Forum to discuss succession planning for businesses

SUNY Oswego’s Institute for Professional and Organizational Development will host a Succession Planning Community of Interest Forum from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Oswego State Education Center in the Oswego County Industrial Park in Phoenix.

This session is free and open to key personnel from Central New York not-for-profits, businesses, government and health care agencies. The session aims to provide a learning community environment to begin preparation for the potential of losing 50 percent of senior management in the region over the next four years, said Donna Besaw, assistant director of continuing education at SUNY Oswego.

This forum is a prelude to a series of succession planning seminars offered at the institute beginning Feb. 2. 

The SUNY Oswego Institute for Professional and Organizational Development is dedicated to partnering with business, government and nonprofit organizations to develop and deliver customized employee training based on current and future business needs. Its mission, “Your Success Is Our Business,” focuses on bottom-line results.

For more information or to register, call 312-6430 or e-mail

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(Posted: Jan 10, 2007)