Leadership Development & Succession Strategist Certification

LEORON Professional Development Institute
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2 days

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Course description

Leadership Development & Succession Strategist Certification

Accelerate Leadership Readiness and Cultivate Talent

Adopt a strategic and systematic approach to succession management with HCI’s newest certification course. Take succession planning beyond the C-suite and plan leadership development solutions that address competency gaps, identify high-potential talent, facilitate engagement, and drive growth throughout the organization.

Sustainable Future Growth In order to remain competitive today and in the future, organizations need a steady pipeline of high-performing and high-potential talent. Leaders need an effective process to pinpoint the knowledge, skills, and experience that build strong future leaders. To close leadership gaps, the process for developing leaders and managing succession plans must be flexible, scalable, and repeatable. The Leadership Development & Succession Strategist Certification from HCI provides a framework for aligning leadership readiness strategies with business goals, developing meaningful analytics, and building robust talent pipelines for future growth.

Who should attend?

Who Should Attend?

This curriculum is for HR professionals looking for an integrated approach to succession management and leadership development that aligns to business strategy and moves the organization toward its goals.

Some of the roles that will benefit from completing the course include:

  • HR Practitioner, Manager, and Leader
  • HR Business Partner
  • Director of Learning
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Leadership Development Manager
  • Organizational Development Leader
  • Business Unit Manager and Director
  • Succession Management/Planning Leader
  • Anyone who supports the identification, preparation, and deployment of talent for critical roles

Training content


  • Welcome
  • HCI’s Strategic Leadership Readiness Approach
  • Learning Design, Environment, and Expectations
  • Course Overview

Orientation Module

  • Leadership Readiness Maturity Activity
  • Realities and Trends Impacting Leadership Development, Succession Management, and Talent Mobility
  • Highlights from HCI-UNC Kenan Flagler Business School Research: Accelerate Leadership Development
  • GE Global Research: Predict the Successors… Go Beyond Perceiving
  • HCI Talent Management Lifecycle
  • Cameco Corporation: Linking Succession Planning to Workforce Planning BuildingCompelling Business Cases for an Integrated Approach ActivityModule 1: ALIGN
  • Kaiser Permanente: How Your Business Works and Where It’s Going
  • The Imperative Skillsets for Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • Business Strategy Alignment
  • Aligning Business Strategies with Leadership Capability Activity
  • HCI Strategic Workforce Planning Model
  • External Influencing Factors
  • Internal Influencing Factors
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Leadership Development in a Constantly Changing Landscape
  • Evaluating Factors and Risks Activity
  • Presenting Your Business Strategy AnalysisActivityModule 2: IDENTIFY
  • Identifying Skill, Competency, and Capability Requirements
  • Sample Leadership Models & Frameworks
  • Guidelines for Defining a Leadership Framework: Bentall Kennedy Case Study
  • Identifying Critical Roles
  • FedEx: Identifying Critical Roles and Assess Leadership Risk with Data
  • Talent Segmentation ActivityModule 3: ASSESS
  • High-Potential Identification: Your Current vs Future State
  • Building Talent Pools Activity
  • Talent Assessment & Review
  • What to Evaluate? Ability, Performance, Aspiration, Engagement, and Beyond
  • Amazon: Leadership Principles
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Iris Bohnet, Harvard University: Using Data and Behavioral Insights to Design an Unbiased Organization
  • Tools for Making Data-Driven Talent Decisions

DAY 2Introduction

  • Day 1 Recap
  • Day 2 Overview
  • Preview End of Course Tasks

Module 4: DESIGN

  • Korn Ferry: Developing Leaders Who Can Drive Real Change
  • Career Pathways
  • Unique Perspectives on Talent Mobility
  • Rapid Leadership Readiness Approaches
  • Mastercard: Using a Bespoke Approach to Accelerate High-Potential Development
  • Whirlpool: Identifying and Preparing High Potentials to Lead a Function of Business
  • Innovative, Personalized, and Flexible Leadership Development Approaches
  • Blending Formal, Informal, and Collaborative Learning GE Case Study
  • Haworth: Designing and Executing Experiential Learning Programs in a GlobalOrganization
  • Concept Mapping and Application ActivityModule 5: EQUIP
  • Equipping Managers to Support Growth, Mobility, and Development Activity
  • Conducting Talent Reviews
  • Guidance for Feedback and Development Conversation
  • Establishing Visibility and Transparency
  • Mapping Stakeholders
  • Communication Plan DevelopmentModule 6: ENABLE
  • Framework for Defining a Cultural Vision: HP Case Study
  • Creating a Culture that Supports Leadership Development & Succession Activity
  • Kellogg Company: People Development Committees - the Business of Owning Talent Management
  • Leadership Communication
  • Systems, Processes, and Tools Required to Support a Leadership Readiness Strategy
  • HCI – Workday 2014 Successful Strategic Workforce Planning Through Collaboration Research: Tying It All Together with Tools and Technologies
  • Leveraging Technology Tools
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Leadership Development in a Constantly Changing Landscape
  • Developing Recommendations for Upgrading Systems and ProcessesModule 7: ANALYZE
  • Defining Success Measures and Metrics
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc: When you Care Enough to Promote the Very Best
  • Collecting Outcome Data for Leadership Readiness Activities
  • Data Analysis and Presentation
  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Preparing Data and Recommendations to Enable Continuous Improvement andPropel the Business Forward

Certification / Credits

14 NASBA CPE credits13 HRCI Recert. credits13 SHRM PDCs

Why choose Leoron?

LEORON has worked with some of the largest companies in the World - but importantly we care about the individual. Through our Customer Happiness Team we ensure that everyone who attends a LEORON course has the support before, during and after to ensure their training needs are met.

We offer the highest level of training delivery, whether that be in our live-virtual training or in-classroom sessions, with our expert instructors guiding you through everything so that you’re left feeling assured and confident to utilize your new knowledge going forward.

About Leoron

LEORON Professional Development Institute

LEORON is the fastest growing global training institute in the World, having evolved over the past 11 years into a dominant training institute that offers a comprehensive set of training and development solutions to both individuals and businesses. Our locations...

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