Succession Management

Increase bench strength at all levels of your organization

Succession isn’t just about planning for changes in the C-suite. Beyond identifying future leaders, your succession management strategy should include workforce planning, skills gap analyses, and the creation of development programs to increase bench strength at all levels of the organization. Learn ways to identify and define the leadership skills you need at the top, and discover how to align and integrate those competencies throughout the company.

Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification

Accelerate leadership readiness with innovative approaches to succession and leadership development.

Align your leadership readiness strategy with the business strategy to build organizational capability and sustainment for continuous leadership development for all critical roles, even beyond the C-Suite.

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Whether Your Management Style is Trending “Hard” or “Soft”, Some Iron Laws Are Immutable

September 9, 2016 | Bill Catlette | HCI

Spurred by incessant jousting over whether one of the U.S. presidential candidates might be “hardening or softening” their position on immigration policy, I thought recently about an altogether different arena, the workspace, and the evolution of management style that many of us find ourselves in the midst of, as we journey between a top-down command and control style (hard), and a more collegial and inclusive (softer) style. Regardless of where one is on that transition curve, and your direction of travel, there are still some universal precepts, ‘iron laws’ if you will, that bear adherence.

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The HR Mix: The 4 Ps to Grow HR’s Strategic Impact

September 9, 2016 | Emily Smith & Silvia Masini | HCI

“How do we demonstrate the value of HR to our organization, and step up its role as a strategic business leader?” We hear this question from clients in all industries, in all company sizes and at all levels—from the CEO/CHRO to the HR business partners and their internal clients. When HR plays a critical role during organizational change and transformation, companies see more powerful and immediate results.

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Effective Coaching for Employee Engagement

September 5, 2016

The needs of your organization are constantly changing, therefore your employees are constantly changing. In this Interview, Wendy Finlason Seymour, Director of Talent Management at Randstad Canada, details the ways in which you need to ...

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The Case for Radical Transparency

September 1, 2016 | Fierce

Susan Scott is a best-selling author and leadership development architect who has enabled top executives worldwide to engage in vibrant dialogue with one another, with their employees, and with their customers for two decades. A recognized ...

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Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification

Enroll Now: Leadership Development & Succession Strategist Certification Course

Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) provides a framework for HR to align leadership readiness strategies with business goals, develop meaningful analytics, and build robust talent pipelines for future growth. This two-day training course is geared toward early- and mid-career HR practitioners and senior-level HR leaders alike who are looking to implement a new approach to the identification, preparation, and deployment of talent for critical roles.

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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Aug 29-30, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM +07 (Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
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Washington, DC
Aug 29-30, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
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Sep 12-13, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
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Manila, Philippines
Sep 16-17, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM +08 (Asia/Manila)
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Sep 16-17, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM PDT
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Aug 19-20, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
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October
Oct 7-8, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EDT
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November
Nov 25-26, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
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December
Dec 10-11, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
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Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification

Shrink talent & skills gaps with a strategic approach to leadership readiness.

Plan leadership development solutions that address competency gaps, identify high-potential talent, and drive growth.

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