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Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass: Optimized Talent Management Planning

5 Day Training

Dates: 20 – 24 May | 10 – 14 June | 05 – 09 August 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

Course Introduction

Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass: From the beginning of the HR profession, one of HR’s key roles has been delivering the new employee to the organization. It is the most visible of HR functions and, in the war for talent, the most important. Identifying organizational human capital needs and then providing a supply of qualified individuals for those jobs is the necessary beginning point for the staffing functions.


Workforce planning is the first step in the workforce management process. In this highly interactive Course, we will discuss all of the activities needed to ensure that your workforce is the right size and has the right competencies to meet current and future needs.

Just as importantly, the Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass: Optimized Talent Management Planning Course will detail how to ensure that the workforce planning activities are aligned with the organization’s strategic orientation.

Course Objectives

Attending this training Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass: Optimized Talent Management Planning course, you will learn:

  • How to identify gaps in workforce competencies and misalignment of staffing levels?

  • How to develop and implement approaches to ensure that the appropriate staffing levels and competencies exist to meet the organizational objectives?

  • How to plan short-term strategies to develop workforce competencies that align with the strategic orientation?

  • How to evaluate how the organization’ s strategy and goals align with future and current staffing levels?

  • How to develop techniques for organizational need-gap analysis?

Who should attend?

  • HR Specialists in Resourcing, Talent and Succession and L&D

  • HR Business Partners

  • Finance People involved in Planning, Strategic Cost Control

  • Line Managers with responsibility for Talent Management

  • Senior Managers with responsibility for resourcing their department / division /business

  • Senior Managers with responsibility for defining and developing organizational strategy

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Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Workforce Planning

  • Introduction and Background of HR Role

  • Importance of Staffing Functions

  • The Concept of Workforce Management and Planning


  • Recognizing the Role of Workforce Planning in HR

  • Aligning Workforce Planning with Organizational Strategies

Module 2: Identifying Workforce Gaps and Alignments

  • Techniques to Identify Workforce Competency Gaps

  • Assessing Misalignment of Staffing Levels

  • Approaches to Match Staffing Levels with Organizational Goals

  • Evaluating Strategy Alignment with Current and Future Staffing

Module 3: Analytical Approach to Workforce Planning

  • Introduction to Workforce Planning Analysis

  • Gathering Data about Current Workforce

  • Forecasting Future Workforce Needs

  • Analysing Workforce Flow: In, Up, Down, Across, and Out

Module 4: Statistical Forecasting in Workforce Planning

  • Basics of Statistical Forecasting

  • Tools and Techniques for Effective Forecasting

  • Integrating Forecasting into Staffing Plans

Module 5: Developing the Strategic Staffing Plan

  • Principles of Strategic Staffing

  • Engaging and Involving Key Stakeholders

  • Exploring Various Staffing Options for Strategic Goals

Module 6: Organizational Restructuring and Workforce Planning

  • Recognizing the Need for Organizational Change

  • Techniques for Effective Organizational Restructuring

  • Aligning Restructuring with Business Needs

Module 7: Human Resources Due Diligence

  • Fundamentals of HR Due Diligence

  • Role of HR in Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Ensuring Compliance and Addressing HR Concerns

Module 8: Talent Management and Development

  • Introduction to Talent Pools

  • Developing and Maintaining Talent Pools

  • Best Practices in Talent Management

Module 9: Succession Planning for Organizational Growth

  • Basics of Succession Planning

  • Identifying Potential Successors

  • Techniques for Effective Succession Management

Module 10: Leveraging Knowledge Management Systems

  • Introduction to Knowledge Management Systems

  • Role of KMS in Workforce Planning

  • Integrating KMS for Talent and Succession Planning

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