The TMI-Wharton Associate Fellow Program is comprised of three learning stages covering 25 courses that take place over nine months (although it is possible to complete it in as few as six): self-study, Wharton online learning, and a five-day Wharton Master Class held at the school’s Philadelphia campus. Assessments are continuous through the three stages and the Associate Fellow of Talent Management credential is awarded to participants completing/ qualifying all assessment requirements.
Highly selective, the program is limited to 40 high-potential HR professionals. Participants will develop greater confidence as leaders, more capable of facing the range of professional challenges inherent in a dynamically changing workplace. They will learn from world-renowned talent management experts who share cutting-edge research and best practices that can be put into effect immediately. Participants will also build a strong network of high-achieving peers that continues to provide guidance and support long after the program has ended.
Transformational Learning in Three Stages
This program provides three distinct learning experiences:
Stage one: A program of self-study provides a current examination of the evolving science of talent management. This stage will build a common vocabulary and core of knowledge, setting the stage for the learning that follows.
Stage two: Three exclusive Wharton online courses offer world-renowned expertise and instruction in leadership, HR management, and people analytics.
Stage three: A five-day Master Class, led by Wharton professors at the school’s Philadelphia campus, is an intensive learning experience designed to grow and strengthen professional expertise. Instruction includes the latest research and best practices while leveraging the knowledge, experience, and insights of the participants. This stage was designed to empower participants to transform their organizations and the HR profession. A certification qualifying exam is given at the conclusion of the Master Class.
Participants must submit a business essay at the completion of the first two stages.
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.
Please visit TMI's website to read the detailed course structure.
Talent Management Institute
This program is developed in partnership with the Talent Management Institute, a global leader in talent management credentialing for executives and organizations. TMI also provides research-based standards and frameworks that support the integration of talent management into both organizational HR practices and managerial and leadership responsibilities.