Career Development and Succession Planning

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16 - 20 October 2023
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4 - 8 December 2023
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11 - 15 December 2023
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18 - 22 December 2023
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25 - 29 December 2023
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Why Attend
60% of organizations have no process for succession planning. This interactive course will enable you to consider the latest methodologies and strategies related to successful engagement, career development and succession planning. The course is also designed to provide tips to create a clear career path and help build your bench. In addition, it will help you plan a succession strategy for a flexible and sustainable business.
Course Methodology
The course uses a mix of interactive training techniques such as lectures, case studies, and group activities. The course also presents best practices in the areas of career development and succession planning and invites participants to share their organizational experiences in order to optimize the learning process.
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basics of career development and succession planning
  • Distinguish succession planning and management from replacement planning, talent management and human capital management
  • Compare traditional HR focus with career planning oriented HR focus
  • Explain the role of employee and employer in career development
  • Apply innovative corporate career development initiatives
  • Evaluate and operate an effective succession planning program to close the developmental gaps in the organization
  • Prepare individual development plans and manage career choices
Target Audience
Human resources managers, line managers, HR business partners, team leaders and specialists.
Target Competencies
Deciding and initiating action
Working with people
Relating and networking
Persuading and influencing
Presenting and communicating
Analytical thinking
Following instructions and procedures
Planning and organizing
Achieving goals and objectives
Applying expertise and technology
Formulating concepts and strategies
Course Outline
Putting people first
Putting people before numbers
People’s wants from their organizations
Organizations’ wants
The war for talent
Today's top priorities in HR
Disengagement and the downward performance spiral
People based strategy
HR activities: traditional focus versus career development focus
The basics of career management and succession planning and management
Careers today: the importance of development
Definition of career development
The career development process and links with HR
Essential elements in an integrated career development system
Definition of succession planning
Main aims and reasons for establishing a succession planning and management system
Distinguishing succession planning from replacement planning
Organizational readiness for change
Promoting a development culture
Characteristics of a development culture
Career development as a change agent
Roles and responsibilities in a development culture
Role of human resources
Role of line managers
Role of top management
Role of developees
Identifying high potentials
Key positions
High potentials and high professionals
Assessing individual potential
Best practices to improve the management of high potentials
Qualities of processes to spot, develop, and retain high potentials
Career development: tools and methodologies
Competencies: the foundation for career development
Competencies framework
Coaching: an essential managerial function
Mentoring: a must have system for career development
Career counseling services
Developing internal successors
Making the business case for succession planning and management
Starting the systematic succession planning and management program
Refining the program
Assessing present work requirements and individual job performance
Assessing future work requirements and individual potential
Closing the development gap: the Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Designing the individual development plan

United Kingdom

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Hatton Garden
07:30 – 19:00
Monday to Friday


Waarderweg 50-D
Haarlem , 2031BP
08:30 – 19:00
Monday to Friday


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Building 7, Apt. N22
+995 706 070161
07:30 – 19:00
Monday to Friday