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ML050 05 Jul - 16 Jul Jeddah $6250 Register
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Course Overview

This career development and succession planning training course will enable individuals to develop themselves as well as the organization by establishing awareness and providing the support required for career growth and succession planning.

The Career Development and Succession Planning training program outline is up to date and pertinent to marketplace requirements, thus catering well to all analytical prediction of training needs in the specified area. A customised proposal can also be arranged, to suit the training requirements of your team.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this career development and succession planning training, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an 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 and career-planning-oriented HR focus
  • Explain employee and employer career development roles
  • Examine innovative corporate career development initiatives
  • Close the developmental gap by operating and evaluating a succession planning and management program
  • Prepare individual development plans and manage career choices

Who Should Attend?

Individuals involved in designing, setting up or controlling career development systems; line managers who are involved in, or accountable for, the career development of their staff.

Course Outline:

Putting People First

  • Putting People Before the Numbers
  • People needs
  • Organizational Wants
  • Present Top HR Priorities
  • HR Activities: Traditional Focus versus Career Development Focus

The Basics of Career Management and Succession Planning and Management

  • Careers Today: The Importance of Development
  • Definition of Career Development
  • Essential Elements in an Integrated Career Development System
  • Definition of Succession Planning
  • Main Aims and Reasons for Establishing a Succession Planning and Management System
  • Organizational Readiness for Change

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

Identifying High Potentials

  • 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

Career Development: Tools and Methodologies

  • Competencies: The Foundation for Career Development
  • Coaching: An Essential Managerial Function
  • Mentoring: A Must-Have System for Career Development
  • Career Counselling Services

Developing Internal Successors

  • 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


Customized Schedule is available for all courses irrespective of dates on the Calendar. Please get in touch with us for details.
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