Protecting Your Company’s Future through Succession Planning


Analysts claim that talent shortages will pose one of the greatest economic threats to businesses over the next 20 years. Yet, many organizations have not created the career and succession planning infrastructure that will help mitigate the risks of talent shortages. Successful businesses are increasingly embracing succession planning to deepen their employee bench strength and ensure top talent at every level of the company. This course will explore a methodology for succession planning within the context of a broader talent management strategy and examine best practices for successful implementation.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of succession planning, its importance and best practices for implementation
  • Learn how succession planning and talent development need to be linked with strategic planning and performance evaluation
  • Explore how to keep succession plans current and communicated to employees
  • Examine the steps involved in developing a succession plan, including developing competency profiles, identifying talent gaps, assessing current talent and succession candidates, and establishing development plans for successors and high potential candidates
  • Encourage employee engagement and improve retention through career management
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Course: AHR 111-00
Term: 2192
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 2192AHR111
Instructor(s): Veronica Frenkel
Location: Redfield Campus, Redfield Campus RM 221
Dates: Jan. 29, 2019 (Tue., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 6.0 Contact Hours

Registration fee includes lunch and parking.

This course has been approved for the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information about certification and recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at or the SHRM homepage at

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