Grey Bruce: CANCELLED 03.31.20 Succession Planning: After the baby boomers leave

Date and Time

Starts:03/31/2020 2:00 PM

Ends:03/31/2020 4:00 PM

Event Type: Seminar

2 Hours Hour(s)

Travelodge Port Elgin Colonial 235 Goderich St Port Elgin, ON


HRPA Members:
$10 + Taxes
$25 + Taxes


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Event Sponsor

This session will provide a practical overview of Succession Planning, and will address a number of common questions that many people have on the subject, including: What is Succession Planning, and why is it important? What is Talent Management? What is Knowledge Transfer? How do Talent Management and Knowledge Transfer intersect with Succession Planning? What are the steps in the Succession Planning process? Who needs to be involved? Three Succession Planning Models. Some of the research examples in this presentation are drawn from research done by the Society of Human Resources Professionals in the United States. As part of this session Stephen will take attendees through a practical case study that is intended to highlight some of the challenges that Human Resources and business leaders typically face in reviewing and identifying qualified candidates to backfill key roles in organizations. 

Attendees will gain: 

  1. a deeper understanding of succession planning, how it links to talent management and knowledge transfer; 
  2. the elements that go into an effective succession planning system; 
  3. the steps in a succession planning system; 
  4. how to establish a succession planning system within their organization. As well, participants will participate in a small group exercise that provides a practical introduction to succession planning, and how to assess the performance and potential of various hypothetical candidates

Speaker bio(s)
Speaker Stephen White

Stephen White

Stephen White is a Career and Executive Coach with Career Compass Canada, a leading national service provider providing outplacement support to persons in transition. During the course of his 40 year career Stephen held several senior Human Resources generalist and specialist positions in both the public and private sectors. His most recent position was Senior Manager, Human Resources and Policy Compliance with Scotiabank in Toronto where he was responsible for the design, development and implementation of Scotiabank’s Occupational Health and Safety Program. Stephen also spearheaded the design of the Bank’s policy development function within human resources, as well as regulatory reporting for the Bank. Prior to joining the Bank he held a variety of Human Resources roles in both the public and private sectors including recruitment and talent management, employee/labour relations, compensation, succession planning, benefits and HRIS. Stephen holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from McMaster University, as well as Masters degrees in Public Administration and Industrial Relations from Queen’s University, a Certificate in Adult & Continuing Education from the University of Saskatchewan, and an Advanced Certificate in Alternate Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor. Stephen is also an ICF accredited Coach having completed his Associate Coaching Certification through the College of Executive Coaching in California. Stephen has been an active member of the Human Resources Professionals Association, Halton Chapter, since 1985, and currently holds the CHRL designation. He is also an Instructor in Human Resources Management at McMaster University's Centre for Continuing Education, and is also an Assistant Professor in the Randy Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College in Oakville.