Succession Planning

The Time to Start Succession Planning is NOW!  

We have a complete program for an organization to successfully transition.  Whether leadership is retiring or moving on to another position of responsibility, we need to be prepared to move the right people into the right jobs.  

That means preparing leaders as well as future leaders. We have programs for both!

Our online program is a great way to start the planning process.  We also have onsite programs that generally meet once a month for 6-months to a year to assure a smooth transition, whether the changes are happening now or 5 years in the future.  

LEADERSHIP FAST TRACK

The LEAD Program:

Leadership
Engagement
Acceleration
Development

  • A unique system for fast-tracking your high potential performers!
  • Talent is your greatest asset, your greatest competitive advantage and lack of it prevents you from taking your company next level.
  • LEAD is your answer to that problem, a systematic approach to building leadership depth – FAST!

HOW OUR PROGRAMS WORK!

You have the raw talent within your business already — those individuals that you identify as having a future with your company. They are high energy, have a great attitude, a desire to learn, and a successful mindset.

You choose your top employees, and with our “10-Month Intensive Leadership Program”.  Then we work one-on-one with their raw talent and turn them into LEADERS!

WHAT INVESTING BRINGS YOU:

  • A team of leaders ready to perform when you are ready to promote
  • More engagement and commitment to the company from every LEAD member
  • Next level leadership that have bonded and are committed as a team
  • Leadership with the knowledge to build and develop leaders at every level of the organization
  • The middle leadership power you need to SUPERCHARGE the growth of your company – this is your missing link
  • An investment that continues to produce dividends and long-term results
  • Peace of mind, that you have solved your greatest growth challenge – leadership!

SUCCESSION PLANNING PROGRAMS:

#1 – DEPARTING LEADER

Retiring?

Being Promoted?

Just won the lottery and simply want to get the heck outta Dodge?

That all sounds fantastic….but who will follow in your footsteps and preserve the empire that you’ve spent so long to build?

Contact Meridith Now!

We show you HOW TO SET UP YOUR TEAM AND YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR SUCCESS!

  • Strategic Planning
  • Coaching
  • Change Management
  • How to Identify the Right People for the Right Job

PLUS, receive our FREE Succession Planning Materials including:

  • Succession Planning Assessment Worksheet 
  • Succession Planning Questions Worksheet
  • The year-long leadership development topics and schedule
  • The Successful Succession Planning presentation slides

#2 – DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR FUTURE LEADERS

WHY SUCCESSION PLANNING WORKS:

This program works because we cover all the basics of leadership development – information, hands-on and most importantly experiential. We teach your LEAD candidates what it takes to lead, then we let them actually lead. Lead in a safe environment where they have the room to take risks, try things out, fail and get back in the saddle. In addition, we form a strong bond with these LEAD members which builds community and commitment – to you and your company. You not only finish this program with a group of next level leaders, but you also finish with a team who is committed to each other’s success.

PLUS, receive our FREE Succession Planning Materials including:

  • Succession Planning Assessment Worksheet 
  • Succession Planning Questions Worksheet
  • The year-long leadership development topics and schedule
  • The Successful Succession Planning presentation slides
Contact Meridith Now

1-Year Program Curriculum

January

  • Master Your Municipal World Leadership, Part 1
  • Focus – Employee Communication, Customer Communication
  • External Customer Perception
  • Year-in-Review Assessment
  • 360 Degree Assessment Preparation

February

  • Defining Roles and Responsibilities
  • Moving Municipal Leaders into the Future
  • Productivity Assessment
  • Individual Productivity Plan
  • Developing Delegation Techniques That Develop Leaders
  • Start the DISC Assessment Process

March

  • Master Your Municipal World Program, Part 2
  • Focusing on Focus
  • Providing the Right Training, Tools, and Responses for Citizens and Leadership
  • Future Workplace Trends
  • 360 Degrees Assessments and DISC Assessments Debriefs

April

  • Delegation and Accountability
  • Stop the Barking: How to Better Use the 4 Levels of Relationships in Your Municipal Communication Styles
  • Developing the Leadership Competencies – Use Meridith’s Leadership Development Assessment

May

  • 7 Leadership Prescriptions for Leadership Success
  • Creating a Stronger Mission and Vision
  • Making Tough Decisions
  • How to Provide Feedback That Motivates

July

  • Senior Leadership Teamwork/Team Building Assessment
  • How to Lean into Conflict: Make Tension Healthy and Productive Instead of Divisive and Disruptive
  • 10 Military Secrets for Effective Team Building

August

  • Employee Engagement – Statistics and Actions
  • Transformational Leadership in Action
  • Working Through Obstacles
  • How to Attract, Recruit/Retain, Mentor/Manage, Evolve, and Develop Current and Future Municipal Workers:

September

  • Everyday Leadership in Everyday Operations
  • Community Leadership for Business Progression
  • Contingency Planning – In Case of Emergency, Break Glass!  i.e. The Documents and Organization You Need to Put in Place NOW (comes with the 144-page In Case of Emergency, Break Glass Manual/Workbook)

October

  • Personal and Professional Productivity – use Meridith’s Productivity System, the DICE Method, and SDS
  • Survive and Thrive: Leading Change When Change is Tough and You Don’t Want to Change Either

December

  • Engendering Trust in the Workplace
  • Refining and Expanding Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
  • Creating Workplace Connections That Build the Right Culture

#3 – CHECK OUT OUR WEBINAR ON SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR EXECUTIVES, STAKEHOLDERS, BUSINESS OWNERS, AND EMPLOYEES.

 

Watch our FREE Webinar:

PLUS, receive our FREE Succession Planning Materials including:

  • Succession Planning Assessment Worksheet 
  • Succession Planning Questions Worksheet
  • The year-long leadership development topics and schedule
  • The Successful Succession Planning presentation slides

#4 – MERIDITH AMD MARY  – YOUR SUPERHEROS FOR SUCCESSION PLANNING

#5 – WHO COMES NEXT?  LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION PLANNING MADE EASY

Competitive, challenging, and constantly shifting – that is today’s marketplace. To successfully compete, organizations need to build depth of experience, perspective, and increase the knowledge base of their leadership bench.  

Leaders and organizations need to start planning now to:
1. Invest in attracting top talent
2. Develop leadership skills
3. Design a succession plan that gets results

With more than 75 million baby-boomers reaching retirement age, you need to be managerially prepared. You need answers to important organizational and leadership questions:
   What will the new roles and responsibilities look like in the future?
   What do we need to build an organizational plan for new challenges?
   Who is going to move into more senior positions?  Who comes next?

Dr. Mary Kelly and Meridith Elliott Powell have developed an innovative, high-energy keynote based on their succession planning book, Who Comes Next? 

They share what it takes to build a strong talent pipeline, develop your future leaders, and create a succession plan that gives you a clear competitive advantage.   

Key Takeaways:

  • Proven methodology for building your leadership bench
  • Powerful techniques to build long, loyal and highly engaged leaders
  • Secrets to aligning your succession plan to your strategic objectives
  • Innovative strategies to get you out of the “urgent” phase, and into a culture of continuous leadership development
  • A customized succession plan ready for immediate implementation

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To book a FREE 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION or if you’d like to speak with Meridith regarding a SUCCESSION PLANNING OR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM for your upcoming conference corporation or organization:

Contact Meridith Now!

PROOF IT WORKS:

“With more than 45-percent of our leadership ready to retire within two years, we were in crisis mode. Meridith and Mary stepped in and delivered a program that not only created our talent pipeline, but they did the impossible. They took our future leaders from zero to sixty in record time. Within six months of completing the program, more than half of the participants were promoted. The level to which they are leading far exceeded my expectations. The bonus – Meridith and Mary taught them to actively build talent pipelines so we never find ourselves in a crisis mode again. I cannot recommend or sing their praises enough – lifesaver.”

Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, National Telecommunications Association

LEAD changed my life – professionally and personally. When we started this program, I thought it would be the typical leadership development program – courses, reading, discussions. But this was out-of-the-box. We dealt with tough issues, took ownership of our personal development, and learned exactly what our Executive Leadership team deals with on a daily basis. After two sessions, I started looking at leadership in an entirely new way. Powerful – that is how I would describe lead.”

Margaret Pettyjohn, SVP, American Savings Bank

“We looked at so many programs for succession planning and leadership development, and Meridith’s just stood out. She has such a fresh approach and focuses on action and execution. Just what we needed.  
Jim Rasmussen, CEO, Morrow Insurance  

“This program is not for the weak, you better be ready to work, better to be committed, and ready to learn about true leadership. Leadership is responsibility, big responsibility – after LEAD I am ready.”
Kim Heskett, SVP, Mountain Credit Union