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Fellowship Program In Organizational HRM

WHRB Fellowship:

  1. Is an educational opportunity lasting for a minimum of 8 to 10 months
  2. Is developed by the World HR board for HR professionals seeking to enhance their leadership skills and expertise in the strategic domains of HR.
  3. Brings together forward thinking experts in leadership, strategy and manage­ment to address critical challenges, and to exchange ideas and solutions with other senior HR level participants.

The World HR Fellowship program is designed to develop the Fellow through a range of activities including:

  1. Training and reflection to support the fellow's growth - completing 6 globally popular HR certifications within 8 months.  The WHRB fellow is expected to complete all these in the merit grade and thereby show mastery
  2. Publication - Writing a comprehensive publication for WHRB under the guidance of a HR mentor. This will become a publication and the WHRB fellow would earn royalties on all further sales.
  3. Developing a new community based organization or initiative - The Fellow is guided to participate in Summits or conferences, create blogs, sites etc; to propagate and promote HR.
  4. Act as a mentor to future fellow students

Fellowships are structured to provide significant experiences and learning.   Fellows are often expected to take on a great deal of responsibility within a short span of time.

(1) Competitive for Hiring:  A fellowship adds substantially to your profile and provides you an outlook to synchronize the strategic realms of HR.

(2) Publish: You would write at least one publication and also several original articles during the program

(3) Master HR: Attending 6 global HR certifications and doing respective projects ensures expertise over the subjects of choice

 (4) Faculty/Advisors:  A fellowship gives you an opportunity to cement good relationships with faculty members who can advise you what to work on and give valuable feedback while it is still in development and guide you with the current trends in the job market. 

 (5) Network:  Success in HR career depends on "not what you know, but who you know" This is quite true of the WHRB fellowship as you attend 9 certification programs, you will be able to meet over various professionals in close quarters, and regular meetings with other fellow students would make them friends for life- like in any other academic institute

Eligibility

  • Minimum 8 years of work experience in HR 
  • Passion for driving HR in organizations.
  • Graduate degree in any discipline  ( this is also not required in people who have shown exceptional flair in HR )

Process

  1. Application forms and prospectus can be obtained by contacting World HR Board Team.
  2. You need to fill in the application form along with a statement of purpose and send it to us within the specified date.
  3. You need to undergo a psychometric and motivational test.
  4. Last round will be an interview by WHRB advisory board.
  5. Seat will be allocated based on the performance of the candidate in above all the three rounds.

 PAYMENT:

Depending upon the percentage of scholarship awarded, the payments should be made at the time of admission. The fee for the convenience can be paid in 3 equal installments program (via post dated cheques in the name of World HR Board, payable at Hyderabad) to the middle earth head office in Hyderabad.

Interview with an International Panel of Experts

The interview would be a discussion between the panelist and the candidate.

OUR PANEL MEMBERS

Padmabhushan Sree T L Shanker - IAS

Over 40 years of experience in the field of institution building  , governance and public administration. Over 100 international publications in many global magazines , written several books in the area of energy management, Public administration. Is on the board of 10 major companies and PSUs. Conferred the PadmaBhushan ( Indias 3 highest civilian honor )  by Sree APJ Kalam for services rendered in the field of administration and governance

Nandita Sanker

Close to 2 decades of experience in Operations, Consulting and Training. Visiting faculty at Indian School of business, ICFAI and IPE. Nandita is a certified faculty with City and Guilds of London and Carlton Advanced Management Institute on HR subjects.  She is one of the leading trainers for certification programs in India on the basis of both feedback and number of people trained

Aveena Gudapati

Aveena has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Osmania University (Gold Medalist), and an MBA from Columbia University, New York..  He was part of a Georgetown University team, which setup Combodias first B-school with funding from USAID. He has startup experience in building and then selling an e-learning venture. He has  trained more than 5,000 employees of various companies in India, South East Asia and the US of A. He is passionate about learning and the various philosophies which define it. He helped create a full featured art movie which won a national award. He has, in the past, been on the advisory board of several educational institutions in India.

Nitin Sanker

He is a BE - Comp Sc - IIT - Roorkee, MBA - IIM - Kolkata.  Trains in India, South East Asia, Middle East, US on a range of Leadership and HR subjects. has been a visiting faculty at IIM- Calcutta and in the Indian School of Business (ISB ) associated with the ALP program ( for CEOs, VPs and GMs ), Training of IPS probationers, Training for Mckinsey consultants etc.. Is also part of the faculty development team of the University of Jakarta and Institute of Technology - Bandung - two of Indonesia's most prestigious institutes. He is part of the editorial board of one of India's top HR journals and holds an honorary position as Executive Director of The WorldHR board. Has been cited as distinguished alumni IIM - kolkatta on their site as well as in the Wikipedia entry for IIM-C.

KRISHNA RAO

He is working as the Sr Vice President in the Matrix Laboratories and has worked as GM-HR (India & Sri Lanka) for Chevron.During the last 20+ years of work experience he has worked in diverse industries, such as Automotive, Financial intermediary, Pharmaceutical, Garment or Apparel manufacturer, and now in Oil and Gas sector. He has handled workers, signed union settlements, lead compensation and benefit surveys, large scale recruitments, setting up HR function from the scratch, setting up training function and learning centers, organization culture building initiatives, assessment and development centers leading to individual development plans (IDP's) and career development plans (CDP's), succession planning, downsizing, employee engagement, develop and implement policies, etc .

Puli Srinivas Rao

Has over 16 years of work experience in the field on IT Consulting, Staff Augmentation & Talent Acquisition, he has worked for companies like IBM, Intelligroup, Synergy & his current assignment is with Web Synergies as Head - Talent Acquisition & Business Strategy. He holds a Fellowship from WHRB & CAMI & Master's Degree in Public Personnel Management & Post Graduation Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial relations  & A Bachelor's Degree in Commerce all from Osmania University.

PURPOSE OF THIS SELECTION PROCESS

  • Is to recognize future HR leaders
  • Change the way HR is developed in organizations
  • Help produce energized culture in organizations and an organizational consciousness which promotes Human Good

QUALITIES THE CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS ARE:

We are looking for people who we feel would be leading the HR vertical in organizations over the next 5-8 year time frame.

  • Career Trajectory  of people who can be in a leadership role in HR in an organization over the next 10 year time frame
  • Passion for changing organizations  and a positive outlook towards Human Good
  • Leadership ability and behavior
  • Ability to communicate across levels and organizations

For the year 2013-2014 currently the list of programs which a WHRB Fellow is expected to complete includes the following globally accredited programs

Course Content:

  • CCBM - Certified Compensation and Benefit Manager
  • CTM - Certified Talent Manager
  • CODA - Certified Organization Development Analyst
  • CODD - Certified Organization Development Designer
  • CPCD - Certified performance and competency Developer
  • CHRAP - Certified HR Analytics Professional

You would collaborate on a Publication at the end of the program with a Mentor.

You would need to spend 5-10 hr every month for the 8 months in the spread of HR Best practices in the HR society

CAMI certification is a 2 step process:

1.  2-3 day's workshop (total 16-24hours): 20% weightage to the theories and 80% to the group activity. You devote major time in learning from your peers, creating more scope for experiential learning. Courseware/Reading Material is given in the class for the reference.


2. Project Submission- based upon the assessment guidelines, you transfer the learning immediately through your project and research work.


Every year MEC conducts close to 120 workshops. We had 160 workshops in 2010. To check for the participants response and referrals, kindly visit our web link: http://middleearthhr.com/success-stories/top-1000-referrals

The participants will get a transcript of marks mentioning the courses completed and the level of merit for each course/program after each semester.

After the successful completion of the entire Fellowship program , The final degree is that of the "Fellowship program in Organizational HRM" awarded from WorldHR Board (WHRB) and CAMI i.e. Carlton Advanced Management Institute along with the 6 individual CAMI certificates for all the 6 programs.

The program costs a total of 1, 57,500/- (The retail cost of 6 certifications is close to 1, 85, 00 lacs). There are 3 scholarships being awarded including 1 seat for full scholarship.

VIMALA SANKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

It is awarded in the memory of late Mrs Vimala Sanker to a highly meritorious aspirant. It is awarded to only one person per region.  A full waiver will be given on tuition, admission fee & courseware. This scholarship will also take into account the aspirants means .i.e. his earning capacity, ability to sponsor himself, etc.  He/ she will only be charged for venue, food and certification charges.  This scholarship will be awarded to the aspirants having characteristics:

  • High potential for leadership
  • Wanting to be HR leaders
  • Have great career trajectory

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

It is awarded to the people who are high on merit and the people who are highly passionate about HR. It is awarded to two people per region. This scholarship gives a full waiver of admission and tuition fees. He/ she will only be charged for venue, food, courseware and certification charges.

MOTIVATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

It is awarded to people who are motivated to excel in their career. He/she should possess reasonable merit and means to be eligible for this scholarship. It is awarded to one person per region. 

NOTE

The number of scholarship seats depends on the discretion of interview panel and the quality of aspirants.

Process

You must do one certification a month - This would mean attending one 2-3 day workshop ( Friday-Saturday or sometimes Saturday-Sunday ) , doing a 24 hour project during the month, working at home on your time under the guidance of the mentor.

Along with this you need be part of team of HR Evangelists posting and also putting some articles or - this involves approx 5-10 hrs of work a month

In the last 2 months you need to work on your joint publication with your mentor

This period can be extended from 1 year up to a maximum of 2 years depending on available time. You can definitely do this along with your regular work as it does not need a full time dedication we feel that if a person works for 2 weekend every month and puts a couple of hrs during his regular week days. He can complete the workshop during the month.

This contact classes for this program are being held in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata only.

 You would need to spend 2 days in any one of these cities, regardless of the place you live. Thus the program is ideally suited to people living in these cities or nearby cities. In case you feel you can travel every month to these cities it does not depend where you are.

Licentiate HR Certification

WHRB's Licentiate Program

  1. It is a developmental opportunity with a duration of almost 6 months which focuses on the professional development and core HR specialization of the Licentiate aspirant.
  2. Developed by the World HR board for HR professionals seeking to expand their business knowledge and skill horizon and complement their expertise in the field of HR.
  3. Industry relevant course gives a winning edge and helps the aspirant to move ahead with an accelerated pace.

The WHRB Licentiate program is designed to develop the aspirant through a range of activities including:

  • Training and reflection to support the individual's growth – completing4 popular Global HR certifications within 6 months.  The WHRB Licensed Aspirant is expected to complete all these at least in the merit grade and thereby show mastery.
  • Four real time projects based on the global HR practices of various organizations.
  • Opportunity for Networking with HR leaders and top professionals
  • Mentoring sessions by some highly industry experienced people who hold experience of around 18-25 years and have distinguished their Leadership in various domains of HR specifically.

Licentiates are structured to provide significant experiences and learning aspirants are often expected to take on a great deal of responsibility quickly. Generally, fellows are provided with unique experiences that are not typically available to someone in a working function in an organization. Other top benefits

 (1) Competitive Edge: A Licentiate adds substantially to your profile by providing you exposure to real time case studies, situations and global practices.

(2) Master HR: Attending 4 HR global certifications and doing real time projects ensures mastery over the subjects of choice

 (4)  Faculty/Advisers:  WHRB Licentiate provides you exclusive guidance under industry experienced faculties who come from colleges like IIMs, XLRI etc., and hold positions like GM, Head (HR), AVP in the companies like Infosys, Wipro, Citigroup, DE Shaw, HCL, Airtel etc. It gives you an opportunity to cement or develop good relationships with faculty members who can advise you what to work on, comment on and critique your work while it is still in development and support and advise you while on the job market. 

(5) Network:  Sometimes career success in HR is "not what you know, but who you know".  This is quite true of the WHRB Licentiate. As you attend various certifications you will be able to meet over various HR professionals in close quarters, regular meetings with other aspirants would make them friends for life- like in any other academic institute.

Eligibility

1) Post Graduation in HR or minimum 1 year of industry experience.

2) Excellent oral and written communication skills
3) Zeal and high passion for driving HR
4) As per Global EEOC Diversity Norms - There is no age, gender bar

Process

Step 1: You need to fill in an application form

Step 2: A round of Telephonic interview and psychometric Assessment.

Interview with an International Panel of Experts

The interview would be a discussion between the panelist and the candidate.

OUR PANEL MEMBERS

Padmabhushan Sree T L Shanker – IAS

Over 40 years of experience in the field of institution building  , governance and public administration. Over 100 international publications in many global magazines , written several books in the area of energy management, Public administration. Is on the board of 10 major companies and PSUs. Conferred the PadmaBhushan ( Indias 3 highest civilian honor )  by Sree APJ Kalam for services rendered in the field of administration and governance

Nandita Sanker

Close to 2 decades of experience in Operations, Consulting and Training. Visiting faculty at Indian School of business, ICFAI and IPE. Nandita is a certified faculty with City and Guilds of London and Carlton Advanced Management Institute on HR subjects.  She is one of the leading trainers for certification programs in India on the basis of both feedback and number of people trained

Aveena Gudapati

Aveena has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Osmania University (Gold Medalist), and an MBA from Columbia University, New York..  He was part of a Georgetown University team, which setup Combodias first B-school with funding from USAID. He has startup experience in building and then selling an e-learning venture. He has  trained more than 5,000 employees of various companies in India, South East Asia and the US of A. He is passionate about learning and the various philosophies which define it. He helped create a full featured art movie which won a national award. He has, in the past, been on the advisory board of several educational institutions in India.

Nitin Sanker

He is a BE – Comp Sc - IIT – Roorkee, MBA - IIM – Kolkata.  Trains in India, South East Asia, Middle East, US on a range of Leadership and HR subjects. has been a visiting faculty at IIM- Calcutta and in the Indian School of Business (ISB ) associated with the ALP program ( for CEOs, VPs and GMs ), Training of IPS probationers, Training for Mckinsey consultants etc.. Is also part of the faculty development team of the University of Jakarta and Institute of Technology - Bandung - two of Indonesia's most prestigious institutes. He is part of the editorial board of one of India's top HR journals and holds an honorary position as Executive Director of The WorldHR board. Has been cited as distinguished alumni IIM - kolkatta on their site as well as in the Wikipedia entry for IIM-C.

KRISHNA RAO

He is working as the Sr Vice President in the Matrix Laboratories and has worked as GM-HR (India & Sri Lanka) for Chevron.During the last 20+ years of work experience he has worked in diverse industries, such as Automotive, Financial intermediary, Pharmaceutical, Garment or Apparel manufacturer, and now in Oil and Gas sector. He has handled workers, signed union settlements, lead compensation and benefit surveys, large scale recruitments, setting up HR function from the scratch, setting up training function and learning centers, organization culture building initiatives, assessment and development centers leading to individual development plans (IDP's) and career development plans (CDP's), succession planning, downsizing, employee engagement, develop and implement policies, etc .

Puli Srinivas Rao

Has over 16 years of work experience in the field on IT Consulting, Staff Augmentation & Talent Acquisition, he has worked for companies like IBM, Intelligroup, Synergy & his current assignment is with Web Synergies as Head – Talent Acquisition & Business Strategy. He holds a Fellowship from WHRB & CAMI & Master's Degree in Public Personnel Management & Post Graduation Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial relations  & A Bachelor's Degree in Commerce all from Osmania University.

PURPOSE OF THIS SELECTION PROCESS

  • Is to recognize future HR leaders
  • Change the way HR is developed in organizations
  • Help produce energized culture in organizations and an organizational consciousness which promotes Human Good

QUALITIES THE CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS ARE:

We are looking for people who we feel would be leading the HR vertical in organizations over the next 5-8 year time frame.

  • Career Trajectory  of people who can be in a leadership role in HR in an organization over the next 10 year time frame
  • Passion for changing organizations  and a positive outlook towards Human Good
  • Leadership ability and behavior
  • Ability to communicate across levels and organizations

For the year 2013-2014 currently the list of programs which a WHRB Fellow is expected to complete includes the following globally accredited programs

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS UNDER LICENTIATE HR GENERALIST CURRICULUM

  • CRA – Certified recruitment Analyst
  • CPCD – Certified performance and competency Developer
  • CCBM – Certified Compensation and Benefit Manager
  • CHRAP – Certified HR Analytics Professional

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS UNDER LICENTIATE T&D SPECIALIST CURRICULUM

  • CLDM – Certified Learning and Development Manager
  • MTF – Master Trainer and Facilitator
  • CPTP – Certified Psychometric Testing Professional
  • CID – Certified Instructional Designer

CAMI certification is a 2 step process:

1.  2-3 day's workshop (total 16-24hours): 20% weightage to the theories and 80% to the group activity. You devote major time in learning from your peers, creating more scope for experiential learning. Courseware/Reading Material is given in the class for the reference.
2. Project Submission- based upon the assessment guidelines, you transfer the learning immediately through your project and research work.
Every year MEC conducts close to 120 workshops. We had 160 workshops in 2010. To check for the participants response and referrals, kindly visit our web-link :http://middleearthhr.com/success-stories/top-1000-referrals

The participants will get a transcript of marks mentioning the courses completed and the level of merit for each course/program after each semester.

After the successful completion of the entire Licentiate program , The final degree is that of the "Licentiate HR Generalist program" or "Licentiate T&D Specialist program" awarded from World HR Board (WHRB) and CAMI i.e. Carlton Advanced Management Institute of US; along with the 4 individual CAMI certificates for all the 4 programs.

The program costs a total of 1, 00,000/- (The retail cost of 4 certifications is close to 1, 25, 000 lacs). There are 3 scholarships being awarded including 1 seat for full scholarship.

VIMALA SANKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

It is awarded in the memory of late Mrs Vimala Sanker to a highly meritorious aspirant. It is awarded to only one person per region.  A full waiver will be given on tuition, admission fee & courseware. This scholarship will also take into account the aspirants means .i.e. his earning capacity, ability to sponsor himself, etc.  He/ she will only be charged for venue, food and certification charges.  This scholarship will be awarded to the aspirants having characteristics:

  • High potential for leadership
  • Wanting to be HR leaders
  • Have great career trajectory

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

It is awarded to the people who are high on merit and the people who are highly passionate about HR. It is awarded to two people per region. This scholarship gives a full waiver of admission and tuition fees. He/ she will only be charged for venue, food, courseware and certification charges.

MOTIVATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

It is awarded to people who are motivated to excel in their career. He/she should possess reasonable merit and means to be eligible for this scholarship. It is awarded to one person per region.

NOTE

The number of scholarship seats depends on the discretion of interview panel and the quality of aspirants.

You must do one certification a month – This would mean attending one 2-3 day workshop ( Friday-Saturday or sometimes Saturday-Sunday ) , doing a 24 hour project during the month, working at home on your time under the guidance of the mentor.

The course can be done in the span of 6 months. You can definitely do this along with your regular work as it does not need a full time dedication. We feel that if a person works for 2 weekend every month and put a couple of hrs during his regular week days. He can complete a course during the month.

This contact classes in India for this program are being held in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata only.

 You would need to spend 2 days in any one of these cities, regardless of the place you live. Thus the program is ideally suited to people living in these cities or nearby cities. In case you feel you can travel every month to these cities it does not depend where you are.