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Dale Carnegie Training

Succession Planning for You and Your Managers

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About the course

You can’t fight or ignore demographic realities: if it hasn’t already started, your organization will soon face the challenge of large numbers of exiting knowledge workers. Many leaders in key positions – especially the baby-boom generation born between 1946 and 1964 – are retiring. With the economy slow to rebound in many industries, other leaders are switching industries and leaving critical vacancies.

Simply put, the talent shortage is mounting, and there is a much greater sense of urgency to proactively plan to replace key talent. But the expense and risk associated with bringing in candidates from the outside is high. Compounding this problem, the supply of job-ready replacement candidates is often limited.

As Human Resource Management professionals and managers, are you daunted by these issues? If you’re unsure where to begin, or are looking for a fresh approach to speed up the process, this one hour, interactive webinar can help. A Dale Carnegie consultant will help you write your succession planning strategy using Dale Carnegie’s simple, effective, and time-tested methodology.

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand the critical inputs to a strong succession plan
  • Apply a seven-step process for succession planning
  • Follow over a dozen Do’s and Don’ts to get succession planning results


You will be able to:

  • Complete your succession plan using the Dale Carnegie Succession Plan template
  • Apply a seven-step process for business succession planning
  • Understand the critical inputs to strong succession plans
  • Use sample succession plans, sample scripts, best practices, and other succession planning tools to clarify and simplify the process
  • Follow over a dozen Do’s and Don’ts to get succession planning results
  • Encourage your managers to be accountable for developing their own succession plans so that they engage with the process, rather than become defensive or disinterested

Who should attend

HR professionals and any manager who desires to speed up the succession planning process in their department or organization.

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