2018 Spring Workforce and Succession Planning Course Online Closed

March 11 to April 30, 2018 at Online

This workshop will show you how to develop an effective framework for a viable, effective workforce and succession planning program. Online course is intended for HR professionals and senior managements, who want to learn the ins and outs of workforce transitions and succession planning.

This course will include an Online Resource Guide with copies of workforce and succession planning success stories, policies, procedures and practices gathered by IPMA-HR from across the country.  This Guide will be referred to periodically throughout the course.

IPMA-SCP/CP: 6 points

Members: $450.00 Non-members: $550.00

  • Workforce & Succession Planning
Program Description

As Baby Boomers prepare for retirement, the task of developing and putting in place best practice solutions for succession planning and human capital development falls on HR professionals. 

This program will prepare HR professionals to address short-term and projected staffing needs. This workshop will show you how to develop an effective framework for a viable, effective workforce and succession planning program and will explore critical issues providing insight on how to manage them in your organization. 

This self-paced online course is intended for HR professionals and senior managements, who want to learn the ins and outs of workforce transitions and succession planning.

This course will include an Online Resource Guide with copies of workforce and succession planning success stories, policies, procedures and practices gathered by IPMA-HR from across the country.  This Guide will be referred to periodically throughout the course.

Key Audience
Human Resources professionals and senior management tasked with managing the momentous transition of workforce and succession planning; and who want to learn the "Ins and Outs" of the process.
Required Resources

This is an online course and the course material will be available upon logging in.

There will be a e-book to reference the reading material and a Resource Guide with copies of workforce and succession planning success stories, policies, procedures and practices gathered by IPMA-HR from across the country.  This Guide will be referred to periodically throughout the course.

Modules

This workshop will prepare HR professionals to address short-term and projected staffing needs.  Participants will learn how to develop an effective framework for a viable, effective workforce and succession planning program.

The course is divided into four Modules:

  • Module One, Introduction, reviews some of the HR-related activities and potential pitfalls that will need to be addressed as part of the planning process, and includes an action planning process to be used to critically evaluate the current status.
  • Module Two, Getting Started, takes the participants through all of the potential activities, including information on organizations who have already successfully established workforce and succession planning programs.  There are three group exercises included in this Module that allow participants to critically assess their own organization’s status and needs.
  • Module Three, Making It Work, provides a review of many of the ancillary issues and concerns that may arise as organizations work through their planning process, and includes an exercise intended to have participants self-identify what will constitute success in their organization.
  • Module Four, Achieving Success, ties together all of the, at times, competing interests and organizational needs that will contribute to ultimate success or failure, with a final group exercise intended to assess the impacts of these factors in your specific organization.

***This course is self-paced and can be completed at your own pace before the last day of the course.  There are no set times to log in to the course and there are no required webinars to view.   You can log in at your convenience and complete the course work.

Trainer Highlights
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Richard Heil

Founder and President, The Curtis Group

Prior to founding The Curtis Group, Richard (“Dick”) Heil served the State of Pennsylvania as the first director of personnel for the Department of Aging, director of employee relations and development, and director of personnel for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare — one of the largest public organizations in the country with over 23,000 full-time and 2,400 part-time employees. Heil has conducted the Developing Competencies for HR Success course on behalf of IPMA-HR for a number of international entities, including the Asian Development Bank and Iraqi Ministries of Interior and Defense, as well as the Peoples’ Republic of China and the Government of Thailand. He is also the co-writer and developer of IPMA-HR's Public Sector HR Essentials Certificate program. In recognition of his “outstanding contributions to the Association and to the Public Human Resources Profession,” Heil was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership from IPMA-HR. He holds a Master of Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the prestigious designation of IPMA-HR Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP).

Testimonials

"I recently completed the new IPMA-HR course, Workforce and Succession Planning. I enjoyed the course and it gave me a better understanding of the twin processes of workforce and succession planning. The course is organized in a logical sequence that gave me detailed, yet concise information that is easy to understand. The course material and opportunity to share experiences with classmates made the course even more exciting."

Mohammad Yakubu, Human Resources Director

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services