NTEU SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR CBC PORTFOLIOS
THE RATIONALE BEHIND SUCCESSION PLANNING
Succession planning refers to the process of ensuring that each portfolio has a successor in the pipeline so that should a sudden vacancy arise, there is an immediate replacement. Succession planning also ensures continuity so that there is always someone in the pipeline being developed and gaining experience for a portfolio.
Furthermore, it is advisable for each portfolio to have an identified successor in case a current CBC member’s election fails at a Branch level and (s)he is no longer eligible to be a member of CoC and cannot continue with the portfolio.
THE PROCESS OF SUCCESSION PLANNING
The process, simply put, consists of a number of steps as follows:
FEASIBILITY OF SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR PORTFOLIOS FILLED FROM THE CBC
The feasibility and practicalities need to be thrashed out before such a policy can be implemented.
SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR NON CoC PORTFOLIOS
Here reference is made to positions such as General Secretary, National Administrator and so on. The same process can be followed as specified above.