The loss of valuable leadership can cripple an organization of any type – corporate, non-profit, or governmental entity. Succession planning is essentially preparing successors to take on vital leadership roles when the need arises. It is essential to the long-term survival of any organization and you should have a form of succession planning in your portfolio. It is not the expected absences that can cripple an organization, but the unexpected ones.
Whether it is preparing someone to take over a position of leadership, or other key positions, this microcourse will teach you the difference between succession planning and mere replacement planning. How you prepare people to take on the responsibilities of leadership so your group can thrive in the transition is just as important as picking the right person for the job.
By the end of this microcourse, you should be able to:
- Define business succession planning and its role in your organization
- Lay the groundwork to develop a succession plan
- The importance of mentorship
- Define and use a SWOT analysis to set goals
- Create a plan, assign roles, and execute the plan
- Communicate to develop support and manage change
- Anticipate obstacles, and evaluate and adapt goals and plans
- Characterize success
- Lite: $35
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Single microcourses do not qualify for academic credit. However, enrolled students can add three microcourses together, purchase a Microcourse Credit Conversion option, pay the difference between the cost of the microcourses and a regular trimester course at their degree level and submit reflection journals and a Final Creative Assignment for grading. For assistance with this, please email our Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.