Securing The Future Of Your Agency Through Succession Planning

Securing The Future Of Your Agency Through Succession Planning
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-07-10
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Securing The Future Of Your Agency Through Succession Planning
Unit 2 Recording: Securing The Future Of Your Agency Through Succession Planning

Many organizations have informal guidelines for succession planning; however, few have a comprehensive and long-term approach. The lack of an organized, structured approach leaves many qualified individuals unable to obtain the training and skills they need to move up in the organization and also does not make clear who in the organization is in charge of developing the next generation. Given that the Baby Boomer generation will represent 48% of the population by 2017, and a significant number of retirements will come soon after, now is the time for your organization to develop a formal succession plan.

This webinar will explore the steps and strategies for creating an effective succession plan, explain why many formal and informal plans fail to produce the desired results, and review the pitfalls and roadblocks that can sabotage any employee development process. Participants will also learn the difference between a succession plan and a professional development plan, how to select the best employees (both new and experienced) to participate in these programs, the importance of developing formal mentoring and evaluation components as a part of this process, and explain the best strategies for developing employees.




The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.



Audience Comments:

  • “Amazing topic, learned a lot of what is not being done in my organization. Much appreciate the information!” — Kara
  • “Dr. Miller is a wealth of knowledge. She’s efficient in her presentations and always provides excellent examples that we can relate to our real-life experiences.” — Carrie
  • “Most valuable… Really everything. This was a great webinar. Dr. Miller’s points were very clear and easy to follow. Recognizing how strengths and can be overused and under used. Peer to Peer evaluations, Appropriate use of 360 evals.” — Joy
  • “Gained additional knowledge as to a road map on how to build a succession plan. We have a great leadership team in place currently. However, we recognize that all three of us will be retiring in the next 3-5 years. That has led us to researching and implementing action steps to have a successful succession plan in place to the best of our abilities. Additional item was how an employee is “creating a negative experience” and how that is creating a culture we do not prefer.” — Kersten
  • “This was by far the best webinar training I have received. The presenter was very knowledgeable, presented the information in a clear manner, and the material was very useful. Thank you.” — Michael
  • “Dr. Miller gives practical suggestions and examples instead of platitudes and unrealistic “best practices” — Nancy
  • “I appreciated Dr. Miller’s insight on the importance of ensuring that you take personalities and favoritism out of the promotional process. Being able to step back with a clean slate to identify the best traits for your leaders and then see how individuals rate is a fair and transparent process.” — Valerie


** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriff’s Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
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