Succession management is the critical determinant of long-term success for organizations. Too often, however, succession planning is left to the last moment. The process must start with the selection and retention of those individuals who hold critical positions where vacancies have a negative impact on bottom-line results. Having the right people positioned for succession can ensure short-term success and longevity in the market.
Join thought leader, William Rothwell, a noted succession management expert who has consulted with more than 30 multinational corporations for this critical, hands-on program. Bring your own real-life succession challenges and work with William Rothwell, Linkage experts, best practice succession organizations, and other participants to learn high-impact methods and tools that will enable you to close the critical gaps in your succession planning. OD teams are strongly encouraged to attend.
What you will learn
• Key trends from Linkage’s publications that are influencing the future of succession planning and management
• How to get the right leaders at the top of your organization
• How to retain talent as a competitive advantage
• How to implement the correct succession plan for your organization to achieve breakthrough success
William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., recognized globally as an expert on succession planning and management, served as the national thought leader for a 2001 Best Practices study of succession that examined 18 multinational corporations. A Professor of Human Resource Development at Pennsylvania State University,
Rothwell’s well-known publications include Effective Succession Planning, The
Action Learning Guidebook, and The Competency Toolkit, to name a few.
Bob Edwards specializes in management succession planning and talent
development systems. His hands-on experience and practical approach as a
consultant is unique in that he has a broad background in organization
development, project management/implementation, strategic organization change,
human resources operations and managing line organizations. Bob’s corporate
management experience includes first level, middle and executive positions in
Human Resources, Customer Service and Information Technology.
Note: This program is not open to independent consultants.