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Succession Planning: Creating a Roadmap for Success

From the 2022 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (Recorded January 15, 2022)
Presented by Lona Small, MBA, MT(ASCP), Stephanie Whitehead, MBA, MPH, MT(ASCP) and Tywauna Wilson, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM

The loss of valuable leadership without prepared talent in the pipeline can cripple a laboratory. Succession planning is essential in preparing successors to take on vital leadership roles when the need arises. Every laboratory should have a form of succession planning in its portfolio as it is not the expected absences that can cripple an organization, but the unexpected ones. Whether it is preparing someone to take over a lead technical or support position or for key senior leadership roles, this workshop will teach you the difference between succession planning and mere replacement planning. It will show you how you can prepare a plan and the people who will become successors to take on these leadership responsibilities.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Define what succession planning is and why it is important for your laboratory
  2. Identify how to execute succession planning in your laboratory
  3. Discuss how to prepare to be a successor and establish yourself as a next-level leader

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General/Admin will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.