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Succession Planning

Session Format:

One 4-Hour Session


Succession planning recognizes that some jobs are the lifeblood of the organization and too critical to be left vacant or filled by any but the best qualified persons. This course introduces the critical process of recognizing and developing leadership talent. 


The participant will increase their knowledge and ability to:

  • Identify high-potential employees
  • Conduct a gap analysis to identify current and future needs
  • Develop a cadre of successors at several levels
  • Use employee development plans (EDPs) as a tool for leadership development

Content Outline 

What is succession planning?

Benefits of succession planning

Case studies from the best

Keys to effective succession planning

Leadership coaching

Employee development plan

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for directors, managers, and supervisors who can identify employees with potential to fill critical future vacancies in organizations.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14