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    Monthly Chapter Meeting: Succession Planning: Developing Talent from Within

    Date: March 9, 2022
    Akron Area SHRM

    Akron Hilton Garden & Streamed virtually via Zoom

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Networking & Breakfast
    8:20am - Announcements
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $25 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students, $15 Members-in-transition, $20 Virtual
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    The loss of valuable leadership can cripple a company. Succession planning is essentially preparing successors to take on vital leadership roles when the need arises. It is essential to the long-term survival of a company. Every company should have a form of succession planning in its portfolio as it is not the expected absences that can cripple a company, but the unexpected ones.

    Whether it is preparing someone to take over a position of leadership in a corporation, or the sole proprietor of a small business, Succession Planning will teach you the difference between keeping key talent in the pipeline and mere replacement planning. How you prepare people to take on the responsibilities of leadership so that the company thrives in the transition is just as important as picking the right person for the job. This interactive workshop will help you develop your succession planning strategy to stay ahead of the curve and fill critical gaps of tomorrow. At the completion of this session, you will be able to:

    • Create an internal talent pool

    • Identify core competencies needed for the future that align with strategic organizational goals

    • Assess your company’s current talent to identify skills gaps • Identify training, development, mentoring, coaching, and other experiences essential to prepare potential candidates

    Sheila Eason is founder and CEO of Elevate People Solutions, LLC, a leadership and personal development consultancy. With more than 25 years of experience helping organizations leverage its human capital to its maximum potential, she provides workshops and training in the areas of leadership and personal development and diversity and inclusion.

    She is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach with the John Maxwell Team. As a speaker and trainer, Sheila delivers interactive and educational experiences to her audiences in order to Elevate their skills and develop transformational leaders. As a coach, she helps create awareness and facilitate learning/growth in her clients.

    Sheila holds SHRM-SCP certification through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and maintains SPHR certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). She is Past President of the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association where she served as Diversity Chair and Diversity Conference Chair for three and four years, respectively

    Thank you to our March sponsor!



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