Succession Planning: Leadership Competencies to Support Organizational Strategy

Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Session Description

Succession planning and management is best described as an effort designed to ensure the continued effective performance of an organization, division, or department by providing for the identification, development, replacement and strategic application of key people.

Given the current economic growth, historically low unemployment rates and the impending retirement of baby boomers; organizations are going to have to look inside to fill many of hte key positions that are going to be vacated by retirement and employee’s exiting companies for better opportunities.

In the past, Human Resources has been responsible for succession planning. I believe that’s a major misconception and is not a sustainable strategy. In this session you will learn why its important to succession plan, how it increases the talent pool, how it provides opportunities for high potentials and finally how it taps the intellectual capital of your organization. You will also learn how to take common sense approach to Succession planning.

Learning Objectives

  1. Why Succession Plan?
  2. Where do you start?
  3. How do you do it?
  4. Leadership competencies – what’s needed today?
  5. How do you measure success?

Randy Woehl, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MPA

Randy Woehl, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MPA is the Director of Human Resource Consulting Services at Bukaty Companies providing Human Resource, recruiting services and training to small and medium sized businesses. Randy has 15+ years’ experience working as a Human Resource/Organizational Development practioner in Fortune 100 and 500 companies. He has developed and facilitated numerous management and leadership training courses and coached and mentored hundreds of managers on effective management techniques. He also has experience in the design and implementation of benefits, salary and performance management programs and full cycle recruiting. Randy has published Human Resource articles for the KC Business Journal, written a book review on Design Thinking and is also in the process of writing his first book on Strategic Human Resources for small and median sized businesses. He is a tenured adjunct Graduate and Undergraduate instructor at Avila University teaching Strategic Human Resources (Succession Planning), Training and Development, Strategic Presentations, Compensation and Benefits, Business Management and Employee and Labor Relations (Graduate level). Randy has designed and continues to teach Graduate Human Resources online and on ground at the University of St. Mary and also designed and continues to teach Graduate Managerial Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion and Human Resource Management at Webster University. Randy has presented numerous workshops to local and National associations on Employee Engagement, Change Management in HR, Conflict Resolution and Succession Planning.