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Strategic Workforce Planning - Virtual

This Masterclass introduces the discipline and principles of Strategic Workforce Planning

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All pricing includes GST.

Virtual Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $1,725.00
  • Non-member = $2,070.00

This program will be run virtually via Teams over two weeks:

  • Monday 20 March (12:30-5pm)
  • Thursday 23 March (12:30-5pm)
  • Monday 27 March (12:30-5pm)
  • Thursday 30 March (12:30-5pm)

How do you plan for the future of your workforce, when the future is uncertain? Strategic Workforce Planning is the discipline that allows organisations to make decisions today to identify, build, and support a workforce that is a true enabler of the organisations’ strategy and vision. It involves measuring what’s working (history), understanding where your workforce is heading (trajectory), and making decisions in the face of uncertainty (agility).

Originally a 2-day program, the Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass has now been converted into a 4-day program, with additional opportunities to apply Strategic Workforce Planning in your organisation as you progress through the curriculum. The program introduces the discipline and principles of Strategic Workforce Planning, provides detailed case studies and examples of each part of the methodology, and demonstrates approaches that will allow the participants to contribute in a very tangible way to organisational success.

Attendees are equipped with the framework and tools to begin a best practise Strategic Workforce Planning initiative in their own organisation, and will have an opportunity to network with peers on the challenges facing modern organisations in a time of unprecedented change.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Align workforce strategy to organisational strategy;
  • Identify where targeted HR Initiatives deliver the highest strategic return on investment;
  • Perform organisational analysis using workforce analytics;
  • Identify and take advantage of the workforce, consumer, and economic dynamics shaping the organisation of tomorrow;
  • Exploring alternate futures through strategic futuring and scenario planning;
  • Close the gaps between the workforce of today and the preferred workforce of the future; and
  • Engage the business in workforce strategy.

The program contains 4 Live Virtual Sessions:

Session 1: Trajectory

In this session, we’ll introduce the Strategic Workforce Planning framework, and deep dive into the Segment and Analyse sections of the framework. Participants will learn how to uncover opportunities and challenges in today’s workforce, successfully segment their workforce to find deep insight, and perform a qualitative analysis of their workforce as it is today.

Sessions 2 & 3: Opportunity

In these sessions, participants learn the Scan and Explore sections of the framework, applying the principles of Futures Thinking to identify changes in the Future of Work and their organisations, and to create multiple future scenarios.

Session 4: Strategy

In the final session, participants identify their ideal future workforce - the one that is both able to effectively execute today’s strategy, and agile enough to respond to change and uncertainty. They will also explore how to close the gaps between current and future workforce needs, determine actions, and discuss how to structure and communicate the Strategic Workforce Plan.

Optional Live Q&A Sessions with Expert Guests

Optional Live Q&A Sessions with expert guests to share their experiences and insights into Strategic Workforce Planning.

Participants will receive:

  • 18 CPD Credits
  • Training Manual and Welcome Pack
  • A Pre-Course Diagnostic
  • Tools, Templates, and Support
  • Access to online Q&A sessions, with expert guests
  • Certificate of Completion
  • A Professional Library of reference materials

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 12:00pm Monday 13 March, unless sold out prior.

About the Presenter - Alex Hagan

Alex Hagan is the Founder and CEO at Kienco, working with global organisations to build their future workforce through Strategic Workforce Planning and Workforce Data Science. Alex has worked on strategic workforce planning initiatives in every continent except Antarctica, and his current consulting work impacts tens of thousands of employees spanning 10 countries.

Alex serves as Adjunct Faculty at The Conference Board's Strategic Workforce Planning Academies in New York and Brussels. He was formerly the Product Manager at Aruspex, where he designed workforce planning and analytics software utilised by several of the Global Fortune 500. He has been frequently quoted in the BRW, the Australian Financial Review, The Dominion Post, online, and on radio in relation to workforce strategy and analytics.


“I really enjoyed this course and think it gives a really clear plan for Strategic Workforce Planning.” Fiona, People and Capability Manager

"This was a really great course, Alex challenged me to think outside the box and although it was uncomfortable at times, it all made sense in the end. Most importantly I came away with tools that I will be able to use moving forward." Tim, People and Talent Manager

"I thought Alex was a great facilitator with a huge amount of expertise to share. I would definitely recommend this course to others." Kate, HR Business Partner

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.