Talent Management Certification Program

TMCPTalent Management Certification Program (TMCP) is designed to help participants gain practical skills to advance in the field of Talent Management. Participants earn a distinction as a Talent Management Certified Professional (TMCP). This certification is designed to help participants advance in their leadership-development roles and internal talent management leadership roles.

This program provides participants with the skills, knowledge, best practices, tools, and resources needed to design and implement a Talent Management strategy that is aligned to the business strategy. Using an integrated Talent Management approach, you will learn how to create the strategy and implementation plan, as well as design each of the talent management components to meet your organization’s needs and facilitate the development of talent through out the entire employee life cycle.

The TM Certification Program (TMCP) is offered online, for an 8 month period, meeting 3 hours per month. Each session provides participants with tools, guidelines and interactive activities. Participants network with each other to share valuable insight. IOD’s experienced facilitators lead each session and provide coaching in- between sessions. Participants complete assignments and case studies and practice the skills learned during each session. An online final exam is provided at the end of the program to complete the certification process.

Participants will receive 8 comprehensive talent management participant guides, slides, talent management tools, resources and references.

If you are interested in gaining a certification in the field of Talent Management to advance your career potential! Register today!

Here are the benefits of gaining a TMCP Certification:

  • Build your brand as a Talent Management professional
  • Gain practical tools and guidelines to implement a strategic Talent Management system
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your current role
  • Enhance your credibility as an TM Professional
  • Help your organization align Talent Management with business goals
  • Expand your local network with other TM professionals like you, and share best practices
  • Influence leadership with expert advise
  • Earn 24 HRCI credits for recertification
  • Gain the credential “TMCP” to be recognized as a TM Certified Professional
  • Receive an official program certificate

Who should take this online TM Certification:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Training and  Development Professionals

  • OD Professionals
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • Leaders

    Online Sessions:

  • Online Sessions are 3 hrs. long and meet once a month on the same day (e.g.: 2nd Tuesday of the month). Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

Certification Requirements

  • Attend all 8 sessions over an eight-month period
  • Complete all assignments
  • Complete self-development plan
  • Complete a final examination
  • Upon completion of these requirements, you will receive your certificate via email

Online Sessions

Online Sessions are 3 hours long and meet once a month on the same day (e.g.,2nd Tuesday of the month). Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

The cost of this course is $3,800

There is a 15% discount if you register 30 or more days in advance


Features of IOD’s Certification Programs

  • Convenient
    • Connect from anywhere to the online meetings
    • Interactive sessions with experienced OD practitioners in an instructor led format
    • Virtual sessions meet once a month on the same day of the month and at the same time
  • Flexible
    • Program schedule is flexible enough to cover multiple time zones/regions
    • We understand the workplace and personal demands, in some cases we can accommodate for make-up sessions so you won’t miss the learning experience
  • Affordable
    • Group discount available for groups of 5 or more.
    • Individual payment options might be available upon request
    • Special discount for referrals and additional courses.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop and implement talent management strategies
  • Recognize how to build an employer brand for the organization to become an employer of choice.
  • Identify how to influence senior leaders and gain buy in for support, resources and accountability
  • Create strategies and implementation plans for each process within the talent management system
  • Recognize the best practices in Talent Management and learn how to implement the best practices.
  • Identify a strategy for recruiting, hiring and selecting talent.
  • Define an employee engagement strategy and implementation plan.
  • Recognize how to design an aligned performance management strategy.
  • Develop a process for career development to build a talent pool for future workforce development needs.
  • Build a process to identify and develop high potentials.

Course Outline:

  1. Business Case for Talent Management
  2. Talent Acquisition, Branding, and the Value Proposition
  3. Talent Retention, On Boarding Strategies and Employee Engagement
  4. Performance Management Systems
  5. Creating the Talent Pipeline
  6. Career Development
  7. Developing Integrated Talent Management Strategies
  8. Implementing Integrated Talent Management Strategies

Additional Resources Provided:

  • 8 Participant guides, one for each session
  • Complete set of the presentation slides each month
  • Access to over 30 guidelines and templates
  • Comprehensive list of TM publications and references.
  • Up to 6 hours of coaching and mentoring with an experienced Talent Management Professional
  • Access to career opportunities and referrals through our social media notifications
  • Access to our weekly updates and articles
  • Preferred alumni registration and discounts for additional certification programs


Professional Development Requirements

  • It is suggested that participants complete 2-3 additional courses yearly to keep their certification up to date.

I enrolled in the TMPC program as a professional development opportunity to help me elevate to the next level of my career and expand my knowledge and expertise in talent management.  The program challenged me to think at a higher strategic level and since completion of the program,  I have successfully incorporated principles taught in the program and as a result have advanced my career within my company.  I am grateful my company invests in professional development and I intend to evaluate other programs the Institute of OD offers.  I recommend other HR and OD professionals to take a certification program relevant to their field and area of interest.  It is worth the financial and time investments.

Kellie Greiner,  SPHR, SHRM-SCP



I recently completed the TMCP certification course that was given by Patti.  What an incredible experience.  I have been in Talent Acquisition for quite some time now and she was able to open my eyes to the broad spectrum of Talent Management.  Each class was very informative and provided me with many take aways.  The homework assignments are very detailed and require a lot of time and effort but they are so worth it.  If you are a talent acquisition/HR professional looking to further your education, look no further.  This class was very much worth the investment.  I am proud to say that I am now a TMCP certified professional!  Really awesome experience!!!!!

Todd Barber


I wanted to thank you and Susan for developing and facilitating such a terrific program.  The classes were very well done and I think everyone felt included in the discussions. I learned a tremendous amount from the program. I can’t tell you how useful it was to be going through the program while we were developing our Talent Management Strategic Plan.  I was able to put into practice the concepts we were learning.  This is the best way to learn!  I wish you both all the best and hope to be working with you again in the near future!

 John Milnes, Senior Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Finance


I recently took the Talent Management Certification Program from IOD and it was a rewarding experience. I truly enjoyed the wide variety of participants from all around the world, the presenters were professional ,thought provoking and engaging. The material was extremely relevant. I have applied a great deal of what I learned to my professional HR consulting business. My time taking the TMCP course was well worth the money and the effort and I would recommend TMCP to any HR professional. I will definitely be taking more programs from IOD in the near future.  

John Francis


“Thank you SO much for all your support throughout the program and professionally/personally. I really enjoyed the training sessions. I look forward to continuing to build our relationship”.


“The reinforcement of the track we are currently on as an organization and the direction we aspire to go in the future was very effective. It’s definitely a great overview of the role of the talent management/OD professional and the processes required to be effective and a good business partner”.