Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right positions is paramount to sustaining an organization's growth and success. Identifying key positions, critical knowledge and skills, and the talent needed to meet short- and long-term goals should be top of mind for every business leader. Equally important is the process of developing and advancing employees in the succession pipeline. Yet despite the important connection between succession planning and business success, ASTD/i4cp's newest study shows most companies admit their succession planning efforts have significant room for improvement.

During a webinar, on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 1pm-2pm EDT, Tony Bingham, President and CEO of ASTD, and Kevin Oakes, CEO of i4cp, will reveal findings from the study, Improving Succession Plans: Harnessing the Power of Learning and Development, and discuss the critical trends that will help your organization align learning strategies and practices to long-term goals and organizational success.

Click here to sign up for this webinar.

For more information on succession planning consider attending the Succeeding in Succession: Putting Five Talent-Development Principles into Pracitce session, at the ASTD 2010 International Conference and Exposition!