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    May Dinner Meeting

    Date: May 9, 2011, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hyatt Regency Princeton, Carnegie Center, Rt. 1.
    Networking & registration begins at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:00pm.
    Pre registered members $40 and non members $50; All walk-ins add $10.
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    ***Approved for STRATEGIC recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute*** 

    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!

    Building Your Bench Strength

    Through Strategic Succession Planning

    Presented by:

    Ed Krow, SPHR, CCP, CHCM, of Vantagen, LLC

    Program Overview

    Planning for both the foreseen and unexpected absences of people who hold key roles in an organization is a task which employers often avoid or engage in only in an informal manner. Worse yet, we sometimes limit the planning to the “C-Suite”. Without concentrated effort on succession planning, a business that has been successful can quickly fail if one or more of its key employees are lost.  Succession planning has to be a priority for every business and should be part of its strategic business plan. During this interactive seminar, attendees will gain a broad knowledge of how to develop a succession plan for all levels of key employees.  Topics that will specifically be covered are:

    1. The Business Case for Succession Planning
    2. The 7 Deadly Signs (of a faltering SP system)
    3. Succession Planning meets Leadership Development
    4. Top 10 Ways to Strategically Build Your Bench Strength
    5. Implementation Strategies for a Tough Economy

    We will identify current business trends that impact Succession Planning and learn how to recognize them in your organization.  We’ll also conduct a mock succession plan activity that will require participants to rate an employee’s readiness to assume additional responsibility.

    Attendees will:

    1. create an effective Succession Plan management process
    2. develop best practices around on-the-job development
    3. merge succession planning and leadership development
    4. balance company interests with employee work-life balance


    About the Speaker

    Ed Krow is the Senior Human Resources Consultant with Vantagen, LLC, which provides consulting services in all areas of human resources management. He has specific expertise in developing compensation and performance management systems, as well as affirmative action planning.

    Ed has over 17 years of experience in the Human Resources field.  Specifically, Ed spent several years operating his own business, Human Resources Essentials, LLC, as a Human Resources Consultant and Trainer.  Prior to that, he spent 12 years with United Parcel Service in a number of Human Resources and Operations Management positions.  Additionally, Ed is currently an adjunct professor at Millersville University.  He is a regularly requested speaker for Human Resources conferences, seminars, and professional development sessions and has been quoted in numerous publications.  In following his belief in giving back to the community, Ed serves on several not-for-profit Boards in Central Pennsylvania. Ed received his BS from Millersville University and his MS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.