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Business Succession Planning





This workshop will help you teach participants:

  • The value of succession planning for successful businesses.
  • The key elements of a succession plan in terms of roles, responsibility, function, scope, and evaluation.


Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of four delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Fulltime 1 Day R 2,829.00
Webinar 1 Day R 2,049.00

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.


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Business leaders, business owners, managers

Course Outline / Curriculum

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

  • A Need for Succession Planning
    • To begin, participants will explore the differences between succession planning and replacement hiring, including some of the advantages of succession planning.
  • Defining a Succession Plan
    • This session introduces the SUCCESS acronym, which defines the succession plan process that the remainder of the course will focus on.
  • Pre-Assignment Review
    • Next, participants will use information gathered in their pre-assignment to identify the critical people in their organization.
  • Identifying Resources and Analyzing Risks
    • This session will give participants some tools to identify internal and external successors. We will also look at a sample risk assessment.
  • Defining Roles, Responsibilities, and Functions
    • During this session, participants will start creating risk assessments, individualized engagement plans, and succession plan profiles.
  • Gathering Information
    • This session will help participants identify ways to look within their own organizations and determine what the critical positions are.
  • Forecasting Needs
    • There are six key ingredients to being able to forecast what people you will need when. Participants will explore each item in small groups. Participants will also learn about the role of coaching and mentoring.
  • Putting the Plan Together
    • Next, participants will learn about using Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership Quality Assessments to develop a succession plan.
  • Putting the Plan into Action
    • During this session, participants will explore the idea of phased implementation. We will also look at using technology to facilitate putting the plan into action.
  • Evaluating and Reviewing the Plan
    • This session will look at the importance of evaluation. Participants will also work on modifying an evaluation checklist to suit their organization's needs.
  • Your Action Plan
    • To wrap up the day, participants will identify their next steps and participate in a review exercise.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up
    • At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out feedback forms.

Schedule Dates and Booking

There are currently no scheduled dates.

Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit your paid booking.

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Should you need this course urgently, the following options are available:

  1. Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will schedule the course as soon as possible.
  2. If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have paid for 3 delegates at least.