Region 2 Public Health Training Center

Succession Planning and Workforce Development for Public Health Agencies

This is an all levels course offering CHES and CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


1.50 hours


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The Strategic Skills Training Series developed by the Region 2 PHTC aims to help prepare public health leaders and the public health workforce to develop the practices and competencies associated with being a Chief Health Strategist.

This course describes how health departments can undertake succession planning and workforce development efforts, even during ‘VUCA’ (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) times, using a case study approach set in the fictitious Tycho County.


This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 


Reviewers say, "If you need to re-set your password, can take up to 24 hours"

"I recommend based on timeliness of training as Public Health Depts. are in the process of examining post-COVID efforts to Increase employee engagement, workforce development planning, staff retention, competency-based job descriptions, etc. Also aligns with PHAB requirements."

What You'll Learn

  • Define “succession planning” for public health agencies
  • Present the reasons for a succession planning process in public health agencies, even during challenging times
  • Explain the key elements of the succession planning process
  • Link the elements of change management to organizational succession planning
  • Clarify the critical success factors for succession planning in public health

Competency Terms

Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Strategic Planning
Financial Planning & Management Skills
Performance Management
Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills
Professional Development
Change Management
Continuous Improvement

Related Occupations

Business Support - Accountant/Fiscal
Clerical Personnel - Administrative Assistant
Department/Bureau Director
Deputy Director
Grant & Contracts Specialist
Health Officer
Human Resources Personnel
Other Business Support Services
Other Management & Leadership
Other Professional
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Manager/Program Manager

Related Job Tasks

Serve on committees, boards, or task forces
Organizational management and administration
Manage personnel (e.g., recruit, schedule, train, or evaluate staff)
Supervise, plan, or distribute work to others