Career Development and Succession Planning

Course Overview

The course is designed to assist managers in learning the necessary skills for career management. Participants will be able to effectively use career management tools in order to construct the career paths and conduct succession planning. This course comprises of various tools and techniques that will give insights about the relevant activities required to stimulate career management.

Course Objectives

  • Importance of succession planning in an organization
  • Understand the factors that promote motivation and also the ones which create de-motivation
  • Role of manager as a coach
  • Association between performance appraisals and career management
  • Consider different personality traits and raise self-awareness
  • Effective use of new processes and structures needed for career management

Course Content

Importance of Succession Planning

  • Use of development models in order to monitor effectiveness
  • Important factors to use for succession planning
  • Problem-solving and decision making
  • Analyze performance outcomes
  • Incorporate talent management into daily work activities

Role of the Manager in Career Development Process

  • Competency-based assessment techniques and their impact
  • Use of various questioning techniques in order to improve decision making
  • Successful conduct of performance appraisals
  • Role of manager in giving and receiving feedback
  • Evaluation and target setting

Consider the Effects of Various Motivational Factors

  • Motivation theories and their use in analysis
  • Self-reflections in order to know what motivates you
  • Identification of the motivating and de-motivating factors
  • Justify work approach and appreciate the motivation of individuals
  • Understand person job fit

Prepare for Career Development Seminars

  • Prepare the set of tools and techniques
  • Consider personality traits and raise self-awareness
  • Use of Psychometric tests, including Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)
  • Effective use of feedback in order to maximum results
  • Individual and team dynamics

Change Management and its Importance in Succession Planning

  • Use the structured approach to manage change initiatives
  • Analyze short and long term strategies of succession planning
  • Change problems and solutions
  • Change process
  • Implications for the 21st century businesses

Final Exam/Review/Discussion

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

  • Senior Executives
  • Senior Executives
  • Supervisors of all departments especially Human Resource


2 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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