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Join us for a thought-provoking webinar on how AI is transforming succession planning techniques within organizations. We'll discuss state-of-the-art AI techniques intended to find, nurture, and keep top talent while facilitating smooth leadership transitions. 

Important Topics covered in this session will include: 

Overview of Succession Planning: Recognizing its significance and obstacles in contemporary businesses. 
Function of AI in Succession Planning: Examining how AI improves on established methods for succession planning. 

Predictive Analytics for Talent Identification: Making predictions about future leaders and high-potential workers using AI algorithms. 

Personalized Development Plans: Developing employees' specific development routes by leveraging AI-driven insights. 

Reducing Prejudice in Succession Planning: using AI to drive decision-making to address issues related to inclusion and diversity. 

Whether you work in HR, talent management, or as an organizational leader, this webinar will help you understand how to use AI to effectively plan for succession. Don't pass up this chance to be ahead of the curve in the quickly changing personnel management industry.


  • Define important terms related to succession planning and AI.
  • Identify key challenges in traditional succession planning methods and recognize how AI can address these challenges effectively.
  • Evaluate various AI-driven tools and technologies available for succession planning, including their features, benefits, and limitations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how AI algorithms analyze data to identify high-potential candidates and predict succession readiness.
  • Apply best practices for integrating AI solutions into existing succession planning frameworks, considering organizational culture and goals.
  • Develop a strategic roadmap for implementing AI-driven succession planning initiatives within their organization, including considerations for data privacy, ethics, and stakeholder engagement.

  • Key Terms and Making the Business Case for Using AI to Support Succession Planning
  • A key model to guide succession planning
  • How AI can support implementation of the model
  • Common problems with succession planning and how AI can help to overcome them
  • Final summary and questions and answers

The long-term viability and expansion of any company depend heavily on succession planning. It entails locating and nurturing internal talent to take over important leadership roles when they become empty because of promotions, retirements, or other circumstances. Let's now discuss the importance of a webinar on artificial intelligence (AI) and succession planning, as well as the reasons decision-makers should be interested: 

View into the Talent Pipeline: Artificial intelligence (AI) can sift through enormous volumes of data to find high-potential workers inside the company. Decision-makers can discover how AI algorithms can identify people who have the abilities required for future leadership roles by watching the webinar and learning how they can sort through employee performance data, skills evaluations, and other indicators. This realization aids in creating a strong talent pipeline. 

Risk Mitigation: One of the main goals of succession planning is to reduce the risks brought on by gaps in leadership. Organizations can anticipate future skill shortages and take proactive measures to alleviate them by utilizing AI. Decision-makers can comprehend how forecasting models driven by AI can predict future leadership needs based on variables such as business goals, skill shortages, and retirement trends. 

AI algorithms can eliminate prejudices from the succession planning process, allowing for objective decision-making. Attendees of the webinar will learn how AI can assess workers only based on their abilities, output, and potential—not on arbitrary criteria like gender, race, or social standing. This promotes a just and meritocratic method of succession planning and talent development. 

Customized Development Plans: Employers can design development plans for staff members that are based on their unique talents, limitations, and career goals by using AI-driven assessments and analysis. Decision-makers can understand how AI can maximize employees' potential by recommending tailored learning and development opportunities to prepare staff for future leadership roles. 

Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness: AI can reduce administrative burdens, expedite workflows, and minimize manual labor in succession planning processes. Decision-makers can comprehend how talent discovery, performance tracking, skill gap analysis, and other duties can be automated by AI tools, resulting in more effective and economical succession planning techniques. 

In conclusion, watching a webinar on the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) may assist succession planning gives decision-makers knowledge on how to use technology to find, nurture, and retain top talent within their companies. Decision-makers may guarantee a seamless transfer of leadership responsibilities, reduce the risks related to a lack of talent, advance equity in talent management, and maximize resource allocation for talent development by using AI-driven methodologies. In the end, it gives businesses the ability to remain competitive, adaptable, and future-ready in a business environment that is changing quickly.

  • Chief executive officers
  • Chief operating officers
  • Production or operation managers
  • HR professionals
  • Talent development professionals

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is President of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. He has worked in HR for more than 40 years and has also worked as a consultant for more than 50 multinational corporations--including Motorola China, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2012 he earned ASTD’s prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award, and in 2013 ASTD honored him by naming him as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Fellow. (ASTD is now called ATD.) In 2014 he was given the Asia-Pacific International Personality Brandlaureate Award.

He has authored, coauthored, edited or coedited 115 books since 1987. His recent books since 2017 include Virtual Coaching to Improve Group Relationships: Process Consultation Reimagined (Routledge, 2021), The Essential Human Resource Guide for Small Business and Start Ups (Society for Human Resource Management, 2020); Increasing Learning and Development’s Impact Through Accreditation (Palgrave, 2020); Workforce Development: Guidelines for Community College Professionals, 2nd ed. (Rowman-Littlefield, 2020); Human Performance Improvement: Building Practitioner Performance, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2018);  Innovation Leadership (Routledge, 2018), Evaluating Organization Development: How to Ensure and Sustain the Successful Transformation (CRC Press, 2017), Marketing Organization Development Consulting: A How-To Guide for OD Consultants (CRC Press, 2017), Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development: Powerful Tools and Perspectives for the OD practitioner (CRC Press, 2017). He also authored such books as The Leader’s Daily Role in Talent Management (2015), Effective Succession Planning, 5th ed. (2015), and Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader (2013).

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