27 - 28 November, 2018 | Novotel Canberra, Canberra, ACT

Alex Maron


Director, HR Strategies
Department of Finance


12:00 PM Integrating Workforce Planning into Business Planning: How to Evolve Workforce Planning Frameworks and Strategy Beyond HR

Future Workforce Planning is evolving in the public sector, where more organisations now understand the value of moving it outside from purely a HR strategy. Part of integrating workforce planning into business planning comes down to bringing the capability of managers in the organisation together to seek tools in developing the capabilities and processes that are informative and bring value to them for future decision making. To main relationships, avoid silos and create a resilient strategy, this workshop will highlight the importance in evolving workforce planning beyond HR.

What will the workshop cover?
  • Understanding your organisations capability in developing frameworks and analysing data to create a fit for purpose plan that can be evolved into long term planning
  • Effective methodologies for allowing diverse leaders across different branches to invest in skills and knowledge of understanding workforce planning in their business unit
  • Developing the right language and tools to develop a simplified and functional strategy that can be embedded across the entire business
  • Establishing workforce planning succession to prepare for transformation or machinery of government changes

11:40 AM CASE STUDY: Reshaping Workforce Planning Through Advancing the Department of Finance’s Capability Framework

The Department of Finance is developing a more connected approach to advancing their workforce planning capability framework. Part of being able to integrate workforce planning into business strategy was through meeting and connecting with each division to realise standards, language and prioritisation. Drawing on this strategy and the key learnings from the journey, Alex will discuss:

  • How the organisation has brought together three corporate areas to evolve and prioritise workforce planning into the budgetary cycle
  • Developing a consistent framework to use across the business to better communicate and forecast future workforce needs
  • Identifying and implementing workforce strategies that align to business strategy


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Alex.

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