Interested in building your skills and practice in workforce planning & development?
Design a workforce plan to suit your project & join a global community by registering for the Workforce Architects Program!
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After many years’ experience solving workforce problems and linking this insight into education, Workforce BluePrint has designed and delivers a professional program in strategic workforce planning and development that extends your capabilities.
The Workforce Architects Program is suitable for people working in training institutions, business and industry representatives, consultants, economic and regional development practitioners, human resource, organisation development, vocational education and training leaders and practitioners.
A trip to the USA saw the launch of the Global Workforce Architects Program during SXSW and connections developed in San Francisco, Austin, New York and Las Vegas.
Taking a systematised approach to workforce planning and delivered digitally, participants receive video and downloadable resources with live online coaching sessions to build a workforce plan over 6 weeks or a timeframe that suits you. New start dates will be out soon.
Answers to your Questions
What is a Workforce Architect?
Workforce Architects assist enterprises, organisations, industry sectors, regions and countries in undertaking workforce planning and development. They may play an internal consultancy role or work with clients, customers and partners externally.
Who are Workforce Architects?
People who want to develop or update a workforce plan within their own enterprise/organisation such as Business Owners/Managers, Human Resource, Training and Organisational Development practitioners. Intermediaries who may be advising and supporting enterprises/organisations to undertake workforce development and planning such as TVET or Vocational Education and Training (VET) Practitioners, Service Skill Organisation advisors, Small-Medium Enterprise and Regional Development Australia advisors. Facilitators of Economic, Industry and Regional Development who want to produce an evidence based workforce plan for a council/shire, industry association/sector, infrastructure project, region or country.
What will I learn?
Learning outcomes from this program include:
- Developing skills and practice in workforce planning and development
- Utilising human resource information to formulate a strategic workforce plan
- Building consultancy capabilities with an understanding of workforce, careers, jobs and skills shifts into the future
- Undertaking training needs analysis and skills profiling
- Implementing workforce development and success strategies
- Managing diverse and flexible workforces, organisation development and people performance
- Providing leadership and extending creative thinking skills
- Joining a global community who are focused on solving workforce problems and applying vocational education and training as one solution
What is the accreditation for Workforce Architects?
Accreditation as a Workforce Architect is achieved by completing the program and providing evidence of the outcomes and application of your learning i.e. a well developed workforce plan.
What are you investing in?
The Workforce Architects Program is generally run over 6 weeks but you can take longer or go faster and it includes video content delivered via email, downloads and resources, coaching and mentoring support. You will learn a systematised approach to workforce planning and development with access to the Workforce Plan Generator or template if you wish so you can produce a workforce plan.
The program begins with an online skills self-assessment which will help to identify your strengths and gaps to focus on and your learning will be supported by a downloadable Guide to Workforce Planning and Development, access to a Facebook group and coaching sessions to fit in with your schedule.
When you have completed your first robust workforce plan, you’ll be able to gain the relevant Workforce Architects level and you will be invited to join the Global Workforce Architects community where you’ll find connections, opportunities and resources.
What if your workplace doesn’t support you to undertake this program?
You may see this as a challenge and the program works equally well for people working on a workforce plan for their own organisations or another. This could be just the opportunity to show initiative, develop valuable skills, show what you can do and gain insight into a variety of organisations, industry sectors and regions.
As the content is delivered flexibly, you can access the materials and resources whenever it suits you. You may be happy to undertake the project without the support of your workplace, as you see it as an investment in your own future and, hopefully, a benefit you can bring to your organisation in time.
How can building a workforce plan, without an organisation as a focus, be achievable?
If you can’t use your own organisation to build a workforce plan consider who else could you do this for – think laterally and perhaps there is an organisation you are aware of which would value and benefit from this project. This might be a charity, not for profit organisation or statup that you could approach.
Completing a workforce plan is not absolutely necessary for the program, more for the recognition as a Workforce Architect.
Can a Workforce Architects Program be run for us?
If an association, organisation, industry, region or country wishes to have a Workforce Architects™ program designed specifically, and you have a number of people interested, then yes certainly a quote can be provided via firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I register?
Express your interest by sending an email with your resume, bio and/or LinkedIn profile to email@example.com.