Introduce Succession Planning to the Board

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    Now more than ever, chief HR officers (CHROs) are responsible for working with the board to create a succession plan that adapts for the future.

    Gartner has designed a customizable succession planning template that guides how to introduce and communicate an adaptable succession plan to the board. 

    Download the customizable template to access: 

    • CHRO guidance on introducing a succession plan 
    • Suggested language and fill-in-the-blank slides 

    About succession planning

    Succession planning is a strategic process that focuses on identifying the bench of successors to support internal growth, addressing capability gaps and priority hires. This will assist with the future-proofing of the organization's leadership, a key component of the overall talent strategy. Including historical organizational data on the cost of inaction or poor succession planning — and new targets — will be valuable in reinforcing board time and attention on the issue.