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Workforce Planning Training Conference/Symposium

Recruiting, training, and retaining a highly-skilled and motivated workforce is becoming increasingly critical, especially as competition for a limited talent pool is becoming more intense.


Conference Benefits

  1. Understand the need for workforce planning in a shrinking talent and labor market.
  2. Align the organization's strategic goals with a well-designed workforce.
  3. Understand "branding" as a strategic component of workforce planning.
  4. Know how organizational culture impacts the work environment.
  5. Approach competencies from a new perspective.
  6. Learn what factors affect retention and reduce turnover.
  7. Manage the generational mix and understand unique generational needs.
  8. Understand how succession planning relates to workforce planning.
  9. Develop customized measures and metrics that meet your specific needs.
  10. Take home tools that can be put to use immediately.


The workforce is changing. The talent needed to meet organizational goals is becoming more challenging than ever to recruit and retain. Private and public sectors are faced with major concerns as their most knowledgeable people (the baby boomers) are retiring and exiting the workforce.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the younger generation holds an average of seven careers throughout a lifetime, as opposed to the average of three for the baby-boomer generation.

Compounded with this is the reality that the education system is producing ill-equipped graduates who are unable to perform adequate reading, writing and arithmetic functions. As a result, organizations are having to rethink their recruitment, development and retention strategies to not only meet the demands of today, but tomorrow as well.

Workforce planning must now be addressed as a strategic initiative. This involves a paradigm change for many organizations that have perceived the role of the HR department and HR professionals only in tactical terms, such as in managing hiring, benefits, timekeeping & payroll, retirements, and equal opportunity.


This 3-day event will offer a roadmap for workforce planning, to include some of the most innovative tools, strategies and best practices utilized in both private and public organizations.

Don't miss this opportunity to acquire these tools and techniques that are differentiating organizations as an employer of choice while allowing them to leverage their potential in an ever-changing global marketplace.

The tools gained at the conference are invaluable. They work because they are modeled off of best practices organizations are using to attract and retain top talent.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to advanced workforce planning

  • Planning for the future
    • Understand the importance of planning for the organization's needs today and tomorrow
  • Leadership and sustainability
    • Understand the critical role of leadership and how it impacts sustainability with workforce planning initiatives.

2. Workforce planning development

  • Identifying the major components of a workforce plan
    • Learn the major components of what comprises a workforce plan.
  • Aligning your workforce plan with strategic initiatives
    • Implement strategies to align the workforce plan with the organization's strategic plans.
  • Managing senior leadership and stakeholder involvement
    • Align senior leadership and stakeholder support for workforce plans while establishing accountability for results and outcomes.
  • Understanding trends and how they impact workforce planning
    • Determine how trends will impact workforce planning initiatives. Devise strategies to mitigate impact on the organization.
  • Measuring for success
    • Select effective tools to set the organization up for success by monitoring and measuring workforce planning initiatives.

3. Workforce analysis

  • Assess the needs of today and tomorrow
    • Formulate strategies to gather and assess information to plan for workforce demands.
  • Develop plan of action to address gaps in workforce
    • Develop a gap analysis to identify plan initiatives and action items.

4. Workforce planning tools and best practices

  • Performance measures and hr metrics
    • Establish effective measures an metrics to evaluate workforce planning initiatives.
  • Knowledge management
    • Incorporate best practices and methods to retain and share knowledge that is pertinent to the organization.
  • Succession planning as a talent management tool
    • Integrate an effective succession planning system to developing and managing talent within the organization.
  • Managing the generational mix
    • Utilize best practices to managing the four distinct generations that compile the workforce (Silent/Traditional Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y).

5. Making application

  • Case study
    • Using a real world scenario, determine how to roll out a strategic workforce plan in order to meet organizational goals today and tomorrow.
  • Solution review
    • Present solutions to real world case study using tools, references and information presented throughout conference and symposium.

Who Should Attend
The Workforce Planning Conference and Symposium is designed for business owners, senior executives, agency heads, HR professionals, strategic planners, and others concerned with workforce planning issues.

Course Information
Instructor: Course will be taught by an accredited senior consultant who has done extensive workforce planning.
Course Includes: Course handouts. CD containing workforce planning template.

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