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Succession planning

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At a glance

This module provides governors, trustees and clerks with guidance and practical steps for preparing and reviewing a succession plan for chairing roles on their board and encouraging their ongoing learning and development.

You will cover:

the importance and principles of succession planning
the characteristics of good chairing
barriers that might hinder succession planning
how to develop a suitable structure for succession with your board
tools, strategies and knowledge to plan for the future of your board
Study time

40 minutes

Certificate upon completion

Module description

Practical e-learning support to help governing boards develop and plan their future leadership. This new e-learning module is created by our in-house governance experts, in partnership with Inspiring Governance.

This module will support you in creating an effective succession plan by spotting potential leaders currently on your board or designing a targeted recruitment process. It provides all the knowledge and understanding you will need to do so in an interactive space.

Upon completion, you will be able to not only spot but also develop potential leaders and help them to understand and practice what it is they need to do.

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    • “Very informative and a real eye opener for the need to ensure forward planning and not just responsive.”


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