Career Development and Succession Planning

60% of organizations have no process for succession planning.

Programme Code
5 Days
Classroom - Virtual
Programme Overview

60% of organizations have no process for succession planning. This interactive virtual learning course will enable you to consider the latest methodologies and strategies related to successful engagement, career development and succession planning.

Programme 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
  • Compare traditional HR focus with career planning-oriented HR focus
  • Apply innovative corporate career development initiatives
  • Prepare a comprehensive succession planning program
Target Audience

Human resources managers, line managers, HR business partners, team leaders and specialists.

Target Competencies
  • Analytical thinking
  • Planning and organizing
  • Achieving goals and objectives
  • Formulating concepts and strategies
Programme Outline

Putting people first 

  • Putting people before numbers 
  • People’s wants versus organizations’ wants 
  • The war for talent
  • Traditional focus versus career development focus

The basics of career management and succession planning and management

  • Definition of career development 
  • The career development process 
  • Definition of succession planning
  • Distinguishing succession planning from replacement planning

Identifying high potentials

  • Key positions: High potentials and high professionals
  • Assessing individual potential 
  • Best practices to improve the management of high potentials
  • Competencies: the foundation for career development

Developing internal successors 

  • Starting the systematic succession planning and management program 
  • Assessing present and future work requirements Individual Development Plan (IDP)