Workforce Planning

Length:Half Day Workshop
Dates:You pick the date most convenient for your business
Location: Durham College or Your Location

Preserve Your Organization’s Best Asset: Knowledge

Propelling your organization forward takes all the careful strategy of winning a chess game. You need to visualize each move, with a clear understanding of how it will impact the entire board. Yet, it’s an insurmountable task for any organization without the alignment of its human resources and business goals. How much do you know about the moving pieces in your organization and their influence on your business strategy? Designed for middle- to senior management, this insightful half-day workshop focuses on the business as a system and underscores the fundamental role of workforce planning in delivering on your corporate strategy. Learn how to recognize your employees’ strengths and challenges, and identify leaders to help shape the future of your organization and guide your team to greatness.

Curriculum Overview

We’ll start by laying out your business system to help you identify the areas where value is being generated. You will learn how to divide your workforce into two streams – those who affect strategy, and those affected by strategy.

From there, you’ll learn to uncover team members with essential knowledge and skill sets, then, pinpoint mission critical employees – the ones who develop new strategy within your business system.

In many work environments specialized employee knowledge and skill sets are often siloed, and viewed as closely guarded secrets. But an abrupt departure or sudden illness by one of these employees could downright cripple your organization. Here’s where we help you see the intrinsic value in proactive succession planning.

Tacit knowledge is inherently difficult to transfer between individuals. It takes time and a deep understanding of the knowledge and demonstrated skill set. Here’s where you’ll learn how to recognize individuals with tacit knowledge who are approaching retirement, and use a gradual approach to transfer their knowledge down the line.