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  1. Moreno, Janette V. DNP, RN, CCRN-K, NEA-BC
  2. Girard, Anita S. DNP, RN, CNL, CPHQ, NEA-BC


This evidence-based project in a large academic medical center presents the integration of a succession-planning framework into existing shared leadership councils to fill open formal leadership positions. The framework included assessment, planning, and outcome evaluation of 3 strategic interventions: 1) leadership development, 2) experiential learning, and 3) mentoring. Benefits included improved self-perception as a leader, improved leadership competency, increased talent bench strength, and 32 internal promotions of frontline staff to formal leadership positions within 1 year.