants to focus on building up their knowledge on Talent Management to be able to practice the profession at its best. While the TMI GTML™ Resource Box contains reading-books as well as guidelines on how to study for the GTML™ exam. Studying from only these can will not completely prepare you for your exam.

Talent Management is an evolving discipline and will never become an exact enough science to contain all its completeness in one single textbook. Attempts to understand such disciplines through one book or a set of books restricts our understanding of them across all dimensions that they need to truly be understood. TMI has evolved its landmark essential knowledge model into what is the world’s largest and most extensive 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. 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.

To ensure that all GTML™ registrants groom themselves into the most dynamic and perceptive of young HR leaders of tomorrow, TMI advises they read extensively on the subject from as many sources as possible. For external resources and modes you can use to expand your understanding of Talent Management and better prepare for your GTML™ examination, please refer to the TMI Exam Preparation Guidelines available for download under the TMI resources tab of your myTMI account.

While 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, the handbook is in no way assumed to prepare an examinee completely for the GTML™ examination. Although a sizable number of questions in a typical GTML™ exam are certainly drawn from content which is available in the Handbook, the rest of the questions in the exam are drawn from content from other sources. The topics of all exam questions are covered in the handbook, but their treatment is not extended or detailed enough to offer the necessary depth. TMI therefore strongly advises all GTML examinees to tap other online and offline resources to brush up their concepts and awareness about how Talent Management impacts business, but also how businesses and organizations today expect talent-focused human capital management to help them navigate successfully into the future.


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The GTML Credential Case

The GTML Credential Case

The GTML™ Credential pack is certainly motive to not only covet a GTML™, but also to acquire it right away. Cased royally inside a designer folder-box, your personalized GTML™ Credential-certificate is accompanied by a smart GTML™ designation lapel pin with a copy of the TMI Code of Ethics booklet tucked inside.

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