Succession Planning Process

Succession Planning Process

Succession planning ensures that there are highly qualified people in all of your mission critical positions—not just today, but tomorrow, next year, and five years from now. These rich talent review sessions help leaders understand their current bench strength and make plans for improvement. In this course, learn the step-by-step process for implementing and facilitating a robust succession planning process. Discover how to build an approach that will allow your organization to keep its leadership pipeline full and flowing. Having the right people in the right places will ensure that your talent is your competitive advantage.

Updated Jun 21, 2019

Succession planning and management is an essential component of the broader human resources planning process. It involves an integrated, systematic approach for identifying, developing, and retaining capable and skilled employees in line with current and projected business objectives.

Learning Objectives

  • Match succession planning to your organization's long-term goals.
  • Identify ideal qualities for potential successors.
  • Identify your mission-critical positions.
  • Describe the importance of succession committees.
  • Prepare to build a plan for senior leaders.