Talent Pipeline Management
Save time, save money, and get the talent you need. Communities across the world are applying the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) framework to the most pressing workforce challenges. The result? Scalable, sustainable talent supply chains that create shared value for all.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation developed Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) to advance authentic employer leadership in building high-performing talent pipelines. Built by business, for business, TPM provides employers and their education and workforce development partners with strategies and tools to co-design talent supply chains that connect learners and workers to jobs and career advancement opportunities. Supported by the TPM framework and delivered through the TPM Academy®, TPM facilitates change management to achieve better outcomes for all partners.
Top Benefits of TPM Include:
- Built on industry best practices
- Authentically employer-led
- Generates granular, actionable data on employer demand
- Provides a structured and agile process for collective action and decision making
- Engages the full spectrum of talent sourcing providers
- Creates shared value, competitiveness, and accountability
- Focused on employer ROI
Get Familiar with the Curriculum
The TPM Academy custom curriculum is comprised of six chapters, one for each TPM strategy, together serving as a handbook for implementing TPM. The accompanying web tools bring the curriculum to life and support business organizations leading these efforts.
The TPM Academy
The TPM Academy trains business, workforce, economic development, and education leaders on the TPM framework, a demand-driven strategy to create career pathways for students and workers with talent pipelines aligned to dynamic business needs. Whether facilitated in-person or online and on demand via our TPM Co/Lab™ learning platform, the TPM Academy equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to implement talent supply chain solutions that create shared value for students, workers, education and training partners, and employers using our custom TPM Academy curriculum. TPM Academy graduates can take an assessment to demonstrate they understand the TPM framework and earn a credential to be recognized as a TPM Talent Supply Chain Manager.
The TPM Academy is an online training developed so you can build a better workforce. Our Academy has learning tracks for employers, employer associations, and education/training providers to apply relevant information to your role within the supply chain.
Across four phases of our nation’s talent pipeline, we explore the stories of employers investing in the workforce of today and tomorrow to close the skills gap.
TPM National Learning Network
The TPM National Learning Network (NLN) includes individuals participating in or having completed the TPM Academy, making up a peer network that benefits from sharing best practices. The TPM NLN engages in ongoing activities including quarterly and special topic webinars and biannual summits to provide networking and continued learning opportunities. Members of this network can advance to become mentors and advisors as TPM Fellows and may advance further to become TPM Academy Faculty.Learn More
TPM Resource Guide
This guide provides a set of resources that can be used to explore how TPM can be leveraged—as a framework as well as a set of strategies—to build stronger employer and opportunity population partnerships to support talent that experiences barriers to employment.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has recently named 13 new Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) Fellows.
The historic transformation from industrial economies to technology-enabled, knowledge-based economies is disrupting the skills needs of employers.
For the past nine years, the U.S. Chamber Foundation has sought to tackle the all-too-common challenge of successfully preparing talent for the work of today and tomorrow and ensure their skills align to employers’ needs. To achieve the type of behavior and systems change needed, we believed the approach had to be a significant departure from traditional workforce development efforts.
Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) initiative videos provide an overview of what TPM is all about, the six TPM strategies, a look at TPM success across industries, and testimonials from those in the field using TPM to narrow the skills gap.
Engagement with TPM does not end after the TPM Academy. The TPM National Learning Network benefits from a peer-to-peer exchange of best practices, networking, and continued learning.
Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS) received $24 million in federal funding to expand job training programs that have struggled to meet demand amid a shortage of skilled workers in the state. Garrett Sheehan, president and CEO of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, discussed the talent challenge OWS focused on when they first applied to the Good Jobs Challenge.
On Tuesday, September 27th, the U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted the 2022 National Learning Network Summit sponsored by GoEducate, with over 100 in-person attendees and more joining virtually. The Summit brought together faculty, fellows, and partners to collaborate and engage the core element of the TPM Academy® strategies through networking, immersive case studies, breakout rooms, and panels led by an array of subject specialists.
Kaiser Permanente, the California Chamber of Commerce, and Capitol Impact employed Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) to better understand workforce skills gaps for current and future Kaiser Permanente construction projects and foster equitable outcomes for people entering the construction industry.
As businesses work to find talent amongst high labor shortages, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation collected case studies from some of its TPM® partners and compiled them in the Opportunity Knocks report to shed light on the following five lessons to leverage opportunity populations talent.
As a part of the TPM Spring Summit last week, the Chamber Foundation hosted an opportunities panel to hear from speakers on how they harnessed talent in their regions by prioritizing opportunity populations to deliver critical support in their communities.