Workforce Planning Training Goes Online
Flexibility, a focus on continuing despite the altered environment, and the apparent commitment of the participants have facilitated the smooth transition of the inaugural Workforce Planning Training program (WFP) to online delivery. The initial three face-to-face workshops were held at Crowne Plaza and were very well received by participants. The learnings in these early sessions focused on broad WFP concepts, strategic analysis and the importance of solid workforce planning to support effective organisational performance.
When COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were announced, the Laos Australia Institute HRD team adapted the course content to continue delivery online to maintain the momentum already achieved in the face-to-face workshops. All participants remained engaged during the transition. The second half of the program focused on the actual hands-on capabilities required to identify areas for workforce development, develop a project plan, and effectively present proposed WFP projects for consideration by senior officers.
The project plan proposals, developed by participants, address specific sections of their organisations and will be presented to senior officers and other VIPs in a closing ceremony to be scheduled toward the end of June. The transition has been successful and demonstrates the adaptability, commitment, flexibility, focus and patience of all involved. Well done to everyone who has been a part of this program.