“The only thing we can promise is change”, is the mantra of most organizations these days. Succession plans are used to address the inevitable changes that occur when employees resign or retire. They ensure the organization is prepared for all contingencies by identifying and training high‐potential employees for advancement into key roles. This presentation and guided group discussion will walk participants through three phases of succession planning: Commitment and vision, assessing organizational needs, and developing the plan. Participants will learn how to identify key positions within their Center, identify potential employees for development, generate individual development plans and how to effectively measure and review the plan once implemented.