Build organizational capacity from within the county
380 Talent Development and Succession Planning
This interactive course will confront the “retirement wave” of baby-boomers leaving local government and explore strategies and best practices to create effective leadership development and succession planning programs in county government. The course includes case examples, small group discussions as well as presentations. Discussion highlights: workforce demographic challenges facing county government; why talent development, employee engagement and succession planning are key to building organizational capacity, especially in the post-pandemic era; the need to enhance the employee experience in county government even in time of constrained resources; steps to get started; and best practices and lessons learned from leadership development and talent development programs.
Instructor: Dr. Frank Benest is former city manager of Palo Alto and a noted expert in organizational leadership; Donna Vaillancourt is former San Mateo County Human Resources Director.