In this webinar, you will learn the specific steps required to create, communicate and measure the effectiveness of a succession plan.

You will learn:

  • What Is Succession Planning
  • Creating a Succession Plan
  • Foundations of the process
    • Workforce Planning
    • Strategic Plan
  • Key Components of Succession Planning
  • Strategic Succession Planning Process
    • Capacity, motivation, alignment of needs/interests
    • Mapping needs v. current capacity v. developmental capacity
  • Emergency Succession Planning Process
    • Pre-planning for emergency interim options
  • Strategic Plan – What future leadership skills are needed to achieve objectives
  • Preparation for Succession
  • Creating development plans for staff identified in Succession Plans
    • Internal v. External training options
    • Measuring effectiveness of development plans
    • Communication plans
    • Incorporating plan into Job Description and Performance Review processes
    • Awareness of recruitment strengths, weaknesses and opportunities in the marketplace
  • Don’t wait until you have to—prepare for all possibilities
Faculty Member
Jennifer L. Berman
OAU Consulting, Inc.

Jennifer L. Berman has provided Human Resources Consulting services to organizations since 1995. In April 2009, Jennifer established OAU Consulting, Inc. to address HR issues challenging organizations in a new economy. Prior to 2009, Jennifer was the Managing Director for the HR Advisory & Training Services group of CBIZ; Leader of the HR Consulting practice for CBIZ in Chicago and the Director of HR Consulting Services for Friedman, Eisenstein, Raemer and Schwartz, LLP (FERS). Jennifer has extensive experience consulting to middle market clients in a wide range of industries, and her HR expertise lies in a wide variety of areas. Jennifer received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University. Jennifer has been a featured speaker, commentator and panelist for national, regional and local associations, organizations and publications including MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, WGN and the Chicago Tribune.

HR Credits

Credit Value Type Format
HRCI 1.25 General
SHRM 1.25 General

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