Ron is the former CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and CHRO of Al Raha Group, based in Riyadh. He holds certifications from HCI as Global Human Capital Strategist (GHCS), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP).
Ron was cited by CIPD as one of the top five HR thinkers in the Middle East. He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia.
Ron’s prior roles include senior HR roles with Xerox HR services, IBM, and Martha Stewart Living.
Ron’s board memberships include the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI’s Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.
Ron’s work has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Inc. Magazine, Workforce Management, and numerous international HR magazines covering Africa, India, and the Middle East.
Who Should Attend
The Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) curriculum is designed for: Anyone in HR, OD, or related roles who is getting started with workforce planning or Current HR, OD, and workforce planning practitioners who want to bring greater discipline to their work using a model and tools
Strategy and Workforce Planning
Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
Stakeholders in the Business Line or Finance
The list of workforce planning challenges seems endless: Skill gaps and shortages. Turnover. An aging workforce. Changing business models. Managing talent risks and expenses. The complexity of these issues and the urgency to fix them make it almost impossible to plan for more than a few months out.
You need a way to develop and implement a workforce plan that is agile and dynamic enough to help your organization thrive in today’s environment—while at the same time establishing yourself as a strategic partner to the business.
HCI’s certification program takes workforce planning out of the theoretical realm and gives you a methodology and set of tools that you can implement right away—beginning in class.
What You’ll Learn
HCI’s Strategic Workforce Planning model gives you a framework to prepare your organization for the future. As you learn each activity in the model, you’ll either begin real work or plan how to get started once you’re back on the job..
Assess Your Organization’s Readiness
Find out where you stand so you can successfully implement and sustain workforce planning.
Align Your Strategy
Segment roles according to your organization’s strategy.
Scan the Environment
Look for internal and external factors that affect your ability to put the right talent in place.
Construct Data-Based Scenarios
Imagine what the future holds so you can prepare for it.
Develop an Action Plan
Compare where you are now with where you want to go. Make and monitor a plan to close the gaps.
What to Expect
Leave every HCI program with a free toolkit, access to additional videos and research, and a set of skills that you can use on the job immediately
Access log-in information, certification materials (participant guide and toolkit), and the exam in your MyHCI profile
Chat and interact with your facilitator and peers via WhatsApp Group available on mobile or desktop after the training course
Earn your HCI certification by attending all of the sessions, complete all classwork, and pass the multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or higher
Attend this training and earn 13 HCI, 13 HRCI, 13 SHRM, and 13 ATD recertification credits