Succession Planning: Identifying Your Next Generation of Leaders

Course Description: 

Is your organization prepared for a smooth transition in the event of an expected – or unexpected! – vacancy in the leadership team? Do you have promotable employees who are fully ready to step up into leadership roles when the time is right for them and the company? Being able to say 'yes' to these questions is an important key to learning how to prevent avoidable gaps in key leadership positions, but it's not something that just happens naturally. Even if you have high-potential, leadership-minded employees on your team, you'll only be in a position to deal with leadership gaps without skipping a beat if you engage in succession planning. Effective succession planning starts with utilizing a strategic approach to hiring and developing high-potential team members. Attend MTI's informative Succession Planning: Identifying Your Next Generation of Leaders session and learn how to identify and develop your next generation of organizational leaders.

Key Topics

Attend this informative training session to learn key strategies for effective succession planning. Topics covered include:

  • Why and how succession planning should fit into an organization's staffing and talent management plans, as well as its overall strategic plan
  • Risks of failing to implement effective succession planning strategies
  • How succession planning programs can help your company keep its most talented workers
  • How to identify current employees with the potential and desire to become your company's future leaders if provided proper training and preparation
  • Personality and attitudinal traits critical for leadership effectiveness, as well as those that run counter to the ability to lead effectively
  • Tips for encouraging buy-in for succession planning among the organization's current leaders
  • How to involve current members in succession planning by setting a positive leadership example and being willing to coach, mentor and nurture high-potential team members
  • Benefits associated with implementing a formal mentoring/training program to develop future leaders
  • Important components of mentoring/training programs focused on successional planning efforts

Who Should Attend

  • HR professionals
  • Talent Development professionals
  • Talent Management professionals
  • Talent Acquisition professionals
  • Organizational Development (OD) professionals
  • Organizational Excellence professionals
  • Learning & development professionals
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Business owners


This program can be delivered in varying lengths, ranging from a half-day workshop to a one-hour keynote presentation or webinar. Contact us to schedule a session for your company or organization.


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