Human Resource Management

Workforce Planning is a rigorous business process that drives strategy execution and improves business results. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) describes workforce planning as having “the people resources in place to deliver short and long-term objectives”.

This practical workforce planning programme aims to provide tools, techniques and on-the-ground support to enable managers (not solely Human Resource Managers) to draw up feasible workforce plans, and plan to implement them.   

Practical Workforce Planning

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Key Facts

This programme is delivered over two x half day modules and will take place from 9:30am to 1:30pm. The programme also incorporates additional (optional) coaching/support.

Commences

24 October and 21 November 2017

Application Deadline

October 2017 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Two x Half Days

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this programme is €600 for Corporate Members of the IPA and €750 for Others. This includes the two training sessions (including training material, refreshments and light lunch) and the half-day’s coaching/support. Where coaching/support is provided on site in participants’ organisations, any travel expenses will be charged at public service rates outside of Dublin. 

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

Workforce Planning is a rigorous business process that drives strategy execution and improves business results. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) describes workforce planning as having “the people resources in place to deliver short and long-term objectives”.

This practical workforce planning programme aims to provide tools, techniques and on-the-ground support to enable managers (not solely Human Resource Managers) to draw up feasible workforce plans, and plan to implement them.   

Who is this for?

This practical programme aims to provide tools, techniques and on-the-ground support to enable managers (not solely Human Resource managers) to draw up feasible workforce plans, and plan to implement them. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the practical workforce planning programme, participants will:

  • Appreciate the contribution that realistic workforce plans can make to organisational effectiveness
  • Make the link between strategy, business plans and workforce plans
  • Be familiar with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) Guidelines and Model for workforce planning for the public sector
  • Have acquired and practised tools and techniques for workforce planning
  • Have drawn up a workforce plan for their service/unit/department
  • Have drawn up an implementation plan
  • Have received practical support/coaching in the process of drawing up the workforce plan
Course Content

The programme will cover the following:

  • Context for workforce planning in the public sector
  • Options for bridging the gap between supply and demand
  • Model of the workforce planning process
  • Engaging with staff in the workforce planning process
  • Identifying strategic and operational goals for the workforce plan
  • Planning implementation
  • Forecasting workforce demand/need
  • Linking the workforce plan to the resources available (human and financial)
  • Analysing workforce supply 

Participants will be expected to draw up a workforce plan over the course of the programme. In addition to the two training half-days, each participant will receive a half-day’s individual support/coaching as they draw up their workforce plans. The support can be provided as a single session in the participant’s organisation, or as a number of telephone coaching sessions.

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