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    January 31, 2014 Lunch Meeting: Strategic Succession Planning: Building Your Bench Strength

    Date: January 31, 2014, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    The Whitford Country Club
    600 Whitford Hills Road
    Exton, PA 19341
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    Topic: Strategic Succession Planning: Building Your Bench Strength Planning for both the foreseen and unexpected absences of people who hold key roles in an organization is a task which employers often avoid or engage in only in an informal manner. Worse yet, we sometimes limit the planning to the “C-Suite”. Without concentrated effort on succession planning, a business that has been successful can quickly fail if one or more of its key employees are lost.  Succession planning has to be a priority for every business and should be part of its strategic business plan. During this interactive seminar, attendees will gain a broad knowledge of how to develop a succession plan for all levels of key employees.  Topics that will specifically be covered are:

    1. The Business Case for Succession Planning
    2. The 7 Deadly Signs (of a faltering SP system)
    3. Succession Planning meets Leadership Development
    4. Top 10 Ways to Strategically Build Your Bench Strength
    5. Implementation Strategies for a Tough Economy

    We will identify current business trends that impact Succession Planning and learn how to recognize them in your organization.  We’ll also conduct a mock succession plan activity that will require participants to rate an employee’s readiness to assume additional responsibility.

    Attendees will:

    1. create an effective Succession Plan management process
    2. develop best practices around on-the-job development
    3. merge succession planning and leadership development
    4. balance company interests with employee work-life balance

    Speaker: Ed Krow : Ed is the Human Resources Principal with Implementation Management Group. As HR Principal he manages external consulting engagements and is based in the firm’s Lititz office.

    Ed has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field. Prior to co-founding IMG, Ed led the HR Consulting practice for a top 25 Accounting firm, operated his own consulting business, Human Resources Essentials, LLC, and spent over a decade with United Parcel Service in a variety of Human Resources and Operations Management roles. Additionally, Ed is currently an adjunct professor at Millersville University. In his current role he provides services in the areas of human resources management, affirmative action planning, organizational development, compensation and reward system design, employment law compliance, training and development, and performance management.

    Ed holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety and Hygiene Management from Millersville University and earned an MS in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Compensation Professional (CCP) and Hazard Control Manager (CHCM).

    He is currently the President of the Lancaster Society for Human Resources Management and holds membership in the national Society for Human Resources Management and World at Work. He is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Lancaster.

    This program has been approved for 1.25 General Credits.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit            


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