Career Development and Succession Planning


Talent management is a useful term when it describes an organization's commitment to hire, manage and retain talented employees. It comprises all of the work processes and systems that are related to retaining and developing a superior workforce



How you will benefit

  • 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 and career-planning-oriented HR focus
  • Explain employee and employer career development roles
  • Examine innovative corporate career development initiatives
  • Close the developmental gap by operating and evaluating a succession planning and management program
  • Prepare individual development plans and manage career choices

Who should attend

Those involved in designing, setting up or controlling career development systems; also, line managers who are involved in, or accountable for, the career development of their staff

What you will cover

Module 1: Putting People First

  • Putting People Before Numbers
  • People’s Wants from Their Organizations
  • Organizations’  Wants
  • Present Top HR Priorities
  • HR Activities: Traditional Focus versus Career Development Focus

Module 2: The Basics of Career Management and Succession Planning and Management

  • Careers Today: The Importance of Development
  • Definition of Career Development
  • Essential Elements in an Integrated Career Development System
  • Definition of Succession Planning
  • Main Aims and Reasons for Establishing a Succession Planning and Management System
  • Organizational Readiness for Change

Module 3: Promoting a Development Culture

  • Characteristics of a Development Culture
  • Career Development as a Change Agent
  • Roles and Responsibilities in a Development Culture

Module 4: Identifying High Potentials

  • 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

Module 5: Career Development: Tools and Methodologies

  • Competencies: The Foundation for Career Development
  • Coaching: An Essential Managerial Function
  • Mentoring: A Must Have System for Career Development 
  • Career Counseling Services

Module 6: 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
Study Time

This practical training program is designed with:

16 hours training - 2 days


3,500 $
08 Dec & 09 Dec 2024