Accelerate leadership readiness and cultivate talent for sustainable future growth

Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification

Adopt a strategic and systematic approach to succession management with HCI’s newest certification course. Take succession planning beyond the C-suite and plan leadership development solutions that address competency gaps, identify high-potential talent, facilitate engagement, and drive growth throughout the organization.

Earn Credits Towards Leading Industry Certifications

This certification has been approved for 13 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program, it means that this program has met the criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 13 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.
Human Capital Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

2010 - present

Why Should You Attend?


In order to remain competitive today and in the future, organizations need a steady pipeline of high-performing and high-potential talent. Leaders need an effective process to pinpoint the knowledge, skills, and experience that build strong future leaders. To close leadership gaps, the process for developing leaders and managing succession plans must be flexible, scalable and repeatable.

The Leadership Development & Succession Strategist Certification from HCI provides a framework for aligning leadership readiness strategies with business goals, developing meaningful analytics, and building robust talent pipelines for future growth.

  • Get equipped to solve the leadership pipeline and talent availability issues keeping you up at night.

  • Become the go-to, organized resource on succession management in your organization

  • Adopt strategies to improve the mobility and retention of high performing employees.

  • Increase employee engagement through active participation in a meaningful, transparent career development process.

  • Expand your organization’s ideas of leadership development so that a diverse mix of activities are considered—not just formal programs

  • Expand your organization’s ideas of leadership development so that a diverse mix of activities are considered—not just formal programs


18 - 19 Nov 2019

Hong Kong

SGD 2,995

25 - 26 Nov 2019

Kuala Lumpur

SGD 2,995

09 - 10 Dec 2019


SGD 2,995

27 - 28 February 2020


USD 2,195

21 - 22 May 2020

Hong Kong

SGD 2,995

17 - 18 June 2020


SGD 2,995

22 - 23 June 2020

Kuala Lumpur

SGD 2,995

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2010 - present

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Who Should Attend?


This curriculum is for HR professionals looking for an integrated approach to succession management and leadership development that aligns to business strategy and moves the organization toward its goals. Some of the roles that will benefit from completing the course include:

  • HR Practitioner, Manager and Leader

  • HR Business Partner

  • Director of Learning

  • Learning and Development Manager

  • Leadership Development Manager

  • Organizational Development Leader

  • Business Unit Manager and Director

  • Succession Management/Planning Leader

  • Anyone who supports the identification, preparation, and deployment of talent for critical roles


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