Certificate in Business Succession Planning Online Short Course

Provider Courses for Success
Course Outcome Certificate of Completion
Study Mode Online
Duration 6-8 hours
Start Date Anytime – start today!
Cost $199.00
  • What you'll learn


    Change is inevitable for any thriving company. Whether it is a new policy or an employee rising through the ranks to become an executive, corporations are always emerging and electing to conduct business differently.

    The Business Succession Planning Online Short Course, from Courses for Success, will teach you the many ways in which you can implement change in your company without encountering much resistance from subordinates. You will learn the essentials of leadership, which include handing over positions to successors. In addition, you will learn the qualities found in workers so that you may better select a successor to assume responsibility in your absence.

    This short course will present you with obstacles often discovered during the succession period, and challenge you to create a plan that offers several solutions to such problems. You will leave this course equipped and ready for whatever type of change, voluntary or involuntary, that comes your way.

    After purchasing this course, you will be provided with unlimited, lifetime access to its materials.

  • Ideal for


    This short course is fitting for anyone with basic literacy and arithmetic skills. Business executives will especially benefit, as the course will present information that can immediately be implemented in the workforce.

    There are no formal entry requirements for this short course, however you will need access to a computer and the internet to complete this course.

  • Career Outcomes


    By the end of this course, you will be able to execute plans for succession that are viable. You will also have the ability to navigate obstacles presented when supervisors exchange hands and policies are altered.

    Completion of this short course will see you awarded with a Courses for Success certificate of completion.

  • Course Content


    Succession planning vs replacement planning

    • What is business succession planning?
    • What is replacement planning?
    • Differences between
    • Deciding what you need

    Preparing for the Planning Process

    • How to set parameters for the planning process
    • Should you establish a committee
    • How to gather operational data

    Initiating process

    • Develop a mission statement
    • Develop a vision statement
    • Choosing to be a mentor

    The SWOT analysis

    • Identifying strengths
    • Identifying weaknesses
    • Identifying opportunities
    • Identifying threats

    Developing the succession plan

    • Prioritise what the succession plan will address
    • Set goals and objectives
    • Develop a strategy for achieving goals
    • Draft the plan

    Executing the Plan

    • Assign responsibility and authority
    • Establish a monitoring system
    • Identifying paths
    • Choosing your final approach

    Gaining support

    • Gathering data
    • Addressing concerns and issues
    • Evaluating and adapting

    Managing the change

    • Developing a change management plan
    • Developing a communication plan
    • Implementing the plans
    • Providing constructive criticism
    • Encouraging growth and development

    Overcoming roadblocks

    • Common obstacles
    • Re-evaluating goals
    • Focusing on progress

    Reaching the end

    • How to know when you've achieved success
    • Transitioning

    Wrapping Up

    • Albert Einstein - We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
    • Abraham Lincoln - A goal properly set is half-way reached
    • David Rockefeller - Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.



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  • Why Courses for Success?

    Courses for Success

    Boasting one of the most extensive and diverse course lists on offer, Courses for Success have hundreds of online courses. With everything from accounting to art, wedding planning to web design, they are a great option for anyone with specific professional development needs or with a particular hobby to pursue – there really is a course to suit everyone.

    Courses for Success has developed its own online courses and utilises the latest technology to deliver them at affordable prices across ten countries. They have also partnered with some of Australia’s leading training providers to offer a range of accredited courses, with accessibility their main aim.

    As a student of Courses for Success, you’ll benefit from 24/7 access to your online course materials, enabling you to study whenever and wherever you want.

    You will also receive ongoing support from a tutor who is available to answer your questions and help keep you motivated as you may your way through the course material.