At the end of this one-day workshop, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the value of succession planning for successful businesses.
- Demonstrate expertise with the key elements of a succession plan.
- Create and discuss aspects of a succession plan.
- Discuss the elements of a succession plan in terms of roles, responsibility, function, scope, and evaluation.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
A Need for Succession Planning
To begin, participants will explore the differences between succession planning and replacement hiring, including some of the advantages of succession planning.
Defining a Succession Plan
This session introduces the SUCCESS acronym, which defines the succession plan process that the remainder of the course will focus on.
Next, participants will use information gathered in their pre-assignment to identify the critical people in their organization.
Identifying Resources and Analyzing Risks
This session will give participants some tools to identify internal and external successors. We will also look at a sample risk assessment.
Defining Roles, Responsibilities, and Functions
During this session, participants will start creating risk assessments, individualized engagement plans, and succession plan profiles.
This session will help participants identify ways to look within their own organizations and determine what the critical positions are.
There are six key ingredients to being able to forecast what people you will need when. Participants will explore each item in small groups. Participants will also learn about the role of coaching and mentoring.
Putting the Plan Together
Next, participants will learn about using Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership Quality Assessments to develop a succession plan.
Putting the Plan into Action
During this session, participants will explore the idea of phased implementation. We will also look at using technology to facilitate putting the plan into action.
Evaluating and Reviewing the Plan
This session will look at the importance of evaluation. Participants will also work on modifying an evaluation checklist to suit their organization’s needs.
Your Action Plan
To wrap up the day, participants will identify their next steps and participate in a review exercise.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.