CIPD People Management

Workforce Planning

Short Course
Duration: 2 days   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Analyse your workforce, develop a strategy to match demand for staff with the right people at the right time, and create a plan for talent management and retention with this two day course.


Availability: In stock

Dates and Availability

  • Start Date: 20 November 2014
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Fully booked
  • Start Date: 04 March 2015
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces
  • Start Date: 16 June 2015
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces
  • Start Date: 25 November 2015
  • Location: London
  • Availability: Spaces

Workforce planning is rapidly emerging as an essential activity for HR to engage in if it is to increase strategic contribution and drive talent and business outcomes. So how can HR practitioners start to derive the benefits of workforce planning in their own organisations? The Workforce Planning course will help you analyse the workforce, develop a strategy to match demand for staff with the right people at the right time, and create a plan for talent management and retention.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.  Call our in-house training team to discuss your particular requirements on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Ms Rita McGee

Rita McGee FCIPD, previously HR Director of The Pepe Group, now works as a consultant, tutor, facilitator and executive coach.  In her consulting practice she has been involved in the development of HR, Learning and Development, Talent Management and OD strategy. She is passionate about working with HR teams to enable them to add value.  She designs and delivers an array of training programmes aimed at building organisational, team and individual capability.  Recently, Rita has been involved in the design and delivery of Leadership Development Programmes which have led to significant improvements in line managers’ abilities in the areas of performance and talent management. She is trained in advanced facilitation skills and coaching and she regularly works with senior HR practitioners and business leaders on a one to one basis. Rita is a published author and has completed numerous best-selling toolkits for the CIPD. 

Who is it for

Workforce Planning is suitable for you if you’re already involved in HR and recruitment services within your organisation or you simply want to increase your potential to deliver more powerful and longer-lasting results in strategic planning.


By the end of Workforce Planning you'll be able to:

  • Understand the elements of HR strategy
  • use techniques and tactics applicable to workforce planning
  • develop an action plan to improve the recruitment and retention of key talent
  • confidently participate in the business planning process and construct and implement workforce plans.
  • Identifying opportunities for adding value
  • Demand planning
  • Linking business plans to workforce plans
  • Employee engagement and talent retention
  • Supply planning
  • Managing growth and decline
  • Foundations for effective succession planning
  • Succession planning methods
  • Career planning processes
  • The flexible organisation
  • Constructing the workforce plan.

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