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Workforce Planning Program

Course Description

The Workforce Planning Program consists of four workshops and four one-on-one consulting sessions designed to guide the participants through the development of a workforce plan for their organization. Under the direction of the Executive Sponsor and Human Resource (HR) Champion, the participant will lead a project team within their respective organizations to develop their workforce plan over a four month period. Upon workshop completion participating organizations will have a completed workforce plan. The program includes a full day Kickoff and graduation events for HR Champions and participants and a half day kickoff for Executive Sponsors.

Required Roles

  • A dedicated Participant(s) and/or team has been established and approved to allocate up to 60 percent of its time to carry out the development and implementation of the workforce plan.
  • An Executive Sponsor is identified to actively engage executive leaders to participate in the workforce planning effort and support development and implementation on an enterprise level.
  • An HR Champion to facilitate participant’s access to organization’s workforce data such as turnover and employee demographics, and ensure continuity of workforce plan ownership.

Program Prerequisites

To ensure success in the Workforce Planning Program, the Participant must possess the following:

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, equivalent to Excel Level I, or access to workforce data subject matter expert (SME) who can perform these functions.
  • Ability to interpret data or access to data SME so participant can provide recommendations to drive key business decisions.
  • Ability to acquire MIRS and workforce separation data or access to workforce data SME prior to cohort kickoff.
  • Advanced writing skills or access to skilled editor.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management.


  • Understand what a workforce plan is and how it adds value to your organization.
  • Develop knowledge and skills that directly applied to the creation of an organizational workforce plan.
  • Apply the State of California Workforce Planning Model to workforce plan development.
  • Identify methods to effectively implement the workforce plan throughout the organization.
  • Create your workforce plan.

Registration Completion

In order for your registration to be deemed complete, your organization must:

  1. Submit one registration for your organzation via CalHR’s e-registration.
  2. Upon receipt of e-registration’s confirmation, email the following information for each required role (Participant(s), HR Champion, and Executive Sponsor). An organization may submit the information below for a maximum of two Participants.
    • Name
    • Title
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
  3. In addition to CalHR’s e-registration confirmation, you will receive a notification email form the CalHR Workforce Planning Team to confirm the completion of your registration.

Spring Dates

  • Kickoff: February 13, 2019 (9:00am-4:30pm) at CalHR
  • Workshop 1: February 27, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) at ALI
  • Workshop 2: March 21, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) at CalHR
  • Workshop 3: April 24, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) at ALI
  • Workshop 4: May 15, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) at ALI
  • Graduation: June 12, 2019 (2:00pm-4:30pm) at DGS

Summer Dates

  • Kickoff: July 10, 2019 (9:00am-4:30pm) at TBD
  • Workshop 1: July 24, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) at ALI
  • Workshop 2: August 14, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) at TBD
  • Workshop 3: September 19, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) at TBD
  • Workshop 4: October 9, 2019 (8:30am-4:30pm) at ALI
  • Graduation: November 6, 2019 (2:00pm-4:30pm) at TBD

CalHR is located at 1515 S Street Sacramento, CA 95811

Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) is located at 10000 Goethe Rd. Building A-Suite A1 Rancho Cordova 95827

Department of General Services - Ziggurat Building (DGS) 707 Third Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605

Cost: $3500

Updated 4/26/2019
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