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.


Virtual Director Professionalism® The Art of Directorship: CEO Succession

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

A Director’s Responsibility to the CEO Succession Planning Presents Different Challenges For Private vs. Public Company Directors A New Corporate Responsibility: Shaping Attitudes Toward Work Four Considerations for Private Company CEO Succession Considerations for Private Company Total Rewards in Response to the Great Resignation Talent, Strategy, Risk: How Investors and Boards Are Redefining TSR—an Interview with Ram Charan and Dennis Carey CEOs: Architects of Prosperity (Egon Zehnder) Pandemic, Digital, and Talent Concerns Dominate 2021’s Top Risks Boards Can Protect their Companies by Better Vetting Leadership The Arc of Leadership A Three-Level Approach to Better Board Oversight of Talent and Culture Governance Challenges 2019: CEO Succession Planning Board Oversight of Human Capital Strategy and Risks Sample Risk Dashboard for Talent Development and Retention

Identify Key Talent Challenges

Director Essentials: Unionization on the Rise: What Boards Should Know Five Steps to Making the Search for a New Director More Effective A First-Hand View: How to Return to Work War for Talent: Flexibility Creates Strength The Great Resignation: How Did We Get Here, and What Can Our Companies Do to Adjust? The Great Resignation and the Employee-Manager Disconnect CEO Succession Strategies Shift Amid COVID-19, Social Unrest, and Other Disruptions Business and Politics: When Should Companies Take a Public Position? Finding the Right CEO During a Crisis The Abrupt GC Departure: How to Avoid Being Blindsided Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Talent Development When CEOs Go Rogue: Director Oversight of Corporate Goodwill and Social Capital

Develop Effective Talent Oversight Processes

Workforces: A "Wicked Problem" Where Boards Can Help Three Talent Oversight Misconceptions: Highlights From the 2022 NACD Summit The Board’s Role in the Transformation of Work Better Succession Planning Starts with Knowing Your CEO What to Do With a Struggling CEO The Battle for Talent Is Now a (Corporate) Culture War Private Company Compensation Committees Are Following Public Firms’ Lead Board Diversity FAQ Ensuring a Strong Talent Plan: Looking Beyond the C-Suite Maintaining a High-Value Board-CEO Relationship When CEOs Speak Up Innovative Development Approaches for the CEO Talent Pipeline CEO Succession Planning Questions Sample Talent Matrix for Identifying High-Potential Employees Sample Readiness and Succession Charts Sample CEO Succession Process Executive Profile Template Director FAQ: The Role of the Executive Chair

Foster a Successful Transition Process

Leading an Effective CEO Transition: It’s a Journey, Not an Event An Interim CEO Could Be a Board's Blessing Multiyear Board Succession Planning Matrix The Healthy Departure: Considerations for Effective Off-Boarding Johnson & Johnson’s CEO Succession Press Release Five Reasons Why CEO Succession Fails, and How to Get It Right ISS’ Proxy Voting Guidelines on CEO Succession Planning (p. 18) CII’s Policy on CEO Succession Planning (Section 2.9) Think CEO Progression, Not CEO Succession Succession Planning Best Practices from Kimberly-Clark Championing Successful CEO Succession NACD Handbook on Success at the Top: CEO Evaluation and Succession SEC Staff Legal Bulletin on Disclosure of CEO Succession Plans (Section C)