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Workforce Planning, Talent Management and Qatarisation

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Workforce Planning,
Talent Management and Qatarisation

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

People provide the only real competitive edge you have in business. Workforce planning is a method to ensure the right number of people with the right skills are in the right place at the right time to deliver an organisation’s short and long-term objectives. This innovativem PetroKnowledge training course will not confuse you with a lot of difficult mathematics and formula; rather it will focus on the practical and ‘real world’ application of Workforce Planning, Talent Management & Qatarisation.

In stable economic and social environments, it might appear relatively straightforward to plan for labour requirements. In more volatile situations, however, it may be far harder to establish how trends in the internal and external labour markets can affect the organisation’s need for staff and their skills. This highly practical and relevant training course presents a systematic approach to Workforce Planning, Talent Management and Qatarisation/Nationalisation initiatives.

This training course will highlight:

  • Workforce, HR & Manpower Planning Determining the people requirements of the organisation
  • Nationalisation/Qatarisation issues and initiatives
  • Talent Management strategies
  • The importance of strategic job analysis

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

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

  • Explain what Workforce Planning is, and how it can contribute to organisational effectiveness
  • Analyse the practical use of Succession Planning
  • Discuss the key issues surrounding Qatarisation/Nationalisation Initiatives
  • Learn the fundamental processes of Workforce Planning
  • Understand the importance of strategic job analysis

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is specifically targeted for anyone who is responsible for organisational design, forecasting or producing workforce information. This is also an excellent introduction to HR Planning for those with limited knowledge of the area. This training course is suitable for a broad range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • HR Professionals
  • Any staff involved in Nationalisation/Qatarisation Initiatives
  • Managers who need to understand the issues of Workforce Planning
  • Strategic Planners
  • Talent Management Specialists
  • Succession Planners
  • HR Business Partners with interest in Workforce Planning

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Participants to this PetroKnowledge training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the course outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Seminar methodology includes individual, and group activities will intersperse the sessions.  DVD presentations will highlight the major teaching features. A variety of Practical Sessions and group interaction are programmed into this course.

Daily Agenda

Day One: An Introduction to Human Resource Planning (HRP)

  • The context for Workforce Planning
  • People as a competitive edge
  • HR as a strategic tool
  • The process of Workforce, Human Resource & Manpower Planning
  • Workforce Planning information systems and analysis
  • Planning in the GCC

Day Two: Workforce Planning & Talent Management

  • Planning human resources requirements
  • Training and development issues
  • Supply planning and issues of ‘flow'
  • The talent management lifecycle
  • Talent development needs/gaps
  • How talent management and succession planning differ

Day Three: Nationalization & Qatarisation Issues

  • Overview of Qatarisation
  • History, Context, Politics, Economics, Private sector
  • Drivers for Qatarisation, Costs & benefits
  • Issues & Challenges
  • Strategies & Solutions
  • Retention strategies and improved engagement from Nationals

Day Four: Strategic Job Analysis

  • Job analysis and the strategy behind it
  • Types of job analysis explained
  • Job descriptions and person specifications
  • Common job analysis methods
  • Planning a job analysis
  • Conducting a job analysis

Day Five: Succession and Career Planning

  • Understanding Demand issues
  • Managing your ‘people inventory’
  • Management continuity and exit plans
  • A formula for effective Succession Planning
  • How to assess readiness and roles in Succession Planning
  • Career Planning and its relationship to Succession Planning


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

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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.
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    +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.

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