TMCP taught me that talent management is a strategic and comprehensive approach to developing any organization’s most important asset-its people. The talent manager has a view of people management that is more expansive than that of a normal human resources person and has a keen appreciation for the need to understand the requirements of business processes for talent. Understanding every phase of the talent management cycle is a big challenge. There is so much to learn.
I immediately applied the TMCP lesson on “creating a workforce planning strategy” to write a 5- page strategy paper for my agency that provided senior leaders their first true look at our career field’s requirements five years from now. Now we have a target to which we can build and acquire new talent that will have all the skills and knowledge our agency will need to be
successful in the future. This, and all other lesson modules, helped me to better understand the level of maturity of my agency’s talent management functions, and to lay out a plan to improve them.
Because I am nearing the end of my current career, my objective was not to use this certification to further my own career, but to evaluate it as a possible opportunity for many other talent managers in my agency to take to improve their careers. From the standpoint that it helped me, as a leader in talent management, to identify area for improvement and to act on them, it was valuable for my performance as well.
I believe the single most valuable experience during my certification was reading the case studies of other organizations and how they used talent management approaches to improve their organizational performance and employee retention. Seeing how TMCP theory works in the real world really drove the point home for me.
Patti Dammann is an outstanding instructor, she asks thought provoking questions that stimulate class discussion. She was always well prepared. Well Done! — EH
“I recently completed the TMCP Program and it was wonderful! My instructor Patti was extremely knowledgeable, well organized, and the material was best-in-class. This program rounded out my current TM role and knowledge, and I’ve been able to use concepts and frameworks from the course immediately! My skill set has been vastly increased and improved from this program and I highly recommend this course”
Julie Featherstone – Talent Management Director
I enrolled in the TMCP 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!!!!!
In my position as a Lead Talent Management specialist, I was keen to do justice to my role. Managing talent is my passion and this led me to initiate a wide search for a fit for purpose accredited course.
Going back and forth after a period of 6 months I was convinced that the Talent Management Certification Program with IOD was indeed a program designed to suit my needs. I wanted to feel confident in supporting the Talent pipeline in an environment encompassing multiple generations and widely diverse with an approximate 72 different nationalities.
I must admit I was quite apprehensive at the start as I was geographically dispersed miles away and had to actively engage myself in a session that was scheduled from 1:30 – 4:30 am.
On completing my first session, I was taken aback, I loved communicating with Susan. Susan holds rich knowledge in the field of Talent Management. She beautifully managed active participation between all course participants, and most importantly time flew by so quickly as the discussions were absolutely engaging. I had prepared myself a potful of strong coffee and all I consumed was half a cup, this is simply to express how interesting the session was.
At the end of the session I felt really great as I had found a Coach, Mentor and friend in Susan. Even though we are miles apart, I was able to reach out to her at any time.
The materials provided are simple , easy to understand and implement. This rich learning experience has given birth to a new me, a woman who is confident and positive that she will continuously support the overflowing challenges in the field of Talent Management.
I strongly recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about TM and eager to find a new friend and Mentor.
Lyncia Miranda, Lead Talent Management Specialist, Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar
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.
“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”.