Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP)

Who Should Attend

The new Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP) curriculum is designed for individuals that are looking to become part of the solution to one of the most pressing challenges facing organizations today. The SWP is also the first rigorous “seal of approval” that talent professionals of multiple backgrounds can use to demonstrate proficiency in this burgeoning subject. This includes

  • HR Practitioners
  • HR Leadership
  • Line Recruiters
  • Talent Acquisition Management
  • Business Unit Managers and Directors
  • Corporate Operations or IT functions
  • Any dedicated team within the organization working on a Workforce Planning initiative

What You Will Learn

Recent surveys suggest that well over half of today’s organizations are “planning to plan.” That is, they know they want to begin a Workforce Planning process but don’t know where to begin or what the expected outcome should be. The SWP program offers a structured program that provides a synthesis of best practices and research along with a model to guide step by step workforce planning activities.

Successful completion of the SWP program enables organizations to benefit from a series of outcomes including:

  • An ongoing advantage in knowing what skills the organization will need and the ability to hire or develop people as needed
  • Better preparedness for business contingencies
  • Improved ability to adapt to a volatile economy and shorter product cycles
  • The ability to define future workforce gaps and present solutions for those gaps
  • Measurable action plans that can be incorporated into a human capital operating plan
  • Understanding of labor trends impacting the workforce including the effects of retirement, skills gaps, etc.