Workforce Architects™ Program
Global Workforce Architects™ Program
Interested in building your skills and practice in workforce planning & development?
Build a workforce plan in 6 weeks & join a global community by registering for the Workforce Architects Program!
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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 in providing workforce management services.
Global Workforce Architects Program explained
What are the levels of Workforce Architects?
Like most capabilities workforce planning and development has different levels and for this program they are outlined below:
- Bronze – understanding workforce development and planning concepts/definitions/terms and the basic process for developing a workforce plan; models and tools for workforce planning.
- Silver – development of a workforce plan for an enterprise or organisation; workforce measurement and analysis; workforce development strategies; forecasting workforce demand and supply.
- Gold – development of a workforce plan for a project, network, industry, region or community involving multiple stakeholders and enterprises/organisations.
- Platinum – collaborating with Workforce BluePrint as a Workforce Architect Partner (under licence); working with enterprises, organisations, groups/teams/networks/consortia, across industry sectors, regions and communities.
- International – endorsement for experience in different countries.
Certification as a Workforce Architect is achieved by completing the program at each level and providing evidence of the outcomes and application of your learning.
Workforce Architects™ is mapped to units of competency from Australian National Training Packages as you may be interested in evidence towards evidence for units of competency or qualifications.
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 are you investing in?
The Global Workforce Architects Program is run over 6 weeks and includes video content delivered via email and live sessions each week.
You will learn a systematised approach to workforce planning and development with access to the Workforce Plan Generator 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 secret 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 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 or not for profit organisation that you could approach.
Completing a workforce plan is not absolutely necessary for the program, more for the accreditation as a Workforce Architect.
How do I get started?
Register your interest for the next Workforce Architects program starting on 30 May 2017 by sending an email with your resume, bio and/or LinkedIn profile to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if we are interested in Workforce Planning and Development for an Enterprise or Organisation?
If you wish to TAKE ACTION to transform your workforce, you can develop or update an enterprise workforce plan in 6 weeks through coaching and mentoring with the delivery of the program digitally. Alternatively, the program content can be delivered via a 3 day intensive workshop.
If workforce planning and development is totally new to you and you don’t have any experience considering beginning with Workforce Planning Essentials.
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 for your needs, and you have a number of people interested, then a quote can be provided via email@example.com.
How do I get to be a Global Workforce Architect Partner?
To become a partner you’ll need to complete the Global Workforce Architects Program and this is something to discuss with Managing Director, Wendy Perry.