Succession Planning Research in the Educational Sector

  • Lili C. Melton


The chapter contains a rationale for kindergarten through higher education (K12–HE) succession planning research to be grouped in one educational framework, PREPGO (Planning, Recruiting, Empowering, Preparing, Guiding, and Off to work). Much of the literature concerning succession planning in K12 and HE contains information related to educational settings and succession planning in the field of business. After evaluating the research for succession planning in K12 and HE, the PREPGO framework becomes evident. PREPGO is an approach that assists leaders with organizational sustainability and promotes solutions to educational challenges. Promoting organizational sustainability in K12–HE learning areas is achievable with the proven and researched succession-planning methods and strategies gathered from the literature and described here.


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  • Lili C. Melton
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  1. 1.Moreno Valley College of Riverside Community College DistrictRiversideUSA

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