Strategic Workforce Planning
Building a Foundational Blueprint for Long-Term Growth (Formerly Succession Planning)
An aging workforce, increased employee turnover, global workforce opportunities and a wide range of other factors are resulting in a talent shortage for many organizations. It’s clear that new approaches for recruiting, engaging and growing tomorrow’s leaders are needed for long-term growth.
Our Strategic Workforce Planning program gives you the tools to accurately assess your current situation and develop a solid succession plan that takes into account the many economic and demographic influences that can impact your workforce.
Our Strategic Workforce Planning program gives you a deeper understanding of the various factors that affect succession planning, as well as valuable tools for enhancing existing plans or building a foundational blueprint for long-term growth.
a) Understanding Succession Planning
You’ll learn about the fundamentals of strategic workforce planning and the evolution of planning in an evolving world, with exercises that integrate relevant data into a planning framework that identifies barriers and facilitators to future growth.
b) Creating a Plan
We'll use future-based scenarios to clearly identify potential issues that may affect your organization at the systemic level. You’ll also learn how to identify and nurture high potential employees, and where to invest in training for an optimal employee and customer experience.
c) Succession Planning in Action
Successful succession planning is deeply rooted in an organization's operational plans and goals. You'll learn how to incorporate your plan into your overall strategic plan and how to communicate value to employees to build engagement for future growth.
By the end of the week, you will be better positioned to:
- Assess your organization’s talent capacity and employee engagement
- Use a range of financial and economic metrics to fully evaluate the effectiveness of your plan and determine whether your current structure supports long-term growth
- Recognize potential pitfalls in succession planning
- Take a proactive approach to building your talent pipeline
- Establish or enhance an existing framework to implement initiatives outlined in your plan
Tools for Long-Term Growth
This program promises to deliver:
- Tools for identifying the potential and goals of your team members
- Succession planning frameworks to measure and enhance your plan
- A greater understanding of next-generation behaviour and values
- Resources for engaging talent at all levels within your organization
- Tools for measuring current practices and enhancing the strength of your organization’s succession planning initiatives
- Templates for engaging others in culture change
Executives, managers, and HR professionals who will lead strategy and implementation of initiatives related to succession planning within their organizations
Paul Juniper (MA, Geography (York); Honourary Life Member, HRPA) was the sixth Director of the Queen's University Industrial Relations Centre (Queen’s IRC), serving in that role from 2006 to 2018. Paul is a leading and respected figure in Canada's HR community, with over 30 years of experience in human resources and association leadership.
Paul is particularly sought for his views on the future of the human resources profession. He speaks regularly at conferences on trends in human resources, and the ways in which individuals and their organizations can continue to raise the bar on HR. Paul developed and designed the Queen’s IRC Advanced HR Certificate to meet the increasingly complex professional development...
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*The roster of speakers is subject to change.
Nov 13-14, 2019 - Calgary
May 5-6, 2020 - Ottawa
Sep 30-Oct 1, 2020 - Kingston
How do I register for a program?
You can register online, call us toll-free at 1-888-858-7838, or email us at email@example.com. Once you register, we will send you a confirmation by email. Information about the program location, check-in time, and the agenda will follow.
How do I pay for the program?
If you are registering online, you may pay by Visa or MasterCard. You may also choose to be invoiced first, and pay by cheque (payable to Queen's University) or credit card. You may also wish to call us with your credit card number to make the payment.
If your organization is tax exempt, we will require a copy of your tax exemption certificate.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes. We offer an Early-Bird discount. If you register 60 days before the start of a program, you will save $300 on the tuition of four- and five-day programs, and $150 on two- and three-day programs.
If you register three people from the same organization in the same program at the same time, you will receive a 10% discount on program fees. If you register five or more people in the same program at the same time, you will receive a 20% discount.
If you know you will be pursuing a Queen's Certificate and would like to remit tuition in one payment before your first program, we offer a special fee with a considerable saving. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note that only one discount may be applied.
What is included in the registration fee?
Program fees include tuition, workbook materials, lunches, and some dinners. You are responsible for transportation, accommodation, and some meals.
Once I enroll in a program, may I cancel without penalty?
Substitutions are permitted with no penalty 8 days or more from the program start date.
Substitutions 7 days or less before the program start date will be subject to a $500 charge.
Transfers and cancellations are permitted with no penalty up to 15 days prior to the program start date.
Transfers and cancellations 14 days or less from the program start date will be subject to a 100% charge of the program fee.
Where does the program take place?
Our programs typically take place at a hotel. This information can be found in the tab above, called Venue and Accommodations.
I would like to make my travel plans. What are the start and end times for the program?
Strategic Workforce Planning starts at 8:30 a.m. on the first day. (Registration runs from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.)
The program finishes at approximately 3:30 p.m. on the last day.
If I am working towards a Queen's IRC Certificate, which course should I take first?
You may take the programs in any order that reflects your learning needs at the time. Our certificates feature a core program or programs that introduce you to what we consider the core competencies of the field. The remaining programs offer a deeper exploration of each area. For this reason, we find that participants in the certificate stream benefit most by taking the foundational program first.
My level of expertise is above the foundational program for the certificate I am working on. Do I still need to take that program to earn a certificate?
Queen's IRC offers participants maximum flexibility to customize their individual training needs. Upon request, participants with advanced expertise may skip the foundational program, and choose another program from our entire program lineup, for credit towards a certificate. Participants must earn 12 credits to earn a certificate.
How long do I have to complete a certificate?
We attach no timeline for achieving your certificate. Once you have earned a credit, you have earned the credit. We do recommend, however, that participants complete their certificate within one to six years. Most people earn their certificates within three years.
What if I want to take one of your programs but do not want to pursue a certificate?
That's fine. All of our programs may be taken individually, and you can mix and match the courses in labour relations, human resources and organization development, depending on your learning needs. At the conclusion of each program, you are given a certificate of completion.
I have taken a custom program with Queen's IRC. Will this count towards a certificate?
Yes. Participants who take a Queen's IRC custom program may also use their training days as credits towards a certificate.
If I have other questions, who may I speak with personally?
For a program registration query, please feel free to call us at 1-888-858-7838 or 613-533-6628. To reach the Director and staff members, consult our online directory. To reach one of our facilitators, please contact Stephanie Noel at 613-533-6000 ext. 77088 or email@example.com.