Succession Management

Increase bench strength at all levels of your organization

Succession isn’t just about planning for changes in the C-suite. Beyond identifying future leaders, your succession management strategy should include workforce planning, skills gap analyses, and the creation of development programs to increase bench strength at all levels of the organization. Learn ways to identify and define the leadership skills you need at the top, and discover how to align and integrate those competencies throughout the company.

Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Certification

Forecast and plan the workforce your organization will need to succeed in the future.

Learn the skills required to integrate quantitative measures such as headcount planning and workforce analytics into a qualitative decision framework that can inform and transform organizational strategy.

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BlogTraining & Development

Being a Good Leadership Test and Assessment Consumer

June 20, 2013 | Warren Bobrow | HCI

Organizations and HR leaders today are facing some of the biggest and most talented labor pools in history, and navigating through this requires patience, processes, and tools. While there are many different types of tests and assessments readily available today, the sheer number can be overwhelming.


BlogLead On!

Lead On! 7 Ways To Deploy Your Grit and Gifts

June 13, 2013 | Deborah L. Parker | HCI

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- President John Quincy Adams

BlogNew Employees

New Employees: Invest or Ignore?

June 5, 2013 | Nancy Piatt | HCI

A local manufacturer recently hired me to conduct a train-the-trainer class for its senior operators. At the end of the class, I asked the participants how they could use the new skills we’d practiced. No one answered. I persisted, wanting to know what was holding them back from taking the training world—or at least the manufacturing floor—by storm. Finally they explained that training new operators was a waste of time because they just leave after a few days. Why bother?

BlogGood Leaders?

Are Your People Leaders as Good as you Think?

May 28, 2013 | William A. Schiemann | HCI

Consider the following scenario: Tom is a manager who pushes his team hard to hit performance targets, often leaving employees debilitated, with some leaving and others cynical and de-motivated. He argues, “It’s just business—we met our targets.” 


The Annual Resentment Process?

May 23, 2013 | Fabio Malagisi | HCI

Corporate America has a problem:  the annual performance review. Usually, this process starts with a self assessment, then a manager assessment, then a manager reviewing employee feedback with his or her boss. Finally, months later, an employee-manager follow up discussion is held.

BlogPromotional Problems

Your Promotion Could Be the Problem

May 16, 2013 | Wally Bock | HCI

In most organizations today, becoming a manager means that you're getting promoted. That's why you better be sure you want the job before you accept it.

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Adopting a Sales Culture

Dan Pink, Journalist, Lecturer and Author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,”  and  “To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others,” provides insight on how organizations can ...

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Tips and Tools to Sell in a Knowledge Economy

Dan Pink, Journalist, Lecturer and Author of “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,”  and “To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others,” provides applicable tips and tools for the new way ...

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Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Certification

Enroll Now: Strategic Workforce Planning Certification Program

In an economy driven by innovation, disruption and constant change, strategic workforce planning is a crucial competency for HR professionals seeking to align workforce strategy with overarching business goals.

In-Person Classes

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jun 26-27, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM +08 (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur)
Washington, DC
Jul 8-9, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
Chicago, IL
Jul 22-23, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM CDT
Dallas, TX
Jul 25-26, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM CDT
New York, NY
Aug 5-6, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT

Online Classes

Jul 25-26, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
Aug 29-30, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EDT
Sep 26-27, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
Oct 8-9, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
Nov 13-14, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EST
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Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Certification

Move your career forward.

Master strategic workforce planning, the most sought-after skill in talent management today.

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