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    Frederick SHRM: Build your bench strength through strategic succession planning

    Date: February 27, 2014, 11:30am – 1:15pm
    Frederick County SHRM
    Dutch's Daughter Restaurant
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    Presenter: Ed Krow, SPHR, CCP

    Human Resources Essentials, LLC

    Planning for both the foreseen and unexpected absences of people who hold key roles in an organization is a task which employers often avoid or engage in only in an informal manner. Worse yet, we sometimes limit the planning to the “C-Suite”. Without concentrated effort on succession planning, a business that has been successful can quickly fail if one or more of its key employees are lost. Succession planning has to be a priority for every business and should be part of its strategic business plan. During this interactive seminar, attendees will gain a broad knowledge of how to develop a succession plan for all levels of key employees. Topics that will specifically be covered are:

    1. 1.The Business Case for Succession Planning
    2. 2.The 7 Deadly Signs (of a faltering SP system)
    3. 3.Succession Planning meets Leadership Development
    4. 4.Top 10 Ways to Strategically Build Your Bench Strength
    5. 5.Implementation Strategies for a Tough Economy

    We will identify current business trends that impact Succession Planning and learn how to recognize them in your organization. We’ll also conduct a mock succession plan activity that will require participants to rate an employee’s readiness to assume additional responsibility.


    Attendees will:

    1. 1.create an effective Succession Plan management process
    2. 2.develop best practices around on-the-job development
    3. 3.merge succession planning and leadership development
    4. 4.balance company interests with employee work-life balance

    This meeting is PENDING recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

    1.25 Strategic Credits pending