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Succession Management

United Way Winnipeg

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Succession Management



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

United Way’s Learning Centre, 580 Main Street


If cost is a barrier to participation, please call Linda at 204-924-4225

A light supper will be provided.




“Succession management is the greatest investment you can make in your organization’s future”. (DDI)


What happens if your Executive Director or other key people leave suddenly? Are you ready? Regardless of their size, non-profits and charities need to manage succession of key personnel. A plan and a process to meet staffing requirements are critical to your organization’s stability and sustainability.

Changing realities of workplaces is another reason to prioritize succession management and planning. What are some of those realities?

  • Vacancies in senior or key positions are sometimes occurring simultaneously;
  • Baby boomer retirements are on the rise and there is increasing demand for senior management expertise;
  • There is no emerging group of potential employees on the horizon as in past generations;
  • Younger managers interested in moving up may not yet have the skills and experience required.

With careful planning and preparation, organizations can manage the changes that result from a generational transfer of leadership as well as the ongoing changes that occur regularly when key employees leave an organization.


Participants in this workshop will acquire:

  • An understanding of the components of succession management and planning
  • Increased ability to use succession planning to support the long term viability and continued operation of the organization
  • The tools needed to create succession plans
  • Increased knowledge of how to integrate elements of succession planning into the organization’s talent management practices



Gordon McAlpine

Gordon is a human resources practitioner with more than 25 years of broad based experience. In his consulting role at People First, he works with a wide range of organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to design and implement human resource systems, policies and practices which serve to engage employees and help them operate to their full potential. His consulting practice currently focuses on leadership coaching, succession planning and organizational effectiveness. Gordon’s extensive background in human resources also allows him to assist clients in other areas such as performance management, employment equity, employee relations, respectful workplace, employee surveys and psychometric assessments. With a practical, focused and results oriented approach to consulting, Gordon is known for his ability to successfully navigate complex human resources issues and deliver exceptional results to clients.

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United Way of Winnipeg
Main Floor - 580 Main St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C7

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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United Way Winnipeg

United Way ensures an essential network of programs and services by providing support to nearly 100 agency partners. Each plays a vital role in our overall strategy to ensure lasting, positive change by addressing the underlying causes of our city's most challenging social issues.

Every year, thousands of volunteers and committed Winnipeggers raise millions of dollars that are invested back into the community. Donations support programs and partnerships that inspire lasting change, better lives, and a safer, stronger Winnipeg for all of us.

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