Talent Management

(TM-2) Learning & Development's Role in Federal Succession Planning — Xerox Learning Solutions


3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Kerry Hearns-Smith

Vice President Learning Strategy & Global Solutions

Xerox Global Learning Services

As the Federal Government faces the “Silver Tsunami,” Learning & Development will play a central role in helping agencies manage the related succession planning challenges of:

  • Recruitment and retention of new workers
  • Knowledge transfer from outgoing workers to current and incoming staff
  • Preparation of the next generation of leaders

At the same time, federal agencies will need to also navigate a major shift in the way that today's (and tomorrow's) workers learn. This course helps agencies understand how to reach today's learners and leverage today's Learning & Development trends for succession planning success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the trends and best practices shaping workforce development today.
  • Understand the relationship between the adoption of a learning culture and the recruitment of new workers.
  • Explore opportunities for enhanced for enhanced knowledge transfer (from retiree to successor and beyond) through the development of learning communities.
  • Learn what your organization can do to assess its readiness to leverage Learning & Development for succession planning.