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Global Fellow Program in Talent Management

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Wharton MasterClass 1, Aug 6 - Aug 10, 2018
Wharton MasterClass 2, Dec 5 - Dec 8, 2018

  • Self-Study & Online stages commence May 2018
  • 6-8 hours/ week of self-paced online & text-study
  • Early Application Deadline - March 31, 2018
  • Final Application Deadline - April 30, 2018

Program Overview

Brought on by global knowledge leaders Wharton and the Talent Management Institute, the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program is a powerful and exclusive leadership learning program in Talent Management designed for eminent and accomplished senior professionals and experts who now desire to expand their sphere of impact and influence.

Participants of this program get to learn from Wharton’s world-renowned Talent Management experts, who share cutting-edge research and best practices that can be put into effect immediately to drive business and trigger organizational transformation. Participants also build a strong network of high-achieving peers that will continue to provide inspiration, guidance and support long after the program has ended.

Blended Learning - Uniquely Experiential, Self-Paced & Flexible

The program is designed and optimized specifically for the extremely busy global leader-professionals who desire their learning to be high-quality, flexible and experiential, and which they can pace and control on their own. Split into six distinct learning stages, 4 of these can be completed flexibly by participants by planning their studies according to their own convenience. The other two stages of the program involve two visits to The Wharton School for nine days of high-impact residential MasterClasses conducted by Wharton professors in The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program

Expanding Leadership Impact-Potential

The TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program arrives at a time when Talent Management clearly appears breaking free of its moorings in HR, and finally evolving into an independent, interdisciplinary function. By inspiring participants to understand explicitly the connect between Talent Management excellence and business leadership effectiveness, the program aims to transform these high-achievers into leaders of even greater impact for their departments, organizations, businesses, industry and nation.

After completing the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program successfully, participants join an exclusive international community of the most accomplished global experts in the discipline of Talent Management. TMI-Wharton Global Fellows are invited to be a part of various TMI boards, councils, and committees, and have the opportunity to join the expert review panels of various TMI publications and to get published. Further, TMI-Wharton Global Fellows of Talent Management may also have the opportunity to speak at global forums and events.

Cross-Functional and Interdisciplinary

While ideally tailored for a wide range of eminent HR professionals, experts and academics; the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program also helps address the needs of accomplished senior leaders who have proven themselves across a spectrum of other business, management and leadership functions. The content, instruction, discussions, and exchanges enable participants to leverage their experience and accomplishments, in order to prepare them for greater achievements in their careers.

The Road to Business Leadership

Key Program Takeaways

The TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program blends the expertise and thought leadership of TMI and Wharton with the convenience of flexible, self-paced learning. Participants can expect the following:

  • Self-pace and customize your own study plan to learn from worldclass TMI books and high-quality Wharton Online courses
  • Use Wharton’s knowledge to refine, strengthen and expand your perspective for leveraging talent in leading organizations through chaos
  • Enrich your philosophy and understanding of building enduring organizations and businesses through breakthrough Talent Management
  • Get the opportunity of meeting the world’s brightest thinkers and the most accomplished leader-managers in the Talent Management discipline
  • Learn new paradigms of solving organizational growth challenges using insightful Talent Management
  • Leverage the Wharton expertise in learning how to leave a lasting impact through your talent-centered leadership
  • Experience the transformative Wharton residential Masterclasses and prepare yourself for higher-impact roles in your organization and industry
  • Build conceptual linkages between business growth and Talent Management, and learn how to turn talent into a competitive advantage for organizations
  • Develop technical expertise required for leading change in industry attitudes and practices on talent-centered strategies for managing businesses
  • Harness the Wharton experience for developing a powerful network of fellow global HR leaders
  • Earning of certification from Wharton, one of the world’s most esteemed business schools, and TMI, the world’s most trusted Talent Management standards and credentialing body


Rigorous 6 Stages of Convenient Learning

The 6-stage TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program blends the immersive experience of Wharton Masterclasses with the convenience of self-pacing and planning your learning through structured text-reading (TMI-Wharton study kit) and the insightful Wharton Direct online modules. There are 38 learning themes/ modules in all – and two high-impact career management workshops held during the two Wharton MasterClasses. Participants can make their own schedule and plan to cover and complete 12 of these 38 modules, budgeting around 6-8 hours a week of focused studies.

The remaining 18 learning themes are covered during the 9 days of the action-packed and immersive residential MasterClasses on the Wharton campus in University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. These 9 days are split across two visits of 5 and 4 days - the first in Stage 3, and the second in the final, Stage 6 of the program.

STAGE 1 - Self-Paced Text-Study/ Reading

The learning Stage 1 immerses you into the evolving science of Talent Management in an exhaustive self-study mode, and helps build a common vocabulary and a core of knowledge, setting the stage for more immersive and experiential learning in the stages that follow. The three texts included in the TMI-Wharton study kit - TMI Handbook on Talent Management, #Talentastic, and Talent & the Future of Work — cover 6 important themes related to the framework and principles of Talent Management. Reading these books is essential for participants to help build the necessary conceptual understanding of Talent Management as a science, and comprehend the interdisciplinary nuances embedded in the discipline. Participants are also encouraged to read magazines, journals and blogs on Talent Management to enrich their awareness of Talent Management practices in the world. Even the busiest of professionals should be able to complete this stage with 60-80 hours of self-planned reading. All participants are required to take the online TMI certification assessment after completing this stage. Details of this stage are available in the program guide shared with participants on their TMI-Wharton dashboards.

The following are the learning themes covered during this stage:

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STAGE 1 (TEXT SELF-STUDY)

TMM-011 Defining Concepts and Perspectives in Talent Management
TMM-012 Elements of Strategy and Leadership in Talent Management
TMM-013 Critical Focus Areas of Talent Management Practice
TMM-014 International Talent Management Experiences and Insights
TMM-015 Talent Leadership Capabilities
TMM-016 Future of Work and Workforce

Please note, in addition to the mandatory online certification assessment, participants are also required to submit a business essay for this stage, which is graded and included in the list of assessments influencing the Global Fellow certification and program-completion decisions.

STAGE 2 - Self-Paced Wharton Direct Online Learning – Part 1

Immediately after stage 1, participants engage in asynchronous online learning on Wharton Direct. They take 3 exclusive course-modules, which are standalone, modular, and designed for anytime study. The expected effort required to complete this stage is around 15-20 hours of self-paced learning. With content powered by latest research, these courses tap the world-renowned Wharton expertise and instruction in leadership, people analytics, and socio-cultural dynamics affecting management of talent and human capital in the 21st century.

The following table lists the courses and modules of Stage 2:

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STAGE 2 (WHARTON DIRECT ONLINE LEARNING PART-1)

TWW-111 Global Trends for Business and Society
TWW-112 Managing Social and Human Capital
TWW-113 People Analytics

The Wharton online courses can be accessed through personal access logins provided individually to participants. Tests and quizzes are for monitoring comprehension and learning progress only. However, all participants must submit a 3,000-word business essay during this stage, and scores of this assignment impact the certification decision.

N.B: These courses are not delivered live. The sessions by Wharton professors and learning material etc., are stored in the cloud and Global Fellow participants are given exclusive access rights through private logins. This arrangement ensures that participants enjoy the convenience of studying the online modules any time they may desire to. The online course-modules listed above have made the program after an extensive assessment of their utility for participants in their careers. However, TMI and Wharton may replace them with other courses in the interest of the quality of learning we desire to deliver under the program. All participants are informed sufficiently in advance about all such changes to help them plan their studies.

Stage 3 – The Wharton MasterClass-1 (On-Campus, Residential)

This stage is a mandatory, intensive five-day Wharton MasterClass conducted at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. There are 16 themes covered in this stage, including a combination of classroom sessions, workshops, assignments, and case discussions. The sessions are designed for experiential learning in critical dimensions of Talent Management practice and leadership in real-life organizational scenarios.

The table below summarizes the courses to be completed in this stage of the Global Fellow program:

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STAGE 3 - WHARTON MASTERCLASS - 1 (5-DAY PROGRAM)

TWM-211 Building a Talent Management Mindset
TWM-212 Enhancing Social Capital Through Right Networks
TWM-214 Bridging HR and Business Strategy
TWM-215 The War for Talent
TWM-216 Managing Careers: Yours and Others
TWM-217 Building Effective Talent Systems
TWM-218 Effective Talent Acquisition
TWM-219 Negotiating Effectively to Manage Conflicts
TWM-220 Managing in a Matrix
TWM-221 Career Management and Succession Planning
TWM-222 Judgment and Decision Making: The Logic of Chance
TWM-223 Planning for Internal and External Staffing
TWM-224 Managing Talent Management
TWM-225 Enriching Talent and Human Capital in Organizations
TWM-226 Improving Retention Through Motivating Talent
TWM-227 Insights on Strategic Use-Cases of Talent Management in Business

All learning resources, texts, and cases are provided by Wharton. Assessments during this stage are conducted by Wharton faculty during the sessions, and may come in verbal, pen-and-paper, or online forms. Assessments cover both comprehension of the concepts discussed and the ability to apply the learning.

N.B: The themes listed above have made the program after an extensive assessment of their utility for participants in their careers. However, TMI and Wharton may replace them with other courses in the interest of the quality of learning we desire to deliver under the program. All participants are informed sufficiently in advance about all such changes to help them plan their studies.

STAGE 4 (THE CASE PROJECT)

Developing business cases for change is among the key tasks of senior leaders. This intensive stage is dedicated to learning how to build a detailed business case by applying the knowledge and skills that you will have learned on campus and during the coursework. You will be required to build a case that focuses on a critical business issue having significant Talent Management implications for your company. Participants will have to refer to the case development guide provided to them to understand the basic process and techniques for developing a good case, and also read examples of business cases to enrich their perspective of case-building.

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STAGE 4 (CASE PROJECT)

TMM-017 Case Development Principles and Techniques

This critical component of the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program will help you connect your learning to your real-time challenges, and provide a concrete framework for helping you learn how to structure and construct a business challenge into a case that can be used for building solution and strategy alternatives. Participants should ideally commence this stage almost immediately after the completion of Stage 3 MasterClass -1 at Wharton. It should take around 10-15 hours of self-paced study and case preparation to complete, and the case prepared must be submitted within 30 days of the conclusion of the residential Wharton MasterClass-1 in Stage 3.

Stage 5 – Self-Paced Wharton Direct Online Learning – Part 2

Within three months of completing Stage 4, program participants engage in the second round of asynchronous online learning on Wharton Direct. There are 2 Wharton online courses to be taken by participants – all designed for self-planned study. This stage of learning will refresh your understanding on a variety of issues inter-linking strategy, business, Talent Management, and leadership. Videos and presentations from Wharton professors are designed to address the needs of senior executives for building a global perspective about how businesses unit and Talent Management interface. Estimated time required to complete this stage is 6-10 hours. They will help prepare you for your second residential Wharton MasterClass experience in Stage 6.

The table below summarizes these courses:

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STAGE 5 (WHARTON DIRECT ONLINE LEARNING PART-2)

TWW-114 Deriving Competitive Advantage through Business Strategy
TWW-115 Inspiring Teams for Continuous Learning

The Wharton online courses can be accessed through a login provided to each participant. Tests and quizzes are for monitoring comprehension and learning progress only. However, as in Stages 1 and 2, participants must submit a 3,000-word business essay during this stage, and scores of this assignment impact the certification decision.

N.B: These courses are not delivered live. The sessions by Wharton professors and learning material etc., are stored in the cloud and Global Fellow participants are given exclusive access rights through private logins. This arrangement ensures that participants enjoy the convenience of studying the online modules any time they may desire to. The online course-modules listed above have made the program after an extensive assessment of their utility for participants in their careers. However, TMI and Wharton may replace them with other courses in the interest of the quality of learning we desire to deliver under the program. All participants are informed sufficiently in advance about all such changes to help them plan their studies.

Stage 6 – The Residential Wharton MasterClass-2 (On-Campus)

The final stage of the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program includes an intensive four days of Wharton MasterClass 2, featuring a high-powered series of learning across success-critical themes related to leadership in Talent Management and managing your global growth and career.

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STAGE 6 (RESIDENTIAL WHARTON MASTERCLASS-2)

TWG-411 Deriving Competitive Advantage through Effective Talent Management
TWG-412 Stewarding Talent Brand Effectively for Stronger Customer Brands
TWG-413 Design Thinking, Transformation & Talent Management
TWG-414 CHRO Insights on Global Talent Management
TWG-415 Driving Market Leadership through Talent Management
TWG-416 Building Talent Management into Business Strategy
TWG-417 Global Trends & Leading Edge Practices in Talent Management
TWG-418 Role of Talent Management in Scaling-up Businesses
TWG-419 Fueling Innovation & Organizational Agility through Talent Management
TWG-420 Managing Leadership Careers in HR & Talent Management

The detailed schedule for this MasterClass shall be shared with participants in advance to help them plan travel/ visit to Wharton. All learning resources, texts, and cases are provided by Wharton. Assessments during this stage are conducted by Wharton faculty during the sessions, and may come in verbal, pen-and-paper, or online forms. Assessments cover both comprehension of the concepts discussed and the ability to apply the learning. At the end of the workshop, the results of these assessments are included in the credentialing decision.

N.B: The themes listed above have made the program after an extensive assessment of their utility for participants in their careers. However, TMI and Wharton may replace them with other courses in the interest of the quality of learning we desire to deliver under the program. All participants are informed sufficiently in advance about all such changes to help them plan their studies.

Assessments

There are 10 special assessments to track your learning progress and qualify you for certifications. All assessments during the Wharton residential MasterClasses are conducted by Wharton faculty, while those in the other four stages are done by TMI.

The assessments include three business essay assignments – one each for Stages 1, 2, and 5; four on-campus assessments during the Wharton MasterClass-1; one case-writing project; one assessment during the Wharton MasterClass-2; and the certification assessment at the end of Stage 1. This is a 60-minute, online certification exam to be taken by every Global Fellow program participant after completing the Stage 1 self-study program. Details on scheduling and exam logistics shall be shared at the commencement of the program.

For more details, write to us at globalfellow@tmi.org

The Ideal Participant

Applicants to the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program in Talent Management are all thought-leading high-achievers and impact-makers in their organizations and industries, who desire to accelerate their personal and professional growth, and enhance their sphere of influence and impact through insightful practice of Talent Management.

The program is highly selective with a small class-size, and hand-picks from a large set of global applications. Applicants who have exhibited a continuous streak of rapid professional growth, learning, leadership and impact are selected. Some of the most suitable applicants for this program would be directors, SVP/ VPs, heads of HR function, talent leaders as well as business school professors/ educators, organizational learning & design experts, researchers and consultants in HR and related fields. We also strongly encourage applications from senior professionals whose responsibilities have a significant interface with Talent Management. SVPs/ VPs and directors of mission-critical functions like engineering, sales, and R&D would find this program highly suitable for their leadership and success needs. Applicants with STMP™ or GTML™ credentials from TMI - or those who have completed the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow program - can also apply under the TMI-Wharton Alumni Privileges program.

The Candidacy Tracks

Applications for admission to the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program can be made under any of the 5 candidacy tracks:

  • The Track for Senior HR Leaders & Experts
    This track is open for directors, SVP/ VPs, heads of HR function, talent leaders as well as business school professors/ educators, organizational learning & design experts, researchers and consultants in HR and related fields, who have earned eminence in their long careers of 15 years or more for the impact they have made to their organizations and Talent Management and human resource practices in their industry nationally and internationally. All applicants from this track should ideally at least hold a Bachelor's degree in HRM/ Business/ Management or related disciplines from an accredited institution.

  • The Academic & Research Expertise Track
    This track is ideal for knowledge creators, educators and explorers of the frontiers of business and management, with a special interest in the discipline of Talent Management and its role in organizational health, sustenance and growth. The applicants would ideally hold a Doctorate/ PhD in any of the business/ management/ HR or related subjects/disciplines and engaged in teaching and research in these areas for 10 years of more. Those completing their doctorates are also encouraged to apply.

  • The Young Leaders Track
    This track is for those exceptionally bright young HR professionals having a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with years of accomplished experience, who have zoomed to great career heights and senior positions earlier and faster than normal due to their brilliance and zeal to propel business. Also, exceptional young leaders who have made their international mark in a short time through their accomplishments across business functions including, but not limiting to: product management, engineering, sales, business development and R&D are welcome to apply.

  • The Associate Fellow Exclusive
    This track is for applicants who have successfully completed the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow program in Talent Management and passed all prescribed assessments. If admitted, applicants under this track will join the Stage 4 of the Global Fellow program.

  • The Track for Leaders from Non-HR Functions/ Areas
    This track is for those brilliant non-HR leader-professionals who are heads of departments, or who lead mission-critical business or management functions and change-projects, and who have Talent Management embedded strongly in their leadership responsibilities. They are seasoned campaigners with 20 years or more of experience behind them, towering over their peers in accomplishments, and hold at least a good Bachelor's degree from a university of renown.



Application and Selection

Application Process

The Application Form for the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program can be found here, or by clicking the Apply Now tab appearing in multiple places on this page. Please read the program details carefully. Applicants are NOT required to pay any fee at the time of submission of their application. The payment process begins only after an applicant has been selected for the program. Importantly, TMI-Wharton Associate Fellows can directly qualify, and GTML™ certified applicants can directly pre-qualify for the Global Fellow Program under the TMI-Wharton Alumni Privileges facility. However, the final admission decision will vest with the program admissions committee. For more information on the Global Fellow application process, please email us at globalfellow@tmi.org

Selection & Admission Process

Selection for admission in the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program involves assessment of applications in two sequential stages. Candidacy Verification is the first stage in which, applicants’ educational and work backgrounds are matched with and verified against the prescribed Global Fellow candidacy norms. Only applicants meeting these candidacy norms are declared qualified for consideration in the final Profile Evaluation stage. Applicants passing the Profile Evaluation stage are finally selected for admissions and sent admission offers.

All Global Fellow applications are managed and evaluated by a special TMI-Wharton program management team, and the final admission decisions are taken by the Applications & Candidacy Management Office. The decisions of the Applications & Candidacy Management Office for all applications are final, and are emailed individually to applicants. Applicants who finally qualify for admissions, receive an assigned TMI-Wharton login to complete the admission-offer acceptance and payment process. Acceptance, selection, and admission decisions are not based on applicants’ race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability.

Once the fee is paid, applicants become participants of the Global Fellow program, and they are advised on the logistics of the program. Further, TMI-Wharton Associate Fellows will earn a direct technical qualification for admission into the Global Fellow program under the TMI Wharton Upgrade Facility. However, their final admission decision will entirely vest in the discretion of the admissions committee.

Participants facing a challenge in completing their program due to personal reasons in a particular edition can request for a deferment to the next edition. This deferment will permit them to resume the program with participants of the next edition of the program, exactly from the stage where they paused in the last edition.

Pre-Qualification & Qualification Norms:

  • Applicants who have earned a Pre-Qualification under upgrade or equivalence facilities are exempted from the Candidacy Verification stage and move direct to the Stage 2 of Profile Evaluation.
  • Applicants who have earned a direct Qualification under any upgrade or equivalence facilities can be directly considered for admissions as their Profiles have already been assessed as admission-worthy.

The TMI-Wharton Alumni Privileges Program

Under the TMI-Wharton Alumni Privileges program, executives and leaders who have successfully completed the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow program or those who are GTML™ certified by TMI enjoy special privileges in the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow Program. Applicants who are TMI-Wharton Associate Fellows qualify for direct admissions in the Global Fellow program, and are exempt from Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Global Fellow program under the Alumni Privileges mode, and required to complete only Stages 4, 5 and 6. GTML™ certified applicants, pre-qualify straight into the admission stage 2 of the Global Fellow Program, skipping the candidacy approval stage.

It should be noted that individuals completing both, the Global Fellow and Associate Fellow programs successfully, are permitted to retain only the Global Fellow designation/ qualification, and the Associate Fellow designation will automatically expire for such participants.

Program Fee

The fee for the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program for new applicants is USD $23,250. The fee can be paid through credit/debit cards or electronic bank transfer. The My Payments tab on the applicant’s myTMI-Wharton dashboard carries detailed information about the amount and modes of payment. Wharton alumni and applicants with full-time academic or research positions in recognized universities and business schools receive a 10 percent fee waiver. Applicants who have already completed the TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow program have to pay USD $6,400 as the Global Fellow fee. Alumni Privileges policy is also applicable for GTML™ certified applicants, and they should check out their MyTMI dashboards for the special alumni fee offer. There are no other scholarships, fellowships, or grants awarded for this program.

If you receive an offer of admission for an edition of the Global Fellow program, you will be required to complete the admission formalities by a prescribed deadline, beyond which, an unaccepted admission offer shall automatically expire. You can formally accept the admission offer and complete other formalities online by logging into your myTMI-Wharton dashboard as explained in the instructions sent on your email. When you accept your offer, you must also pay the program fee, which includes a non-refundable admission deposit of USD $1,250, to secure your place in the program and which is credited toward your program fee. The balance of the program fee, if not paid in full, is billed immediately after your acceptance of the admission offer, and it must be paid by the prescribed deadline to complete admission formalities before beginning the program.

The Global Fellow Program fee is inclusive of:

  • Program application fee
  • Program tuition/instruction fee
  • Cost (including shipping) of all Global Fellow learning resources (printed/offline/online)
  • Wharton program fee
  • Accommodation and meals at Wharton for the duration of two programs
  • All applicable international taxes

The Global Fellow Program fee does not cover:

  • Cost of international or domestic air travel to and from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Airport transfer costs
  • Incidentals and out-of-pocket expenses
  • Travel and health insurance

Currently, and until further notice, the fee can only be paid in U.S. dollars. Digital and cryptocurrencies are not accepted. Payment for company-sponsored participants can be done via electronic checks or wire transfers, and further information may be sought by writing to tmiwharton@credforce.com


Faculty

Peter Cappelli
Peter Cappelli, Academic Director
George W. Taylor Professor of Management
Director, Wharton’s Center for Human Resources
Academic Director, TMI-Wharton Programs on Talent Management

Research Interests: Human-resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management



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Wharton MasterClass 1, Aug 6 - Aug 10, 2018
Wharton MasterClass 2, Dec 5 - Dec 8, 2018

Self-Study & Online stages commence May 2018
6-8 hours/ week of self-paced online & text-study
Early Application Deadline - March 31, 2018
Final Application Deadline - April 30, 2018