This 2-day workshop has been developed to expand on the topics covered in the workforce planning – essentials program. Participants will work through a case study that will allow them to apply workforce planning principles in a real life situation. The workshop will develop participants skills and understanding of data needed and the importance of collaboration with business leaders in formulating workforce solutions.

The intensive workshop will cover topics such as environmental scanning, developing supply & demand forecasts, engaging with management and overcoming typical barriers to effective workforce planning. The case study will also touch on challenges faced in both a private and public sector context.


Strategic Workforce Planning

  • What is workforce planning anyway?
  • Applying a framework to my organisational context


Environmental Scanning

  • Assessing impact of external market factors
  • Incorporating external influences into workforce plan


Strategic Alignment

  • Assessing strategy impact on our workforce needs
  • Overcoming barriers to effective workforce planning


Current Workforce Profile

  • Developing a current state workforce profile
  • Identifying critical skills & jobs
  • Identifying critical workforce segments


Workforce Planning Data Requirements

  • Identifying data sources needed
  • Interpreting workforce information
  • Building a fact based workforce profile

Engaging Senior Executive

  • Identifying stakeholders in the workforce planning process
  • Developing a common understanding


Future State & Scenario Planning

  • Flexible approach to future state assessment
  • Confirming future hot spots
  • Developing Demand & Supply Forecasts


Gap Analysis & Solutions Development

  • Identifying workforce gaps
  • Formulating solutions – who owns the outcomes?
  • Aligning business unit and corporate initiatives


Measuring Success & Ongoing Monitoring

  • How will we know when we are successful?
  • Integrating workforce planning with strategic planning


Next Steps

  • Planning your workforce planning project
  • Governance arrangements required for success

Sydney             20-21st November

Sydney             27-28st November

Sydney             4-5st December



$ 1, 395 per person – excluding GST