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Global Fellow Program
in Talent Management

For Eminent & Accomplished HR Leaders Bound for Business Leadership Roles.

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Program Overview

The TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program in talent management is designed exclusively for eminent senior professionals and academics with substantial accomplishments in the discipline of talent and human resource management.

Participants 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. Participants also build a strong network of high-achieving peers that continues to provide guidance and support long after the program has ended.

Extending for approximately 12 months, the program is split into six distinct stages, and is punctuated by workshops and classroom sessions led by internationally acclaimed Wharton professors at the University of Pennsylvania. The program packs in Wharton online learning and rigorous, self-paced study of world-class texts framed on TMI’s global standards of talent management knowledge.

TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program

This year-long program brings together some of the world’s pre-eminent HR thought leaders and practitioners to explore the dynamic discipline of talent management, and to establish its connection with business growth and organizational success in the 21st century. Participants who successfully complete all requirements are awarded the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow of Talent Management credential.

For the Accomplished Leader

The TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program is designed for a wide spectrum of accomplished leaders in HR and related areas. The ideal participants include CHROs who anticipate leading an organization or business unit, HR educators, business school professors, HR researchers, HR consultants, and organizational learning experts.

Handpicking only 30 participants every year from a large set of global applications, the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program is very selective. Without exception, all participants are dynamic and creative practitioners, disruptive thinkers, imaginers, inventors, and creatives who have already made substantial contributions.

The Road to Business Leadership

The TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program in talent management is designed to develop participating HR achievers into leaders of organizations and businesses. The content, instruction, discussions, and exchanges help them leverage past experience and serve to prepare them for greater achievement. The program makes explicit the connection between talent management excellence and business leadership effectiveness, which companies across verticals and sectors today need to succeed.

The Road to Business Leadership

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.

Key Program Takeaways

  • Experience transformative personal and professional development essential for moving from HR leader to high-impact organizational leader
  • Build conceptual linkages between business growth and talent management, and gain insights about turning talent into a competitive advantage for organizations
  • Gather the conceptual and technical expertise required for leading change in industry attitudes and practices on talent-centered strategies for managing businesses
  • Develop a network of fellow global HR leaders
  • Earn certifications from Wharton, one of the world’s most esteemed business schools, and TMI, the world’s most trusted talent management standards and credentialing body


The Six Stages of Learning

The TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program in talent management completes in 15 months; however, if pursued with intensity, 12 months is distinctly achievable. The program has six stages to it, covering 30 courses/ modules in all.

STAGE 1:

The six-course 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 the learning that follows. The three texts included in the TMI study kit - TMI Handbook on Talent Management, #Talentastic, and Talent & the Future of Work — help participants build the necessary conceptual understanding of talent management as a science, and comprehend the interdisciplinary nuances embedded in the discipline. Ideally the self-study stage should be completed within two months of program commencement.

The table below summarizes the courses/ modules to be completed in this stage of the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program:

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STAGE 1 (TEXT 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 the business essay submitted for this stage is graded and included in the list of assessments influencing the certification decision.

STAGE 2:

The three Wharton online courses in this stage should be completed within three months of finishing Stage 1. Your learnings in this stage enrich and broaden your perspective about talent management.

The table below summarizes these courses:

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STAGE 2 (WHARTON ONLINE COURSE PART-1)

TWW-111 Leadership in the 21st Century
TWW-112 Managing Social and Human Capital
TWW-113 People Analytics

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, all participants must submit a 3,000-word business essay during this stage, and scores of this assignment impact the certification decision.

These courses have been included in the program after an extensive assessment of their utility for participants in their careers. TMI reserves the right to replace them with other courses in the future, and participants will be informed sufficiently in advance about all such changes to help them plan their studies.

Stage 3 – The Wharton MasterClass (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. All travel plans must be made in advance after carefully consulting the finalized MasterClass schedule.

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

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.

Stage 4 – The Case Project

This intensive stage is dedicated to developing a detailed case by applying the knowledge and skills you learn on campus and during the coursework. The case focuses on a critical business issue that has significant talent management implications for your company. Though there are no specific courses to study in this stage, participants will have to read and refer extensively to complete the assignment. A case development guide will help you understand the basic process and techniques for developing a good case. This critical component of the Global Fellow program will help you connect the learning from the program to your real-time challenges, and provide concrete steps for the practical application of program content. The case must be submitted within 30 days of the conclusion of the Stage 3 on-campus TMI-Wharton MasterClass.

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STAGE 4 (CASE PROJECT)

TWM-227 Case Development Principles and Techniques

Stage 5 – Wharton Online Learning

Within three months of completing Stage 4, Global Fellow program participants must take two Wharton online courses. This stage will refresh your understanding of a variety of issues linking strategy, business, talent management, and leadership. The videos and presentations of Wharton professors are designed to address the needs of senior executives for building a global perspective about how businesses interface with talent management and vice versa. They will help prepare you for the second on-campus Wharton experience in Stage 6.

The table below summarizes these courses:

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STAGE 5 (WHARTON ONLINE COURSE 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.

These courses have been included in the program after an extensive assessment of their utility for participants in their careers. TMI reserves the right to replace them with other courses in the future, and participants will be informed sufficiently in advance about all such changes to help them plan their studies.

Stage 6 – The Wharton Leadership Program (On-Campus, Residential)

The final stage of the Global Fellow program includes an intensive four-to-five days of Wharton executive education. Global Fellow program participants may choose any ONE of the following five Wharton modules on Leadership and Strategy & Innovation, and will attend sessions at the Wharton School for four to five days:

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STAGE 6 (WHARTON MASTERCLASS 2 - ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING)

TWG-411 Leading Organizational Change
TWG-412 Global Strategic Leadership
TWG-413 Women's Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success
TWG-415 The Strategic Decision-Making Mindset
TWG-416 Innovation for Growth: Strategies for Creating Value

The sessions of this MasterClass-2 are designed for experiential learning in critical dimensions of professional and personal leadership in real-life scenarios. Participants are required to choose any one of the above five program-themes during their first Wharton visit for the MasterClass-1. The schedule for this MasterClass shall be declared at the end of Stage Three, once all the participants have finalized their respective themes/ course-module choices. All travel plans for the MasterClass-2 visit to Wharton must be made in advance, after carefully consulting the finalized Stage Six agenda.

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.

Assessments

Though all learning stages and courses of the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program include quizzes and mini-tests to help monitor your learning progress, there are 10 special assessments that evaluate and measure your development during the program and are used to qualify you for the Global Fellow of Talent Management credential. All assessments during the Wharton residential MasterClasses are conducted by Wharton faculty, while those in the other four stages are done by TMI, including the Global Fellow Certification exam.

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 final TMI-Wharton Global Fellow certification exam.

Within 30 days of the conclusion of the on-campus MasterClass-1, you must also develop and submit a detailed, structured case that focuses on a critical business issue that has significant talent management implications for your company, or that can be resolved through talent management interventions of the kind you have studied during the program.

The final assessment is a 60-minute certification exam to be taken by every Global Fellow program participant on the final day of the Wharton MasterClass-2. For more details, write to us at globalfellow@tmi.org

The Ideal Participant

Applicants to the Global Fellow program have already achieved a high level of professional success. They may be HR executives (including CHROs), academics, researchers, educators, or consultants. All applicants must meet the work experience and education requirements of one of two candidacy tracks, and seek admittance to the program to accelerate their personal and professional growth.

The Candidacy Tracks

There are two tracks for senior HR professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to earn the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow credential:

  • Minimum Qualification Requirement
    Master's degree/master's level diploma in HRM/Business/Management/related disciplines from an accredited institution.

    Minimum Work Experience Requirement
    Fifteen years or more, with a minimum of seven years in an HR sub-function(s).

  • Minimum Qualification Requirement
    Doctorate/PhD/fellow in any aspect of HRM from an accredited institution.

    Minimum Work Experience Requirement
    Ten years or more in an HR sub–function(s) or related function(s).

Application and Selection

Application Process

Applications for the Global Fellow program can be found here or by clicking the Apply Now tab on the left of this page. 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. For more information about fees, please send an email to globalfellow@tmi.org

Selection Process

All Global Fellow applications are evaluated by the Wharton program team that manages TMI-Wharton programs. Their decisions are final, and are emailed individually to applicants. Accepted applicants receive an assigned TMI-Wharton login to complete the 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.

Program Fee

The fee for the TMI-Wharton Global Fellow program for 2018 is USD $23,250, and can be paid online through credit/debit cards or electronic bank transfer. The fee invoice and the fee tab on the program portal both carry detailed information about the amount, modes of payment, and currencies. Wharton alumni and applicants with full-time positions in recognized universities and business schools receive a 10 percent fee waiver. There are no other scholarships, fellowships, or grants awarded for this program.

If you receive an offer of admission and want to accept it, you must officially do so through the online application system by the date indicated in your admission offer. When you accept your offer, you must also pay a non-refundable admission deposit of USD $1,250, which secures your place in the program and will be credited toward your program fee. The balance of the program fee is billed immediately after acceptance of the admission offer.

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 fee@tmi.org


Faculty

Peter Capelli

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


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

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