The Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) initiative puts employers in the driver’s seat of workforce partnerships for demand-driven workforce solutions. 

Facilitated by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, the TPM Academy®:

  • Is an in-person and online training for workforce leaders to learn the TPM approach.
  • Is supported by a customized curriculum that serves as a handbook and toolkit for participants.
  • Has a companion web tool that activates the six TPM strategies to streamline data collection and visualization.
  • Provides a customizable framework for employers to create solutions that directly address the challenges they face in building high-performing talent pipelines. 

In 2019, the U.S. Chamber Foundation expanded the program and launched the first TPM Upskill Academy to support employers in improving the skills of incumbent employees and preparing them for success in new and changing roles.

TPM Academy graduates become members of the TPM National Learning Network (NLN), ambassadors of the TPM approach that regularly collaborate to learn from one another’s successes and challenges implementing TPM projects, and collectively continue to grow the initiative.

Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) CurriculumThe Curriculum

The TPM Academy curriculum is comprised of six chapters, one for each 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.

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TPM Academy Faculty

U.S. Chamber Foundation Staff

Jaimie Francis, Senior Director, Programs and Operations

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Robert G. Sheets, Research Professor, George Washington Institute of Public Policy 

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Jason Tyszko, Vice President, Center for Education and Workforce

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Peter Beard

Peter Beard, Greater Houston Partnership

Peter Beard, Senior Vice President, Greater Houston Partnership 

Peter Beard serves as Senior Vice President for Regional Workforce Development at the Greater Houston Partnership whose mission is to make the Houston region the best place to live, work and build a business. The Greater Houston Partnership is comprised of more than 1,200 member companies, and attracts community-minded business leaders who want to be involved in Houston's positive growth and influence the direction in which Houston is going. 

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Beth Davisson

Beth Davisson, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center

Beth Davisson, Executive Director, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center

Beth Davisson is the executive director of the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, and serves as the immediate past president of the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management and district director for the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. Davisson has spent more than 10 years aligning talent to the strategic plans of business.

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Jennifer Mellor

Jennifer Mellor, Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation

Jennifer Mellor, Chief Innovation Officer, Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation

Jennifer Mellor currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for Phoenix Forward, the Chamber’s economic development initiative. Jennifer also oversees the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation which focuses on workforce and community development.

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Joe Quick

Joe Quick, J. Quick Consulting

Joe Quick, Consultant, J. Quick Consulting

Joe Quick is a consultant out of Dallas, Texas with a background in workforce development, economic development, and government and non-profit association leadership. 

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