Entrepreneurial SWP - Building a Workforce Planning Startup in a 100 Year-Old Organization

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn how - by focusing on ambition, action, and invention - Cleveland Clinic went from a single concept slide to an industry-leading SWP department in one year.

Creating a new SWP program is daunting, and has a tough success rate. Executive support, the availability of usable data, and changing the status quo are common stumbling blocks for new programs. While not claiming to have cracked the code, I can offer my experience of overcoming these challenges.

This session will explore:

  • Owning the unknown: SWP is the Future of Work team
  • The answers are not in the data: Go beyond improvements to inventions
  • Take our own medicine: SWP is a skills-based endeavor
  • Leverage HR's capabilities, but don't be limited by them.

Learning outcomes:

  • There's no reason I can't build the best SWP in my industry
  • My leaders want me to reinvent the way work gets done
  • The talent market is talking to us, we shouldn't argue with it.
AJ Herrmann

Executive Director, Strategic Workforce Planning