Succession planning involves more than just identifying high potentials for key areas and positions. How do you prepare those individuals for future work requirements and performance? And how do you know if your succession planning program is working? You have to systematically close the development gaps between what possible successors can do and what they’ll be required to do for future positions. This involves creating individual development plans that meet professional growth expectations and organizational objectives. Once implemented, you then need to monitor your plans to ensure objectives are being met. In this course, you’ll learn the steps necessary to implement individual development plans, including how to formulate and develop learning objectives that close the gaps between present and future performance. And you’ll explore how to assess your succession planning program and determine its success by using effective measurement criteria.