Course Outline

Course Outline

Manpower Development & Succession Planning

Ref No. Dates Venue Fee (US$)  
HR 003 31 May - 04 Jun 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
HR 003 18 - 22 Oct 2020 Dubai 4500 Register

Manpower Development & Succession Planning


Organisations that implement effective manpower development and succession planning ensure business continuity while motivating and retaining their talent, rather than losing them. A number of organisations have approached manpower development and succession planning from a qualitative perspective and have unsurprisingly been less than successful.

PROCLAD Academy’s Manpower Development & Succession Planning training course will enable participants to consider the latest methodologies and strategies related to successful manpower development and succession planning. The training course is also designed to provide tips for participants to create a clear career path. In addition, it will help delegates to plan a succession strategy for a flexible and sustainable business.

The key features of PROCLAD Academy’s Manpower Development & Succession Planning training course are:

  • Relating, networking, persuading and influencing
  • Presenting and communicating
  • Following instructions and procedures
  • Planning and organising to achieve goals and objectives
  • Formulating concepts and strategies
Learning Objectives

By attending PROCLAD Academy’s Manpower Development & Succession Planning training course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the basics of manpower development and succession planning
  • Distinguish succession planning and management from replacement planning, talent management and human capital management
  • Compare traditional HR focus with career planning oriented HR focus
  • Explain the role of employee and employer in manpower development
  • Apply innovative corporate manpower development initiatives
  • Evaluate and operate an effective succession planning program to close the developmental gaps in the organization
  • Prepare individual development plans and manage career choices
Target Audience

PROCLAD Academy’s Manpower Development & Succession Planning training course is predominantly designed for human resource professionals, line managers, HR business partners, team leaders and specialists.

Training Methodology

PROCLAD Academy’s Manpower Development & Succession Planning training course uses highly practical and experiential results-oriented methods based on an adult learning concept. It incorporates short inspiring lectures with structured lessons from the learning manual, captivating PowerPoint slides with videos to enhance learning, ongoing discussions with action planning, and ample time for Q&A. Participants are encouraged to share their organisational experiences in order to optimise the learning process.

Course Outline
  • Careers today: the importance of manpower development
  • Definition of manpower development
  • The manpower development process and links to HR
  • Essential elements in an integrated manpower development system
  • Definition of succession planning
  • Main aims and reasons for establishing a succession planning and management system
  • Distinguishing succession planning from replacement planning
  • Promoting a development culture
  • Characteristics of a development culture
  • Manpower development as a change agent
  • Roles and responsibilities in a development culture:
    • Human resources
    • Line managers
    • Top management
    • Developing Team
  • Key positions
  • High potentials and high professionals
  • Assessing individual potential
  • Best practices to improve the management of high potentials
  • Qualities of processes to spot, develop, and retain high potentials
  • Competencies: the foundation for Manpower development
  • Competencies framework
  • Coaching: an essential managerial function
  • Mentoring: a must have system for career development
  • Career counseling services
  • Making the business case for succession planning and management
  • Starting the systematic succession planning and management program
  • Assessing present work requirements and individual job performance
  • Assessing future work requirements and individual potential
  • Designing the individual development plan