Succession Planning: Its Not Just For Emergencies; It’s A Leadership Development Strategy

Training Format: OnDemand Webinar

Webinar Time: Available All Day

Speaker(s): Marcia Zidle

Webinar Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Training Duration : 60 minutes

Training Material Download : Conference Material (Password Required) (2.62 MB)


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Learn the top best practices from high performance companies to develop leaders

Succession planning isn’t just naming the new CEO. In fact, it’s not about putting a name behind a title at all. That’s called replacement planning.  And when it is only used during times of crisis — when a company has to name somebody to fill a vacant role quickly — that’s not succession planning either. That’s crisis management.

The goal of succession planning is to continuously identify and develop high-performing leaders capable of meeting the present and future needs of the organization. It should include a formal identification process supported by leadership development that builds leadership capacity within the organization. 

Organizations are only as strong as their leaders. High performing organizations make leadership development, at all levels, a top priority. So how does your organization shape up? Which of the top best practices from high performance companies are being used in your organization to develop leaders? Which of these practices should you consider adopting to develop your future leaders?
Succession planning will continue to become more integrated into the everyday life of organizations, moving from a formal ‘annual event’ to become a part of the daily fabric of doing business. This webinar Succession Planning: It’s Not Just for Emergencies; It’s a Leadership Development Strategy by Marcia Zidle will cover these key areas for effective succession planning,:

  • How to identify your potential leaders who can assume greater responsibility in the organization
  • The variety and impact of various development experiences to those that can move into key roles
  • How to engage the leadership in supporting the development of high-potential leaders.
  • Who's responsible for succession planning: The three parties and their roles to make it successful
  • How to utilize the Center for Creative Leadership's three key elements of leadership development: Assessment -Challenge-Support to grow you present and future leaders

Learning Objectives of Leadership development strategy conference:

The focus of this webinar is to learn the elements of effective succession planning and will include these objectives.

  • Learn why succession planning is vital for an organization's survival.
  • Discover the 7 deadly sins of succession planning: What not to do!
  • Examine the pros and cons of insider’s vs outsiders to fill specific positions: Which is better?
  • Understand the 70-20-10 Rule for developing your future leaders: What it is and how to use it.
  • Identify the 7 best practices that high performing organizations use for grooming outstanding leaders
  • Review the 5 steps that must be followed to build a culture that supports development from the top down
  • Recognize the 5 types of opportunities  within a person's job that will develop leadership and your future leaders
  • Utilize the Center for Creative Leadership’s 3 key elements for successful leadership development: Assessment – Challenge –Support

Why You Should Attend Leadership development strategy conference?

Best-practice organizations use succession planning to not only prepare for potential leadership challenges but they also rely on such plans to develop and maintain the strong leadership that’s required to grow and keep pace with changes in their business, industry, and overall marketplace.
The heart of succession planning is identifying and building your future leadership at all levels. Through your succession planning process, you recruit superior employees, develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities, and prepare them for advancement into ever more challenging roles. This will guarantee that you have a strong leadership bench on hand and ready to fill new or vacated roles.
How effectively are you finding and developing your organization’s future leaders?

Who Should Attend this Leadership development strategy conference?

If you work in any company at any position, you will benefit from this webinar. This is especially a not-to-miss webinar for:

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Operation Managers and Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Mid-level Managers
  • Human Resources Professionals

Have a question? Ask your doubts at the Q&A session after the live event and get special advice pertaining to your specific situation, straight from our expert speaker.




Marcia Zidle is a board certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who helps entrepreneurial ventures; small to medium size enterprises and professional firms to leverage their leadership and human capital assets. With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries inclu.. Read More >>



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