Professional Development Information

HR Succession Planning

Scheduled Date(s)

February 21, 2018

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$430 +HST

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HR Succession Planning
With the shifting demographics in the labour market, organizations must prepare themselves for loss of key talent and corporate knowledge. Learn how to develop a succession plan that will ensure leadership continuity for your organization.
HR Training, Succession Planning, Talent Management,

Implement a succession planning strategy that will prepare your organization now for key personnel changes that will occur in the future. 

HR Succession Planning leads participants through the process for developing a plan focused on leadership continuity, improved knowledge sharing, and transitioning people into critical roles.   The seminar defines succession planning, details the importance of succession planning in an organization, and explains the conditions for successful succession planning.  Participants will understand the process for establishing a succession plan and how to align the plan with an organization’s strategic plan.  The seminar also explores succession planning in a family run business.

This is a module in the Human Resource Professional Program.


For Individuals

  • Understand the structure and process of succession planning
  • Learn the methodology from risk assessment to action planning
  • Contribute to the continued success of your organization
  • Learn succession planning tools and techniques
  • Share ideas and experiences
  • Capitalize on existing talent

For Organizations

  • Introduce best practices in succession planning
  • Learn how to define key roles
  • Include succession planning in the organizations strategic plan
  • Make employees aware of the importance of succession planning
  • Understand criteria for succession and capacity planning
  • Introduce strategies to support long term success and continuity
  • Understand how succession planning can help minimize risk and maintain organizational stability

Who Should Attend

Businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies benefit greatly from succession planning which ensuring your human resources are prepared to achieve your organizations long-term goals.   

This seminar is beneficial for business owners, managers, supervisors and human resource professionals in all sectors and industries.


Understand the value of investing in your employees through professional development in:

  • The best practices of succession planning
  • Identifying where potential personnel gaps exist in your organization
  • The four steps to succession planning
    • Conduct a risk analysis
    • Identification of high-potential employees
    • Development of high-potential employees
    • Monitor the succession process for strategic value to your institution
  • The challenges of implementing a succession plan
  • Developing an action plan to begin implementing a succession plan

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7 


Lynn Best

Lynn Best is the President of CreAction Consulting, an organization that specializes in Workplace Learning and Employee Development. Lynn is a Certified Executive Coach, holding a PCC designation from the International Coach Federation. She has a Masters degree in Adult Education and two undergraduate degrees in Post-Secondary Education and Arts.

Lynn has experience working with private, public, and not-for-profit organizations, and has worked locally and internationally. She is a skilled facilitator who enjoys creating a collaborative learning environment. Lynn is passionate about workplace learning, particularly in the areas of executive coaching and coach training, leadership development, succession planning, and employee development.

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