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Succession planning is about making provision for continuity in leadership at the top level. Succession has been a problem in the public and private sectors. This challenge can be avoided by adequate planning and mentoring for those that will play future leadership roles. The availability of managers with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience at all levels is essential for keeping organizations competitive.

In order to ensure readily available competent personnel at the top, organizations should embark on deliberate planning and development to create a cadre of managers who possess the necessary competence for higher responsibilities. Therefore, succession planning and mentoring programmes are key elements in developing managers.

Programme Objectives

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

examine the various approaches used in the development of top managers;

discuss the importance of succession planning and mentoring development programmes;

develop strategies to avoid vacuums in their organizations; and

apply succession planning and mentoring skills in work situations.

Programme Outline

An Overview of Succession Planning and Mentoring Management

Governance, Leadership and Succession Planning

Succession Planning and Mentoring Process

Training and Development

Human Resource Planning and Development

Career Planning and Development

Coaching and Mentoring

Organizational Structure and Succession Planning

Personal Values, Attitudes and Ethical Choices

Roles of Subordinates in Succession Planning

Challenges of Succession Planning (Case Study)

Delivery Method

Lectures, discussions, exercises and case studies. Audio–visual aids will be used to reinforce these learning methods.

Target Group :

Permanent Secretaries, Directors, Deputy Directors, General Managers, Top and Senior Managers, etc.

Mode of Assessment for Certification :

100 per cent attendance/active participation.

Fee :


First Run Information :

Duration: 5 Days

Date: October 23 - 27, 2017

Venue: CMD Training Complex, CMD Road, Shangisha Lagos

Fee: N75,000.00

Contact Person: Lucky Inegbenosun

Tel: 08035059262


Second Run Information :

Duration: 5 Days

Date: July 3 7, 2017

Venue: CMD Zonal Office, African Alliance Building, F1 Sani Abacha Way, Kano

Fee: N75,000.00

Contact Person: Zonal Coordinator

Tel: 08036993836