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Getting Started with Workforce Planning

A great introductory course on strategic workforce planning in a data-driven age

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What will I learn in this course?

Workforce planning is a core business process to align changing organisation needs with people strategy. As companies try to create more agile organisations with a mix of full-time, part-time, permanent, contractor and freelance talent, the ability to plan effectively, forecast skill gaps, and understand the supply and demand of talent has never been more important.

This introduction to workforce planning will ensure that as an HR professional, you not only understand how to create a strategic workforce plan, but also how you can get buy-in and manage your workforce planning activities. The course will cover the following key areas:

  • What is workforce planning?
  • How to create a strategic workforce plan
  • How to consider external talent supply and demand
  • How to involve and get buy-in from key stakeholders for your workforce plan

This course aims to provide a solid foundation to the principles behind workforce planning and shows you how to create a strategic workforce plan for your organisation.

Click on the FREE PREVIEW of the course introduction below to see what you will learn by enrolling in this course.


Your Instructor


Al Adamsen
Al Adamsen

Al is a globally known adviser, educator and thought leader in the areas of talent strategy, workforce planning and analytics, talent measurement, and organisational change. He is also the founder of Talent Strategy Institute and the PAFOW conferences and has held HR leadership roles at Ernst & Young, Gap Inc., Infohrm, and Kenexa (now IBM).


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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