Succession Planning Course

Original price was: $100.00.Current price is: $50.00.

Effective Succession Planning: Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent from Within

Number of Users Discount
2 - 10 30%
11 - 20 40%
21 - 50 50%
51 - 100 60%
101 + 70%

Effective Succession Planning Course Description:

This online course on Succession Planning is designed to equip managers, HR professionals, and senior leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to create and implement an effective succession planning strategy. The course will explore key elements of succession planning including identification of key roles, potential successors, and the creation of development plans. With a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, participants will learn how to ensure leadership continuity and nurture talent within their organization.

Effective Succession Planning Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance and benefits of effective succession planning.
  2. Identify key roles within their organization for succession planning.
  3. Assess employees’ potential and readiness for future roles.
  4. Create a competency matrix and use it to guide development efforts.
  5. Develop a succession planning template and implement it in their organization.
  6. Create a structured development plan for potential successors.
  7. Understand how to manage the transition process when succession takes place.

Effective Succession Planning Benefits:

  1. Increase your organization’s preparedness for leadership transitions.
  2. Create a robust talent pipeline for critical roles within your organization.
  3. Improve employee motivation and engagement by providing clear career pathways.
  4. Minimize operational disruption during role transitions.
  5. Boost your organization’s long-term success by ensuring leadership continuity.

Effective Succession Planning Course Curriculum:

Module 1: Introduction to Succession Planning

  • Lesson 1: The importance of Succession Planning
  • Lesson 2: The role of HR in Succession Planning
  • Lesson 3: Succession Planning Vs Replacement Planning

Module 2: Identifying Critical Roles

  • Lesson 1: Criteria for identifying critical roles
  • Lesson 2: Techniques for identifying key positions
  • Lesson 3: Case Study: Identifying key roles in different industries

Module 3: Identifying and Assessing Potential Successors

  • Lesson 1: The concept of high-potential employees (HiPos)
  • Lesson 2: Assessing employee potential and readiness
  • Lesson 3: Tools and techniques for assessment

Module 4: The Competency Matrix

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Competency Matrix
  • Lesson 2: Creating a Competency Matrix
  • Lesson 3: Using the Competency Matrix for development activities

Module 5: Developing the Succession Plan

  • Lesson 1: Components of a Succession Plan
  • Lesson 2: Creating a Succession Plan Template
  • Lesson 3: Case Study: A deep dive into a real-world Succession Plan

Module 6: Developing High Potentials

  • Lesson 1: Importance of developing HiPos
  • Lesson 2: Strategies for developing HiPos
  • Lesson 3: Creating a Development Plan

Module 7: Managing the Succession Transition

  • Lesson 1: Preparing for the transition
  • Lesson 2: Role of the departing leader
  • Lesson 3: Role of the incoming leader
  • Lesson 4: Ensuring smooth transition: Steps and Best Practices

Module 8: Review and Continual Improvement of Succession Planning

  • Lesson 1: Importance of reviewing the succession plan
  • Lesson 2: Steps for reviewing and updating the succession plan
  • Lesson 3: Continual improvement of Succession Planning

Each lesson will be followed by practical exercises, self-assessment, or a group discussion forum, allowing participants to apply what they have learned. Feedback will be provided by the course facilitator. The course will culminate in a capstone project where participants will draft a succession plan for a hypothetical (or their own) organization.