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Feb 27—28, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 859
USD 429 per day
May 14—15, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 859
USD 429 per day
Sep 17—18, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 859
USD 429 per day
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About the course

Position management is indispensable to achieving an organization’s mission. You will learn best practices and strategies to overcome common position management challenges and how position management influences organizational success. You will also develop skills and tools for organizational design, workforce alignment, job description development, and organizational gap mitigation.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop background knowledge of position management as it pertains to federal human resource
  • Identify organizational components related to position management
  • Summarize organizational gaps and strategic processes to mitigate them
  • Demonstrate the use of tools and strategies that overcome workforce planning challenges

Course Topics

Introducing Position Management

  • Defining Position Management
  • A Brief History of Position Management
  • The Evolution of Position Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Position Management
  • Roles within Position Management
  • Position Management for the HR Professional in the Federal Government
  • Position Management vs. Position Classification
  • Legal Foundation for Position Management and Position Classification

Elements of Position Management

  • The Most Common Organizational Structures
  • Effective Organizational Structures
  • Organizational Structure in the Federal Government
  • Workforce Planning
  • Position Design vs. Job Design
  • The Role of Position Descriptions

Identifying Organizational Challenges

  • Common Challenges within Existing Organizational Structure and Job Design
  • Position Management Tools
  • Position Management Principles and Strategies

Position Management Best Practices and Applying Organizational Strategies

  • Best Practices in Position Management
  • Exercise: Refining Your Toolkit
  • Exercise: Using Your Toolkit and Checklist

Who should attend

This course is designed for HR professionals or organization leaders who need to manage change in positions in line with change in organization design and organization needs.

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