HCI's Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Certification Course

HCI’s Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) (Online)

USD 1,995.00

Faculty Instructors: Sharma Kumari, Ron Thomas

Offered by the prestigious Human Capital Institute, this is the premier credential that 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.  Register for this course.

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Course Information

Plan the workforce your organisation will need to succeed in the future

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 organisation thrive in today’s environment; and at the same time establish yourself as a strategic partner to the business. HCI’s certification programme 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.

■ interactive sessions delivered online
■ includes industry-recognised certification
■ supports HRCI (HR Certification Institute)

What You Will Learn
HCI’s Strategic Workforce Planning model gives you a framework to prepare your organisation 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.

The Class prepares you to
■ Assess your organisation’s readiness
Find out where you stand so you can successfully implement and sustain workforce planning

■ Align your strategy
Segment roles according to your organisation’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


04 – 06 May
The online class will be delivered as such:
Class time: from 12.00 PM – 5.30 PM local time Canberra
Class faculty: Ron Thomas

29 – 31 Mar
The online class will be delivered as such:
Class time: from 12.00 PM – 5.30 PM local time Kuala Lumpur
Class faculty: Sharma Kumari

Module 1 – Strategic Workforce Planning in context
■ Discover the context of strategic workforce planning
■ Distinguish between operational and strategic workforce planning
■ Evaluate your organisation’s strategic workforce planning readiness

Module 2 – HCI’s SWP Model
■ Align workforce planning to your organisation’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 organisation’s ability to carry out its strategy
■ Conduct a current state analysis of your most strategic roles
■ Construct scenarios that help your organisation prepare for the future
■ Identify gaps between current and future states
■ Create an action plan to fill gaps, track the progress of the plan

Module 3 – Bringing SWP to Life
■ Implement and sustain strategic workforce planning by applyingthe practices of high-performing organisations in six key areas

Module 4 – Next steps
■ Plan your next steps to bring strategic workforce planning to yourorganisation or to improve your existing process.

Why HCI?

HCI Strategic Workforce Planning Certification Course

About (This certification-led programme is by the Human Capital Institute (HCI). The Human Capital Institute provides solutions that advance the practice of human capital and strategic talent management. A global clearinghouse and catalyst for new ideas and next practices HCI is a resource for the most progressive organisations and executives in the world).

Audience Profile(195, 000 HCI members worldwide; 18 % in emerging markets; 96 % of the Fortune 500; 77 % of the Inc 500; 52,000 mid-sized firms; 726 colleges & universities; all major federal agencies and all branches of the military).

Online Talent Communities (world’s largest aggregator of open source news, information and research at the intersection of human capital and business strategy; access to over 100, 000 articles, white papers and case studies; digital library of over 1,800 webcasts, podcasts and videos; daily feed of over 200 expert blogs).

HCI Alumni

HCI Alumni (Since 2005, more than 20,000 progressive talent leaders have taken an HCI education course. As a participant, you will receive complimentary Community Membership with HCI.)

Faculty (The course is delivered by a single approved faculty member. Faculty are assigned to teach classes in any number of locations. Changes to the schedule may arise from time to time and may result in changes to assigned faculty.)

Who Should Attend

■ Anyone in HR, Organisational Development or related roles who is involved in workforce planning
■ Current HR, OR or workforce planning practitioners who want to bring greater discipline to their work using a model and tools

Specific disciplines include
■ Human Resources
■ Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
■ Organisational Development
■ Strategy and Workforce Planning
■ People Analytics
■ Stakeholders in the business or finance line


Exam Format(multiple choice exam; exam must be taken within six months of course completion – no extension of time will be given; exam consists of between 40-60 questions depending on which course is taken; pass score of 75%); up to three attempts provided to take the exam.

Certification (In order to receive your certification you must pass a test receiving a score of 75% or higher).

Recertification (each certification is valid for 3 year period; renewal is based on continuing education credits that demonstrate currency in the field; credits may be earned by attending HCI learning events, completing additional courses or through outside educational activities; the accumulation of 60 credits extends the certification for three additional years. For the Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) course only, you may attend an SWP Alumni Workshop and pass the exam in the last year of certification to recertify your SWP.

Once you register for a course, you will be signed up as a member on the HCI portal. You can refer to the “Education” tab of your online profile and download HCI’s Recertification Tracker which outlines the requirements for recertification credits.

Credits :(1) This programme has been approved for 13 General recertification credit hours towards PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® recertification through the HR Certification Institute; (2) SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 13 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications. The Human Capital Institute is recognised by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for courses named above.


This price is inclusive of the cost of taking the exam.

Important Note

1. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit Vertical Distinct for the full terms.
2. This class is brought to you in partnership with the Human Capital Institute.

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