Strategic Workforce Planning

Live virtual course

Workforce planning is one the most important business processes enabled by HR and is linked to every other function in HR management. This course will help you develop your workforce planning strategy, to reset, survive and thrive post-COVID. 

Based on real-life case studies from the Middle East, this course will help you gain knowledge into workforce planning models and put them in practice through the use of interactive tools and techniques. 

> Understand the relationship between business and people strategy

> Learn how to develop a robust workplace planning strategy to reset, survive and thrive post-COVID

> Assess and anticipate external market factors to mitigate people risks 

> Use the techniques and tactics applicable to workforce planning

> Reflect on global best practice case studies across private and public sectors

> Develop action plans to identify critical roles to improve recruitment and retention

> Implement robust workforce plans

Also available for in-house delivery upon request

"The Strategic Workforce Planning course was excellent! A good mix of theory and practice that were pitched at the right level. It was very engaging."

Stephen Laycock, Past Delegate

"The Strategic Workforce Planning course was useful, interactive and relevant to my role."

Emma Birch, Past Delegate

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13.5 hours of live virtual training


Jim is the Managing Director of TalentSpringBoard® having led the OD and Workforce Strategies teams for Mercer in EMEA and globally then with and Willis Towers Watson and HayGroup in Europe and the Middle East. He has 30 years’ experience in consulting and has advised over 2400 organisations in more than 40 countries. He specialises in strategic business alignment, organisation design and integrated people strategies, strategic workforce planning, talent management, performance excellence and HR effectiveness.

His clients in the Middle East include Dubai Government, Abu Dhabi Police, AD Municipality, Qtel, National Commercial Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Dubai Holdings, Abu Dhabi Media, Etisalat, Batelco, HLG, LUBEREF and SABIC.

Jim holds a BSc in Economics and Sociology from University of Bristol, is a Fellow of the CIPD and is BPS qualified.

Jim Matthewman, Lead Consultant in OD, Workforce Analytics and Planning, CIPD 


  • Early Bird: $2,199
  • Full price: $2,399

CIPD Member:

  • Early Bird: $1,999
  • Full price: $2,149

"The Strategic Workforce Planning workshop was the perfect short course that drew a link between the future of work and mega trends and how I, an HR professional, can prepare for the changes. Jim Matthewman has a diverse experience and explains the course on a global as well as local scale. Much recommended for professionals who don’t want to be caught off guard by the changes that fast-paced globalisation brings!"

Maithili Rao, HR Manager & Past Delegate

Intermediate level

Why virtual?
As a people professional, it is important to stay ahead of your professional development to support you through this time of ongoing change. In response to COVID-19, and to support the community of people professionals across the region, we have created a selection of CIPD short courses designed for virtual delivery. From the get go, our process is putting you, the learner, at the core of our approach to ensure we deliver rewarding learning experiences that engage youencourage participation and ensure the learning 'sticks' through job application and project work.  
Spaced-out learning

The programmes run over time to allow you
to apply your new skills and personalised individual follow ups support better learning retention.

A learner-centric approach

The course content is designed to engage you in various ways to meet your desired learning outcomes, 
with the ongoing support of your dedicated CIPD trainer.

Active learner engagement

The live virtual programmes combine self-directed learning 
with facilitated technology-based activities, to reinforce learning, 
support knowledge retention and skill application.

Social learning

Activities are designed for you to interact with other course delegates, share experiences, challenges and ideas, ask questions and create a memorable, connected learning experience.

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