Strategic Workforce Planning



Strategic Workforce Planning

There has never been a more challenging time to be involved in the fields of HR, People Analytics and Talent Management. Learn about the strategies and practices that are reshaping and realigning Strategic Workforce Planning to the changing business practices of today.

Course Overview

Workforce Planning and Controlling is a core process of HR management that determines in a structured way the workforce needed today and tomorrow. It ensures that an organization always has the right number of people with the right competencies and diversity, at the right moment and location, and within the right budgetary constraints. It analyzes the workforce demand, determines the workforce supply, and generates the insights needed to match demand with supply, allocate and schedule resources, identify workforce gaps, and develop action plans and solutions to mitigate or close those gaps.

Throughout this high-octane workshop, which is packed with case studies, critical insights and action-learning, participants will deep dive into the key issues and challenges of Strategic Workforce Planning and learn how to develop SWP models and action plans that they can implement within their organisation in line with the changing business practices of today. Mostafa Azzam, who will be leading this workshop, will be incorporating into the workshop findings from his most current research into international Workforce Planning practices and trends.

Course Objectives

The following topics are covered in this highly informative course:

By the end of this intensive learning journey, you should be able to:

  • Conduct economic, market, and competitive environment scans
  • Determine workforce gaps and prepare accordingly
  • Design and develop contingency plans to ensure organizational agility
  • Align and integrate strategic workforce planning with the business strategy
  • Develop compelling talent scenarios that impact and drive result-oriented action

Who should attend?

Who should attend?

This course should interest HR professionals who want to introduce people analytics into their role. It is of primary interest to Senior Advisors, Business Partners, Generalists, Specialists or Line Managers in HR or Finance organizations. It is also of significance to HR and OD Professionals looking to build their knowledge, skills and confidence around Workforce Planning or seeking to update their current understanding of Workforce Planning models, processes and practices as they navigate their way forward in the “New Normal” of work.

Course Methodolgy

Course Methodology

A balanced approach between PowerPoint presentation, facilitated discussion, case studies and action-learning, individual exercises and group-based activities will ensure the direct transfer of skills, information and relevant practical experience as well as show you how to design, develop and consolidate strategic workforce planning models and action plans that you can implement within your changing business environments.

Course Instructor

Mostafa Azzam


Mostafa Azzam is Founder and Executive Director of TALENT® (, with offices in Canada, Dubai and Egypt. He boasts an impressive professional track record of over 30 years leading HR, OD and L&D functions, globally.

Mostafa has developed unique expertise as Head of Talent Management for PWA (Ashghal), Qatar; Learning & Organizational Development Manager for British Petroleum (BP), Egypt; Head of Training & Development for Kuwait Oil Company (KOC),
Kuwait, and Head of Talent Development for Maërsk (A.P. Møller Group), Egypt. He was also Senior HR Advisor for Chevron, Saudi Arabia; Senior HR Advisor for Aramco, Saudi Arabia; Senior Career Ladder Advisor for Schlumberger, Kuwait; and a Certified Trainer/Assessor at the British Council in Egypt. Mostafa is an internationally acclaimed Master Facilitator, Keynote Speaker and Conference Chair. He is an international SHRM Facilitator and Consultant, a Franklin Covey Authorized Trainer, and an Informa Associate Consultant and Facilitator for the GCC and Middle East. Mostafa is also an Executive Faculty at the American University in Cairo (AUC) as well as a seasoned Leadership Coach, Management Consultant, Registered Auditor and prolific HR Writer and Researcher.

Mostafa is widely recognised as a thought leader and globally respected authority on HR Analytics, Digital HR, Talent Management and Strategic HR. He helps HR practitioners and organisations realize their full potential through leveraging datadriven HR and analytics, and has unique expertise setting up and managing sustainable leadership development programs for major industry players undergoing seismic organisational transformation shifts.

Mostafa was recently recognized as one of the ‘Top 70 Global HR Thought Leaders You Must Follow in 2022,’ one of the ‘Top 60
Global HR Influencers to Follow in2021,’one of the ‘Top 5 HR Influencers Shaping the Future of HR in the UAE,’ one of the ‘Top
7 Global People AnalyticsExperts HR Professionals Should FollowthisYear,’ one of the ‘Top 100 Global HR Analytics
Influencers to Watch this Year,’ and one of the ‘100 Most Talented Global L&D Leaders in 2023.’ He was also awarded the
‘Global Learning & Development Leadership Award’ and the ‘HR Best Practice Award’ for his impact and contributions within
the HR and L&D space. He was educated in the UK and holds a BSc. in Engineering and an MA in TEFL. He is bilingual and is
fluent in both English and Arabic. Mostafa commands an impressive record of professional achievement and progressive
expertise that is truly remarkable and invigorating.


“Mostafa is one of the best HR experts in the world!”

Executive Chairman & CEO Stantec (MWH), USA

“Mostafa is one of the finest HR professionalsI have known. He is a champion facilitator & a prolific speaker. I can safely say he is one of the finest speakers in the region.”

Head of Training & Development – Qatar Gas, Qatar

Prices and Schedule

Course Includes

  • 18 – 20 September 2023
  • 9:00 to 4:00, UAE time
  • with multiple short breaks and one hour lunch break.


  • Super Early Bird Pricing
    Book and pay before 10, August 2023
  • Early Bird Pricing
    Book and pay before 31, August 2023
  • Regular Price

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