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UBC Change and Transition Community of Practice - Workforce Planning & Change

Ended Nov 17, 2020

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Full course description

Who is this for?

The course is design with the following in mind: any manager with direct report(s), individuals responsible for workforce planning, and individuals responsible for risk mitigation.  
Open to all faculty and staff interested in learning more about the topic.

What are the learning outcomes?

  •  Understand what workforce planning is and why is it important
  •  Learn to identify key activities using the ABC strategy
  • Learn a 6-step approach to workforce planning
  • Understand how change supports workforce planning activities


Workforce planning is a strategic and iterative process for identifying and addressing gaps (skills, capabilities, resources) between the workforce of today and the organizational needs of tomorrow. Effective workforce planning will enable UBC to align workforce requirements directly to the university's strategic goals.

Workforce planning helps to strategically position the university as it shapes its future, with an eye to retention and growth, an improved employee experience, and relevant supporting budgeting discussions.

When planning for our workforce needs, we identify key activities – rather than individual roles – that will help achieve our strategic goals.


Simon Tai  Workforce Strategist - Organizational Change and Transition, Workplace Learning and Engagement