People Succession

People Succession: Lessons from Forward Thinking Executives in Middle-Market Companies


by Carol Bergeron


A provocative read for executives, the board of directors, and people managers in middle-market and aspiring middle-market companies who choose to groom the next generation of leaders while reducing the risk of organizational underperformance due to job vacancies and capabilities’ shortages. Learn more

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 Future Events

Date: 2015, 8:00am to 12:00noon
Speaker: Next Gen Talent Development & People Succession - 12 month group learning program 
Sponsor: Bergeron Associates 

Date: April 17, 2015, 8:00am to 10:30noon
Speaker: Top Talent Development & People Succession - 12 month group learning program
Sponsor: UMASS Family Business Center 

Past Events

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 12:00noon to 1:30pm EST, Marshfield, MA
Speaker: Performance Management: Trends and Beefing Up Effectiveness 
Sponsor: AIM CEO Connection 

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014,  7:15am to 9:00am EST
Speaker: People Succession: Tell-Tale Signs of Organizational Need and Derailing Top Derailers
Sponsor: XPX Exit Planning Exchange 

Date: Friday, November 14, 2014, 12:00noon to 1:30pm EST
Speaker: People Succession - the Value, the Process, the Challenge & More
Sponsor: Boston Facilitators Roundtable Webinar 

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014, evening
Speaker: People Succession 
Sponsor: MassBay Organization Development Learning Group

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Speaker: Interview recording as author of People Succession
Sponsor: David Ciullo of HR Power Hour on News Talk WLOB, 1310 AM
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Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Speaker: Interview recording as author of People Succession
Sponsor: Paul Jensen of The Writer’s Café with UR Business Network
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Date: Friday, November 8, 2013; Burlington, VT
Speaker: People Succession - Managing the Family Cast
Sponsor: Family Business Initiative at University of Vermont

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Speaker: People Succession - Now You Can Manage Business Risk and Help People Realize Their Career Aspirations
Sponsor: Greater Merrimack Valley HR Association

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Speaker: People Succession
Sponsor: Family Business Association

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 8:00 - 9:30am
Speaker: Succession Planning, Why Bother?
Sponsor: Metro West Human Resource Management Association

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30pm; Worcester, MA
Panelist: Managing Today's Workforce, Case: Cangrade
Sponsor: WPI Venture Forum

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012; New Bedford, MA
Speaker: Employee Value Proposition; What It is & Why You Need to Tend to It
Sponsor: CEO Resources' Forum

Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 7:30 - 9:00am; Burlington, MA
Speaker: Navigate Organizational Change through People
Sponsor: Association for Strategic Planning

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 7:45 - 10:00am
Speaker: Employee Development on a Shoestring Budget
Sponsor: MetroWest Human Resource Management Association

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 5:00 - 8:30pm; Waltham, MA
Workshop: Survive and Thrive by Staying Put
Workshop: Crack the Code on Networking for Career Management
Sponsor: International Society Pharmaceutical Engineers / Medical Development Group

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 9:00 - 10:30am
Speaker: How to Help Your Network Help You
Sponsor: Concord Networking Group

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 2:00 - 5:00pm; Quincy, MA
Speaker: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
Sponsor: Society for Information Management

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 9:00 to 4:30; Sturbridge, MA
Speaker: Strategic Workforce Planning: How to Develop a Talent Strategy
Sponsor: Employers Association of the North East

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 8:30 to 1:30; Montpelier, VT
Speaker: A Strategic Approach to Family and Small Business Compensation
Sponsor: Vermont Family Business Initiative at University of Vermont

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Facilitator: Organizational Development & Creativity
Sponsor: OD Learning Group (

Date: Friday, October 3, 2008; Burlington, VT
Panelist: Building Organizations that Make a Difference
Sponsor: University of Vermont, School of Business Administration

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2008
Speaker: Practical Approach to Conflict Resolution
Sponsor: OD Learning Group (

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Facilitator: Partnering Organizational Development and Business
Sponsor: OD Learning Group

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2008, 5:00pm; Waltham, MA
Panelist: Pick a Pack of Perfect Panelists
Sponsor: Institute of Management Consultants NE

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 6:00pm; Newton, MA
Speaker: Top Talent Selection: What Every Employer and Job Seeker Should Know
Sponsor: Medical Development Group

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007, Lunch; Providence, RI
Speaker: Manage Multi-Generational Workforce
Sponsor: CEO Resources Forum

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2007, Lunch
Speaker: Organizational Performance Management
Sponsor: Human Resources Management Association

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 5:30- 8:30pm, Worcester, MA
Panelist: MooBella, Inc. Case Presentation
Sponsor: WPI Venture Forum

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007, 12:15-12:45pm
Moderator: Talent Talks™: Succession Planning & Management
Bergeron Associates, Audio Conference Call

Date: May 2, 2007, Cambridge, MA
Speaker: Succession Planning & Management
Sponsor: Mass Bio Tech Council