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The Steps to Successful Succession Planning: Helping Others Step Up to Lead

Firefighter Promotion

Identifying and preparing the next generation of leaders for your department is a critical responsibility. What will happen to all of the hard work you’ve put into your organization when it comes time for you to leave? Who will take your organization to the next level? Will they be ready to face the challenges that await them? Will they know how? Training your replacement takes work. Making a plan, finding a candidate, helping them develop, and handing off the reins isn’t just a good strategy; it is the only choice for your organization to survive. It can take time, money, and work and may seem counterintuitive to train people for a job they aren’t currently doing, but the “Train Your Replacement” mindset, and the four steps it requires, will help your organization get ready for the next set of challenges. This intensively participative workshop helps attendees evaluate their organization and themselves with the goal of “deepening the bench” of future emergency services leaders.

Teaching Formats:


-Question and Answer

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this program students will be able to:

– Utilize the first steps, next steps, step up, step out format of successful succession planning.

– Ask the key questions necessary to frame a succession plan or program.

– Outline the job requirements both as they exist now, and as they may exist 5 to 15 years into the leadership development process.

– Apply NFPA 1021 or NEMSMA 7 Pillars to leadership development in their organization.

– Link job performance requirements to knowledge, skills, and attitude requirements for positions that will need to be filled.

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