Strategic Workforce Planning Programme

Plan for future workforce requirements and explore how alignment between business processes and people strategy is key to achieving business goals.


4 days

Online class


This course will explore the stages of strategic workforce planning and how to plan and apply the process to make informed decisions.

This evidenced-based course is delivered by leading experts in strategic workforce planning and aligns to the CIPD Profession Map. You’ll be provided with case study examples of how strategic workforce planning models work in practice to help you apply the process into your own workplace setting.

On completion, you’ll be able to confidently forecast your supply of talent and understand how to segment data to inform talent decisions. You’ll understand and apply the benefits of gap analysis and scenario planning to close the gap between the availability of workers and your organisation’s need.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.

The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.


In this course you will:

  • appreciate the insights that can be drawn from strategic workforce planning
  • be able to baseline your organisation
  • know how to model and forecast changes to supply and demand and conduct a gap analysis
  • be able to create and execute an action plan to deliver the right workforce.

Is this course right for me?

If you’re a people professional with an existing understanding of the concept of workforce planning and/or want to enhance your expertise to a strategic level within your organisation, then this course is for you.

I want to put my team on this course

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