Succession planning helps organizations assess where they are going, identify the people they need to get there, and then plan for, recruit and develop their human resources based on a vision of the future. This paper focuses on succession planning as an outcome of three key strategies – culture, planning and strategic recruitment – that must be at work in an organization in order for continuity of qualified leadership and planned organizational growth to take place.
What is succession planning? Simply put, it is the process of identifying and developing people who are already within your organization to take on future leadership roles. Why is it important? People are the most important assets of every volunteer-driven organization. It takes time to identify people who are committed to your vision, to engage them and bring them up through the organization from attending their first event to joining a working group or committee, and one day putting their name forward for election to the board. Learn more information on Succession Planning