Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP)

Course Objectives

Day One Course Outline Key Topics
Talent Management Context Talent management aligned with strategy
Talent management by the numbers
Strategic Workforce Planning:
Background and Context
Pace of change
Latest research
Workforce planning evolution
Operational versus strategic workforce planning
Workforce Planning in Action Assessment of workforce planning maturity
Rex Healthcare
Business Strategy Strategy first
Competitive differentiation map
Examples of strategic statements
Strategic alignment
What to do if you do not know the strategy
Differentiated Segments Four stages of workforce differentiation
Segmenting roles
A spectrum of roles
Examples of critical roles
Competencies for critical roles
Pivotal roles
Activity: Case Study
Environmental Scan Quantitative and qualitative information
Environmental scan quadrants
Internal supply: Profile and trend data
External supply
Internal demand
External demand
Risk assignment to environmental factors
Activity: Case Study
Current State Marketing segmentation
Current state workforce supply groups
Workforce data
Examples of current state data
Day 1 Summary Summary
Tomorrow’s Agenda
Day Two Course Outline Key Topics
Introduction Recap day 1
Preview day 2
Activity: Exam preparation
Futuring Possible futures
Futuring techniques
Limits of forecasting
The no change future state
Scenario planning
Examples of a scenario matrix
Steps in building scenarios
The targeted future state
Activity: Case Study
Gap Analysis Examples of gap dimensions
All gaps are not equal
The gap template
Prioritization of gaps
Action Planning Solutions to close gaps
6 Bs for skill acquisition and development
Work design
Rewards and recognition
Manage and Lead
Activity: Case Study
Monitor and Report Reporting standards
Progress tracking template
Getting Started Compelling cases for workforce planning
Workforce planning skills
Roles and responsibilities
The SWP workshop session
Walkthrough assessment and getting started toolkit
Requirements for the SWP certification
Conclusion Summary
Key learnings
Next steps