Career Development & Succession Planning

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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  • 5 days
  • in person

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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development


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Who should attend

Human resources managers, line managers, HR business partners, team leaders and specialists.

About the course

60% of organizations have no process for succession planning. This interactive course will enable you to consider the latest methodologies and strategies related to successful engagement, career development and succession planning.

The course is also designed to provide tips to create a clear career path and help build your bench. In addition, it will help you plan a succession strategy for a flexible and sustainable business.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the basics of career development and succession planning
  • Distinguish succession planning and management from replacement planning, talent management and human capital management
  • Compare traditional HR focus with career planning oriented HR focus
  • Explain the role of employee and employer in career development
  • Apply innovative corporate career development initiatives
  • Evaluate and operate an effective succession planning program to close the developmental gaps in the organization
  • Prepare individual development plans and manage career choices

Course Outline


  • Putting people before numbers
  • People’s wants from their organizations
  • Organizations’ wants
  • The war for talent
  • Today's top priorities in HR
  • Disengagement and the downward performance spiral
  • People based strategy
  • HR activities: traditional focus versus career development focus


  • Careers today: the importance of development
  • Definition of career development
  • The career development process and links to HR
  • Essential elements in an integrated career development system
  • Definition of succession planning
  • Main aims and reasons for establishing a succession planning and management system
  • Distinguishing succession planning from replacement planning


  • Promoting a development culture
  • Characteristics of a development culture
  • Career development as a change agent
  • Roles and responsibilities in a development culture
  • Role of human resources
  • Role of line managers
  • Role of top management
  • Role of developers


  • Key positions
  • High potentials and high professionals
  • Assessing individual potential
  • Best practices to improve the management of high potentials
  • Qualities of processes to spot, develop, and retain high potentials


  • Competencies: the foundation for career development
  • Competencies framework
  • Coaching: an essential managerial function
  • Mentoring: a must have system for career development
  • Career counseling services


  • Making the business case for succession planning and management
  • Starting the systematic succession planning and management program
  • Refining the program
  • Assessing present work requirements and individual job performance
  • Assessing future work requirements and individual potential
  • Closing the development gap: the Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Designing the individual development plan

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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