CEO Succession Planning & Talent Oversight Resource Center

CEO Succession Planning & Talent Oversight Resource Center

One of the board’s key responsibilities is deciding to replace the CEO and selecting a new leader. This resource center provides guidance and tools that will ease the process of succession planning and ongoing talent oversight. For more information on compensating the CEO, see NACD’s Resource Center on the Compensation Committee.


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Videos and Webinars

The Role of Talent in Creating a Healthy and Inclusive Culture Talent Strategies for High-Growth Companies Oversight of the Global Talent Pipeline

Understand the Links Between Talent, Strategy, and Risk

Board Oversight of Human Capital Strategy and Risks A Three-Level Approach to Better Board Oversight of Talent and Culture Governance Challenges 2019: CEO Succession Planning Sample Risk Dashboard for Talent Development and Retention NACD Handbook on CEO Succession

Identify Key Talent Challenges                                

Finding the Right CEO During a Crisis Trends in CEO Succession Practices Director Oversight of Corporate Goodwill and Social Capital Executive Profile Template Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Talent Development

Develop Effective Talent Oversight Processes

Maintaining a High-Value Board-CEO Relationship Succession Planning Best Practices from Kimberly-Clark Compensation Strategies for Succession Planning CEO Succession Planning Benchmarks Sample Talent Matrix for Identifying High-Potential Employees Sample Readiness and Succession Charts Sample CEO Succession Process Director FAQ: The Role of the Executive Chair Considering Long-Term Incentives for Retiring CEOs

Foster a Successful Transition Process

CII’s Policy on CEO Succession Planning (Section 2.9) ISS’ Proxy Voting Guidelines on CEO Succession Planning (p. 17) CEO Succession Planning Questions Think CEO Progression, Not CEO Succession Championing Successful CEO Succession The Board’s Role in a New CEO Transition GE’s CEO Succession Disclosure (pt. 1) Pfizer’s CEO Succession Press Release Alphabet’s 10-K Risk Factor Disclosures on Loss of Key Personnel (p. 16) SEC Staff Legal Bulletin on Disclosure of CEO Succession Plans (Section C)