Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass

Optimized Talent Management Planning

Scheduled Dates

09 - 13 Oct 2023 Los Angeles – USA $6,950
10 - 14 Jun 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
07 - 11 Oct 2024 Los Angeles – USA $6,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

Attend this Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass to get to grips with a new fully integrated approach to workforce planning drawing in all the different facets to this business critical process. Not only does it explore the core components to workforce planning, this masterclass also shows how to move the approach from backroom black box operations to gaining a place in the organization’s strategic development process. Furthermore this top level approach will then inform the organization’s resourcing, talent management and talent development strategies.

This training course will highlight:

  • The breadth of activity that is incorporated in modern workforce planning
  • The need for broad stakeholder involvement in planning and implementing workforce planning
  • Workforce planning will depend on the business strategy of the organization
  • The various activities incorporated into workforce planning beyond only the numbers
  • Alternative options to having the workforce totally in-house
  • The need for both a broad mindset and the ability to collaborate across the organisation

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

This masterclass aims to show you how to move from traditional manpower planning to modern workforce planning, raising your profile and the effectiveness of the process.

 At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Apply appropriate workforce planning tools and techniques to your business strategy
  • Review your own practices and make appropriate changes
  • Think both strategically and tactically to enable effective workforce planning
  • Understand the core HR components of modern workforce planning to ensure alignment
  • Overcome challenges to effective workforce planning and build on enablers
  • Apply good ideas from colleagues from other organisations

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

Workforce planning typically involves the HR function, finance and senior line management so it is aimed at these key stakeholder groups.

This PetroKnowledge course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • HR specialists
  • 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

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Material will be presented by short presentation, case studies, and video clips aided by facilitation, and questioning to get the maximum learning from information presented. Discussion groups/action learning sets will also feature strongly for delegates to be able to share their knowledge and experience with the wider group in both learning about content (the ‘what’) as well as process (the ‘how’).

Organisational Impact

Chief Executives, around the world, say workforce planning is one of the big things that keeps them awake at night. Organisations that send delegates on this Human Resource Management Masterclass will benefit from the following:

  • A realization that strategic workforce planning is a key business process and the one that drives much of HR activity
  • An understanding of what a range of organisations do that may change the way strategic workforce planning is done
  • Clarity on what needs to be done next either to start strategic workforce planning or improve existing processes
  • Practical examples that delegates can take back and use in their workplace
  • Getting ahead of the curve as strategic workforce planning correlates unambiguously with realizing business strategy and achieving desired business results

Personal Impact

This is a career development opportunity for people involved in workforce planning to increase their knowledge and confidence in being able to take practical recommendations back to work and so progress their careers.

Particular benefits for participants are:

  • Understanding the breadth of workforce planning to be able to make refinements to existing practices
  • Reflection on current practice with the opportunity to add new ideas to the organization
  • Facilitated discussion to solve current problems faced by delegates at work
  • Rethink how current HR practices might be changed to enable career progression.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Clarifying the Integrated, Multi-Faceted Approach to Modern Workforce Planning

  • Why workforce planning is needed
  • Case study highlighting the core features of effective workforce planning
  • The breadth of effective workforce planning
  • Leading principles in workforce planning
  • Effective workforce planning – what organization is required: mini case studies

Day Two: Auditing Current Workforce Planning Processes

  • Linking workforce planning to business strategy
  • Tools to analyse the future
  • Scenario planning
  • Measures to assist workforce planning – demand and supply forecasting and planning
  • Defining responsibilities
  • The importance of branding and delivering consistent messages into the marketplace
  • Gap analysis – resourcing options
  • Gap analysis – talent development options
  • Managing growth and decline
  • Scenario planning

Day Three: Implementing Integrated Workforce Planning

  • Linking workforce planning to other aspects of HR
  • Resource and talent planning to ensure the right people are in place Learning and talent development to develop the skills for the future Setting foundations for effective succession planning
  • Career planning processes
  • Employee engagement- the need for retaining key multi-generational staff
  • Using technology to support workforce planning

Day Four: Modern Workforce Planning in Practice

  • Challenges and enablers for effective workforce planning
  • Engaging senior management – further developing the skills
  • Producing information that is useful for line managers
  • Linking workforce plans to the business plan
  • Creating organizational flexibility

Day Five: Bringing all the Aspects of Workplace Planning Together

  • Translating the  theory  to  practice  -  action  learning  set(s)  –  facilitator-led  session  sharing challenges and recommending solutions
  • Creating a collaborative cross-functional approach to workforce planning
  • Summary of key messages from effective workforce planning practices
  • Summary of key learnings from delegates during the week
  • Action planning


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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GLOMACS Training

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Oxford Management Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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