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Succession Planning

It’s all about that bench, about that bench, get planning! If life were as simple as a pop song, we wouldn’t have to worry about things like bench strength, successors, and business continuity. Understanding the bench strength of your team to ensure business continuity must be a focal point for all managers. This is not simply a business imperative, or an HR responsibility. Effective succession planning is a leadership imperative.

Think of the A-players on your team.  What happens if one of them (or more) come in tomorrow and tells you, “I’m really sorry, but I’ve been given this fantastic opportunity, and I just have to take it. My last day will be two weeks from Friday.” Gulp. Now what? We can’t keep everyone. We don’t want to keep everyone.

As the boomer generation begins to exit the workforce, tribal knowledge and long-term customer relationships will exit your business.  The war for talent is a real thing…and, it’s really heating up. Right now.

What’s your plan to retain the knowledge and prepare the next generation of leaders and managers to step up? Having a “people plan,” and ensuring that it aligns with your strategic plan is critical and will give your organization the ability to adapt to changing markets and evolving customer needs. 

People make it happen, and that’s why “It’s All About That Bench.”

This interactive virtual event will provide an introduction to the philosophy, tools and processes to effective succession planning.

Who should attend?

  • Novices: Those who are new to the concepts and looking to learn how and why succession planning is a hot topic.
  • Intermediates: Those who are planning to introduce succession planning to their organization.

You will learn how to:

  • Determine your succession planning objectives
  • Build your succession plan
  • Assess your bench strength
  • Operationalize your talent picture
  • Maintain momentum
  • Utilize best practices for creating a succession/talent development plan

During the virtual event you will receive several succession planning tools and templates including the following: Stakeholder Analysis Tool, Business Case Planning Tool, Talent Review 9-Box Template, and more.

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Featured Speakers

Kelly Coyle Wyndgarden
Organizational Development Consultant

Eric Spencer
Senior Vice President, SkyeTeam

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At this time, there are no scheduled dates for this program. Please check back for updates or bring it on-site to your organization.


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