“Who? No Seriously, Who? Implementing Succession Planning in Higher Ed”

Tuesday, October 1 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

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If your institution has struggled with implementing a simple, consistent plan for investing in the talent you have in the pipeline to potentially meet the workforce demands of the next few years, this webinar may be for you.

With a retirement boom looming on its seven campuses, and a lack of consistency in its succession planning and leadership development efforts, the University of Tennessee set out to create a straightforward, low-cost, easy-to-replicate and scalable model that would accommodate a wide range of positions across the entire system. After a few course corrections for implementation, the HR team launched a model focused on filling positions that were traditionally hard to fill, had significant complexity and/or had an incumbent likely to leave in the next two to three years.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • The philosophy behind the plan
  • The university’s simple seven-step model for succession planning
  • The critical role of campus partnerships in implementation of the model
  • How the model has been piloted to fill high-risk, hard-to-fill positions at UT Health Sciences Center
  • Lessons learned so far

This webinar is based on one of the top-rated sessions at the 2018 CUPA-HR Annual Conference.


  • Ron Tredway, EdD
    Executive Director of System Human Resources, Employee and Organizational Development

    University of Tennessee System

  • Chandra Alston, EdD
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

    University of Tennessee Health Science Center

1.0 General Credit Hours *

1.0 General Credit Hours

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