Business Succession Planning Self-paced, available June 1, 2015 Cost per enrollment: ENROLL Provides video lectures Provides opportunities to interact with the instructor or students Uses discussion forums
Full course description
Business Succession Planning

This course is designed to introduce the importance and process of succession planning.

Course Level
This is targeted for the intermediate to advanced audience who has at least 3 years of supervisory experience.
Targeted learners
This course would be applicable to all employees within an organization who are responsible for hiring, training, or supervising other staff members.
Learning objectives
This course will enable learners to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of succession planning for successful businesses.
  • Demonstrate expertise with the key elements of a succession plan.
  • Create and discuss aspects of a succession plan.
  • Discuss the elements of a succession plan in terms of roles, responsibility, function, scope, and evaluation.
Project Deliverables:
Components of this project
Instructional materials accompanying this course include:
  • Online course, totaling approx. 10 hours of course material and assignments.
  • Personal Action Plan worksheet to be completed by the student
  • Print syllabus for download by student
Out-of-scope work
It may be helpful to find video/media material for customer service examples. Several YouTube videos have been employed in this course, however, it is strongly advised to replace these videos with similar media demonstrating appropriate customer service practices like from Chester Hull.
Possible constraints
[[[State any anticipated constraints that might impact the ability to successfully complete this project. For example: Several on-site videos will be created as part of this course. Video shoots will be scheduled at the convenience of Plant 72. If the shoots can’t be scheduled within a reasonable timeframe without affecting the plant’s manufacturing schedule, target dates in this agreement may need to be revised.]]
Success Measures
The success of this course will be based on achieving the following:
  • 100% completion of all modules and discussion board.
  • A student score of 80% or higher on all written assignments and quizzes in the course.
  • A student score of 70% or better on the final course exam.
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