Technical Succession Planning: Planning for Successors of Your Knowledge Workers
  • CODE : ROTH-0014
  • Duration : 90 Minutes
  • Level : Intermediate
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William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is a Professor in the Workforce Education and Development program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. He is also President of his own consulting firms—Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and Rothwell & Associates, LLC. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 300 books, book chapters, and articles—including 111 books. Before arriving at Penn State in 1993, he had nearly 20 years of work experience as a Training Director in government and in business. As a consultant, he has worked with over 50 multinational corporations--including Motorola, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 1997 he and his wife founded a small business—a personal care home for the elderly that employed 27 workers and served as the residence for 54 people. That company was sold in 2017.

Most of the time, when we think of succession planning we think of preparing people for more responsibility and for vertical promotions up the organization chart. But succession planning can also be focused on the unique issues associated with such knowledge workers as engineers, research scientists, mortgage bankers, actuaries, IT professionals, and others who are hired for what they know rather than who they know or how they can manage others. It is possible to give knowledge workers promotions horizontally on the organization chart based on them acquiring more knowledge or deeper knowledge. This webinar describes a robust approach to managing the unique talent management issues associated with knowledge workers and transferring their important, proprietary knowledge.

Areas Covered

  • Why Succession Planning Is Important for Knowledge Workers
  • What Is Unique About Succession Planning for Knowledge Workers
  • How to Get the Most Out of HR Practices for Knowledge Workers

Course Level - Intermediate

Who Should Attend

  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Vice Presidents

Why Should You Attend

What is GE without engineers? Bankrupt. What is Microsoft without systems analysts? Bankrupt? What is a mortgage bank without bankers? Bankrupt. Has your organization planned to deal with the loss of intellectual capital resulting from the retirements or resignations of so-called knowledge workers? This webinar focuses on how to plan for succession for people with a vast knowledge of our business, customers, and processes who might leave the organization.

  • $149.00

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