Workforce Development


This class explores the processes and techniques by which organizations ensure that their employees have the requisite skills and maintain performance standards to accomplish the organization’s business. The course introduces concepts related to strategic workforce planning, skills and competency assessments (supply and demand analyses), macro and micro development planning and how to impact a large population in order to create an effective and healthy organization. Participants learn how to evaluate, measure, and prescribe solutions to business leaders on how to lead, educate and develop a company’s workforce in both the short and long term.

Learning objectives

– Understanding strategic workforce planning, analysis and development as a concept and the subsequent actions to take to become a more strategic HR professional.

– Creating development, training and education plans to address underlying business issues, gaps and strengths.

– Deciphering, learning and applying organizational behavioral techniques and best practices to create a more engaged, productive and performant workforce.

Full Refund - Class dropped one day prior to class start day
75% Refund - Class dropped on class start day
No Refund - Class dropped beyond class start day

San Francisco State University

The College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University (SF State) offers a wide variety of continuing adult education courses and programs to prepare you for career advancement, career change, or personal growth. We offer nationally-acclaimed curricula and faculty; weekend, evening, and online courses; plus access to thousands of transferable degree-credit University classes.

Who are College of Extended Learning classes for?

Extended Learning students are degree-seeking SF State students, working professionals, students who have completed their formal education, students wanting to take a program that is not offered as a degree (such as our internationally recognized Multimedia, Design & Development program), and the general public. The College offers academic units, continuing education units, online classes, and non-credit courses. Some programs are also available for students who want to complete advanced academic degrees and certificates.Where are classes held?

Most Extended Learning classes are held at one of two locations in San Francisco: 835 Market Street, 6th Floor, at the Westfield Centre and 1600 Holloway Avenue at 19th Avenue.

We also offer courses at Sierra Nevada Field Campus and Cañada College.

Who is our faculty?

Extended Learning utilizes a combination of SF State faculty and expert practitioners from the community to teach our courses. Because we can offer programs to meet the demands of the marketplace, we have the capacity to create and deliver opportunities for learning that are high quality, reasonably priced, and accessible to a broad segment of the larger community.

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