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 HR-related activities and potential pitfalls in the planning process, and includes the tools to critically evaluate your current status.
- Module Two, Getting Started—takes participants through all of the potential steps, with case studies from organizations who have already successfully established workforce and succession planning programs. This Module includes three group exercises that allow participants to critically assess their own organization’s status and needs.
- Module Three, Making It Work—provides a review of the many issues and concerns that can arise as organizations work through their planning process. This Module 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 competing interests and organizational needs that will contribute to ultimate success or failure. A final group exercise is intended to assess the impacts of these factors in your specific organization.
Online course is intended for HR professionals and senior managements, who want to learn the ins and outs of workforce transitions and succession planning.
Included with the course is a Resource Guide, containing copies of workforce and succession planning policies, procedures and practices we have gathered from around the country from public organizations who have successful, full-functioning workforce and succession planning programs that meet their organization’s needs. This Guide will be referred to periodically throughout the course as a supplement to the actual course materials.
All other materials are included on the course platform.
Richard (Dick) Heil is the founder and President of The Curtis Group, private consulting firm that specializes in human resource and management issues in public and non-profit organizations. Mr. Heil worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in a number of executive capacities prior to his retirement.
He served as the first Director of Personnel for the Department of Aging upon its creation in 1979 and was responsible for organizing the Department’s human resource operation and providing services to the Commonwealth’s county-based area agencies on aging.
Prior to his retirement, Dick served as Director of Employee Relations and Development and Director of Personnel for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. As Director of Personnel, he directed the entire human resource operation for one of the largest public organizations in the country, with over 23,000 full time and 2,400 part time employees.
Mr. Heil received his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College and his Masters in Governmental Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and has been recognized as a Certified Professional by IPMA-HR. Dick also received an Honorary Life Membership from IPMA-HR in recognition of his “outstanding contributions to the Association and to the Public Human Resources Profession”. Mr. Heil has conducted training sessions on behalf of IPMA-HR for the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines, the Peoples’ Republic of China, the Government of Thailand, the Iraqi Ministries of Interior and Defense, Kurdish Ministry of the Interior, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Dick is the former host of a weekly radio show on management consulting for the North American Broadcasting Company.