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Workforce Planning

Changes in workplace demographics as well as other trends are creating a focus on workforce planning as a means to help organizations to prepare for their future workforce needs. Workforce Planning is fast becoming a necessary addition to business and strategic plans. How can you better understand your company's demographics and workforce outlook? This interactive course helps attendees through discussion of the many trends affecting the current workforce and walks through a step by step process to conduct workforce planning to enable better anticipation and reaction to workforce needs.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate to executive management the current and future need for workforce planning within their organizations
  • Understand the role of HR in Workforce Planning
  • Learn the components of the workforce planning process and the three primary approaches to workforce planning.
  • Work through the steps of workforce planning

This course is ideal for those working within HR/Human Capital in their businesses or seeking to learn more about this field. This includes, but is not limited to, positions such as HR Managers, HR Directors, HR VP's, Chief Operating Officers and those in a management role with an interest in understanding workforce planning.

This course counts as an elective option for the Human Resources Certificate Program.

How can companies better understand their current and future workforce needs? What steps can we take to ensure preparedness for future retirements and growth in productivity?

Topics include:

Definition of Workforce planning

Importance of Workforce Planning for strategic planning and organizational alignment

Current context, demographics, and workforce trends

Roles and responsibilities

Workforce Planning Approaches

  • Workforce
  • Workload
  • Competency

Steps in Conducting Workforce Planning

  • External and Internal Environmental Scan
  • Supply Analysis
  • Demand Analysis
  • Gap Analysis
  • Action Plan
  • Implementation and Evaluation

Review of Workforce Planning Models

Keith Eustis is founder and President of Port Professional Staffing LLC a direct hire recruiting company focused on candidate searches in the professional, management and executive disciplines for New England businesses. Keith is an executive, financial, strategic, operational and sales leader with over 20 years of progressively responsible experience at the corporate, division and operating levels in multi-location environments. His experience includes significant contributions to high-growth and fast-paced staffing businesses as well as experience working with technology, manufacturing, engineering & construction, professional services and non-profit organizations.


Friday, March 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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$185 (6 contact hours/ 0.6 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus