Stronger succession planning and conscious development of people already within the organisation with potential for a range of types of work is one practical approach to reducing the institutional risk of having too many roles that are difficult or expensive to fill. Positive succession management is also a more focused way of developing and motivating staff.
There are, however, often concerns about succession planning such as:
This is a practical workshop designed for HE organisations wishing to develop or enhance their approach to succession planning. Led by Wendy Hirsh of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), it will help participants to review their organisation’s current and future succession practices through a mix of short presentations drawing on simple models and case study examples and tailored work in small groups.
Areas covered at the workshop will include:
We would welcome input at the workshop from sector colleagues who are willing to showcase their HEI’s approach to succession planning/developing talent pipelines, or who can provide a frank and valuable insight into how solutions have been found at institutional level to address succession planning challenges. Colleagues who are able to provide a significant input can secure a reduced delegate fee.
Equally, if you are aware of any good practice examples of succession planning/developing talent pipelines from outside the HE sector, please let us know and we can approach those bodies for speakers. Please contact email@example.com to discuss either of the above.
The day is expected to run between 10.15am and 3.30pm and will take place at a central London (WC1H) location.
A timed programme will be available shortly.
This workshop is part of a wider suite of events facilitated by IES looking at strategic workforce planning issues. The other scheduled workshops (more details will be available shortly) are:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be sent more information on these workshops.