Workforce Planning Tools and Techniques Training

Workforce Planning Tools and Techniques Training

This module is designed for HR Team Leaders/Project Officers, Advisors and Corporate Workforce Development professionals.


Awarding body Leicester City Council

Est. Start Date: 01/04/2013
Est. End Date: 31/03/2014


Event Title: Workforce Planning Tools and Techniques
Target audience:
This module is designed for HR Team Leaders/Project Officers, Advisors and Corporate Workforce Development professionals
No of participants per event: A maximum of 16 delegates per event
Course Duration: A two day programme (to be agreed) – up to 4 events this year
Venue: Leicester City Council premises

By the end of the programme our expectations are that participants will:
? Use their analytical skills to interpret and analyse relevant data
? Have a greater awareness of how to anticipate and predict future trends and evaluate patterns that impact on the workforce
? Confidently manage the dialogue with managers to assess workforce requirements
? Develop strategies to support managers to orient themselves to deliver services that represent value for money within limited resources
? Use appropriate tools and templates to enable managers to determine current and future workforce needs and make sound decisions
? Apply problem solving techniques to influence the decision-making process
? Check to ensure there is clear alignment of finance, resources, people, structures and skills to match what the service is trying to achieve

Course content should include:
? The need to align workforce requirements to support service redesign and business needs
? How to assess workforce demographic data profiles (ie recruitment/retention/succession planning and talent management)
? Strategies to skillfully manage the dialogue with managers (ie asking the right questions, presenting the data, problem solving, probing, etc)
? Scenario planning to anticipate future trends and evaluate patterns
? Tools and templates to present evidence and facts and assess workforce requirements
? How to develop HR metrics to make sound decisions
? How to add value and use it to influence others

This module will form part of a suite of HR programmes designed to equip HR professionals with the relevant skills to drive the organisation forward.
Current tenders also include: Commercial Awareness for HR and Negotiation Skills. Tender submissions will be considered for one, two, or all three programmes.
Delivery requirements
? It would be desirable for the presenter to have experience of delivering within the public sector and have a HR background
? It is essential that the presentation is delivered in plain English
? Delivery needs to be pitched at a level appropriate for HR professionals

? If the event is accompanied by supporting material, printing will need to be managed by the provider
? Any materials should also be provided electronically so that it can be used as a reference point

Submissions should include:
? A course plan, including content and methods of delivery and course evaluation
? A short profile of the presenter(s) who will be delivering the training, including experience in this field
? Design and delivery costs
? Travel, meals and accommodation costs, where applicable
? Two references
? Insurance certificates (levels as per Training Providers Agreement attached )

A one-hour briefing session is planned for Friday, 8th February 2013, at 2 pm for all interested providers to attend and ask questions. Please contact Aveni Patel by email to confirm your attendance for this event.
If you are unable to attend this event and have any queries please contact: Paul McChrystal (Head of Corporate Workforce Development) by email, or ring 0116 252 8620.
Shortlisted providers will be invited to an informal discussion around the submission. We will be looking for evidence that the presenter is credible, experienced, and can communicate with the target group. Consequently, we would expect the person who would be delivering this event to attend this meeting.
CLOSING DATE: Friday, 15th February 2013, 1700 hours
Interview Date(s): Week commencing 11th -15th March 2013

Please complete the quotation form (link to the document is below) and return to in order to be considered for this work.

Only quotations on the form below will be accepted. However, any supporting documents will be considered.

This should be returned by 17:00hrs on 15/02/2013 at the very latest.

Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight,14/02/2013. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally. 

Associated Documents

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Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Human Resources, Training & Conferences,
CPV codes
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

15 February 2013

10 days

Submission Return By

15 February 2013

10 days

Contact Details

Leicester City Council
Jonathan Whitmarsh
New Walk Centre,
Welford Place,
Leicester LE1 6ZG

This contract is being managed by Leicester City Council . To request documentation contact