Every lab manager needs to plan for the next generation of leaders for their organization. This planning is important to ensure a smooth transition in the case of a planned retirement and to avoid disaster in the case of an unexpected departure. Planning for the next generation of leaders is a combination of candidate identification, succession planning, and training. While no new lab manager is ever fully prepared for the difficulties of the position, choosing an effective candidate, preparing the shifts in responsibilities, and providing appropriate training greatly smooths the way for the new leader. In this webinar we’ll review the attributes of effective leaders, the basics of succession planning, and provide some insight into the types of training that can be very important to new lab managers. These three areas together will provide a process to plan for the next generation of leaders.