Succession Planning & Talent Development Certification Program Zurich

5-6 June 2024 Zurich, Switzerland

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Succession Planning & Talent Development Certification Program Zurich

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5-6 June 2024 Zurich, Switzerland

About the Event

Due to popular demand, we are adding a LIVE Version Of The Succession Planning & Talent Development Certification Program in Zurich!

Succession planning is an objective, intentional, and systematic effort. By identifying and developing current and future leaders, you can ensure leadership continuity and execute your organization's strategic priorities. In other words, it helps current leaders and HR stakeholders answer these two critical questions: Who should lead? And when?

Building a strong leadership pipeline requires talent that is nurtured and developed at all levels in alignment with an organization's business strategy. This is the best way to ensure individual readiness and support future growth.

HCI's Succession Planning & Talent Development certification program is designed to help you align your organization's succession planning and talent development efforts with your business strategy using a practical but compelling framework to guide your team's efforts.

What You'll Learn:

  • Purpose: Define succession planning objectives that solve current challenges and align with organizational strategies

  • Level: Understand the needs of your talent segments and target organizational levels intentionally

  • Assess: Identify leaders objectively with data and analytics and evaluate the performance of succession planning objectives

  • Nurture: Develop continuously to ensure retention and readiness for current and future roles


Facts & Figures

Type Of Certification:
This certification has been approved for 13 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 13 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

Certified By: HCI -Human Capital Market 


Susan DeFazio Human Capital Institute - HCI


Getting Started

Objectives and course agenda

Set the Stage

Align human capital strategy with business strategy
What is succession?
Purpose of succession planning
Burning platform for succession planning
Challenges to succession planning
HCI's Succession Planning Framework


Why build a succession plan?
Alignment with organizational strategy
The current state of leadership
Set succession and development objectives



Determine which roles to plan for
Historic approach to succession planning and development and where those created risks
How strategy drives selection of succession roles
Role segmentation


The business case for assessment
Determine and validate criteria for a role
Sources of information used in succession planning
How to assess
Dimensions of assessment
Integrate D&I into the assessment process
Assess through talent review
Talent review meetings
The role of talent pools
Manage vacancies in your succession plan
Track talent inventory data
Assess/measure performance of your succession planning efforts
The use of technology



Trends in development
6 B's and organizational development
The impact of organizational culture
Increase successor readiness
Key stakeholders in the development process
Competency models/leadership capability frameworks
Career pathing
Early identification of potential future talent
Integration with talent management
Manage change

Bring Succession Planning to Life

Talent readiness is everyone's job
Move stakeholders from compliance to commitment
Roles and responsibilities of leaders
Action plans
The unique partnership with talent acquisition
Metrics for succession planning and talent development


Best practices
Gallery walk
Action planning for the future

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