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.
This course includes 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.
All required materials will be provided as part of the course registration online.
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 course. 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 IPMA-CP certification.