Our Team of Succession Planning Experts

Join best-selling authors and best-practice business professionals in delving into the creation and effective management of succession plans and talent management processes.

Dr. William J. Rothwell speaker photo

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, CPLP Fellow is a professor of workforce education and development on the University Park campus of Penn State.  Rothwell worked in government and business as an HR professional for 20 years before he arrived at Penn State in 1993.  He has authored, coauthored, edited or co-edited 90 books and 200 articles on HR.  His latest books include:

  • Organization Development Fundamentals: Managing Strategic Change
  • Creating Engaged Employees: It's Worth the Investment
  • The Leader's Daily Role in Talent Management
  • Optimizing Talent in the Federal Workforce
  • Performance Consulting
Dr. Bob Prescott speaker photo

Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR has spent twenty years in industry and sixteen years teaching in academic positions. He is currently graduate faculty of management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  Prescott holds a B.S. in marketing from The University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in workforce education and development from The Pennsylvania State University.  Prescott co-authored the following books:

  • The Strategic Human Resource Leader: Hot to Prepare Your Organization for the 6 Key Trends Shaping the Future
  • HR Transformation: Demonstrating Leadership in the Face of Future Trends
  • Encyclopedia for Human Resource Management - Volume One