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Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Certification

Forecast and plan the workforce your organization will need to succeed in the future
Course Fee SGD2,395

Course Trainer

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

Human Resources

Strategy and Workforce Planning

Talent Acquisition and Recruitment

People Analytics

Organizational Development

Stakeholders in the Business Line or Finance

Testimonial

“I have attended 3rd certification now. Enjoyed each certification I attended. The workshop is interactive, participative and very importantly I can use the tools in my workplace. Ron is updated with the business trends and make the workshop engaging”
“Ron is pro in SWP, knowledgeable and passionate in the field and what he shared with us. He did not only impart the technicality of SWP but most importantly the principle and intent of if, which are applicable to whatever HR role we are playing in our organisations. My takeaway from this programme goes beyond SWP. I am encouraged to keep the fire for HR burning as I saw the potential of what HR can do while being comforted that my frustration is not uncommon. There is still hope for HR.”
“Useful concepts and template for SWP will use them to rollout SWP for my organisation.”

Course Introduction

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

Course Outline

Discover the context of strategic workforce planning
Distinguish between operational and strategic workforce planning
Evaluate your organization’s strategic workforce planning readiness

Align workforce planning to your organization’s strategy
Segment roles to identify the most strategic roles for your workforce planning efforts
Scan the environment for internal and external factors that impact your organization’s ability to carry out its strategy
Conduct a current state analysis of your most strategic roles
Construct scenarios that help your organization prepare for the future
Identify gaps between current and future states
Create an action plan to fill gaps; track progress of the plan

Implement and sustain strategic workforce planning by applying the practices of high-performing organizations in six key areas

Plan your next steps to bring strategic workforce planning to your organization or to improve your existing process

Frequently Asked Questions

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To successfully earn an HCI certification, you must:

  • Attend all of the sessions. You may be excused for a maximum of two hours of class time.
  • Participate in group discussions, complete all classwork, and submit the evaluation.
  • Pass the certification exam with a score of 80% or higher.

The multiple-choice exam (required for all certification courses) can be taken any time after attending and does not expire. The exam consists of 40-60 questions depending on the course taken.

Each certification is valid for a three-year period. Renewal is based on continuing education credits that demonstrate currency in the field. Credits may be earned by attending HCI learning programs, completing additional courses, or through outside educational activities. The accumulation of 60 credits extends the certification for three additional years. Learn more about HCI recertification here

You can register online by filling the registration form on our website. Alternatively, you can also register by email or phone.

To register by e-mail, please send the delegates name, job title, email address, company name and telephone number to enquiry@hrd-future.com or alternatively you can email the scanned copy of the completed registration form.

For more information, please call +65 69807730

All our public events are conducted in English, unless otherwise stated. English subtitle are available for some of the online courses.

The registration fee includes admission to the events, exam and cert for certification courses.

For in-person course, a comprehensive set of documentation material in both printed and digital format or only printed format for some of the course distributed at the venue, lunches and 2 refreshment breaks for in-person classes. Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee; however, we do have corporate rates with the hotel venue. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

There is no deadline for registration. However, for some courses, sometimes we do limit the number of delegates to ensure optimum course interaction. We advise you to register as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment and to allow adequate time for our administration process. for in-person class, if you need to register on the day itself (walk-in registration), then kindly contact our customer service department at +65 69807730. If time restricts, you can go directly to the event venue, and approach our officer in charge over there. Our personnel will assist you with subject to seat availability.

Full payment must be received within seven (7) working days upon receipt of invoice or before the event date, whichever is earlier.  A LOU with company stamp is requested for those organizations that cannot make payment on time.

Payment Mode

(1) BANK TRANSFER (USD/SGD only)

  • Account Name: HRD Future Pte Ltd
  • Account Number: 695-207639-001
  • Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
  • Beneficiary Bank Address: 65 Chulia Street OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
  • Swift Code: OCBCSGSG

For other currencies, we may provide you a different bank account depends on currencies. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

(2) CHEQUE

Please make all cheques payable to: HRD Future Pte. Ltd. (Appliable in Singapore Company only)     

(3) CREDIT CARD

We are using PayPal as the credit card payment gateway. This is the most secure way for credit card payment. There is an additional 4.4% + SGD0.5 credit card charges per transaction. A payment request email with payment link will send to you via HRD Future’s PayPay account if you choose this option.

Can I change the name/details of the delegate(s) after registration?

Yes, a name can be changed at no additional cost. Please email enquiry@hrd-future.com providing the details of the delegate(s) you wish to replace and the details of the replacement(s). This email should include:

  • Full names, titles and positions in company
  • Company name
  • Direct telephone (for any urgent purpose)
  • Delegate’s email address (for us to send the Pre-Course Reading Material and Questionnaire)

I have registered for an event but I can no longer attend, what is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy can always be found in the Terms & Conditions section of your registration form. Basically, cancellations can be made if it is submitted more than 30 days prior to the event.

For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, you have several options:

  • You can send a replacement as we do substitution free of charge
  • If no one from your organisation can attend, formal written request for withdrawal is required and an acknowledgement sent out. If the request is done before a month of the commencement date, a credit voucher is issued to the organization to be used within 12 months of the date of issuance.

Can I get a copy of the delegate list prior to the event?

We do not disclose delegate list prior to the event taking place. A list of participants will be available at the event only.

Can I get a copy of the course materials prior to the event for self-study?

Yes for some of the courses. However since we always update course materials closer to the event date to ensure all data is most updated, we are only able to provide course materials approximately one week before the event dates. A full payment is requested in order to receive the course material in advance.

What is the dress code for the event?

Most of our delegates who attend our courses prefer to wear business/ smart casual clothing. No shorts please. You can also bring optional formal clothing for your personal dinner or networking functions.

Who should I inform about my dietary requirements?

We will email you the event details letter approximately two weeks before the day of the events. You can highlight any special dietary requirements by reply the email.

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