Why Succession Planning is a Must For the Success for Your Chapter or State Council

2021 Volunteer Leaders' Business Meeting

In this session, we will discuss the business case for succession planning for your chapter or state council, create a solid foundation for success, identify challenges to succession planning, and hear about best practices from other chapters and state councils.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 2:00pm to 2:50pm

Nicole Belyna, SHRM-SCP

Belyna, SHRM-SCP

Nicole Belyna, SHRM-SCP is the Director of Talent Acquisition & Inclusion at SHRM based in Alexandria, VA. She possesses more than 15 years in human resources, specializing talent management and leadership. She has worked extensively in the fashion/beauty retail, hospitality, and manufacturing industries. Immediately prior to joining SHRM, Nicole was the talent strategy leader for a DC-area based manufacturer where she developed and executed the talent acquisition strategy, establishing the company’s reputation as a top workplace and employer of choice. Additionally, Nicole was an experienced and dedicated volunteer leader, having served most recently as president for the District of Columbia Society for Human Resources (DC SHRM) and as a panelist of the talent acquisition Special Expertise Panel at SHRM. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Russell Sage College in Troy NY and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership and learning at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Monique Akanbi, SHRM-CP

Akanbi, SHRM-CP

Monique Akanbi, SHRM-CP, is an HR professional with over 15 years of broad-based experience in the public school and private sector in various roles and disciplines. A Miami, Florida native, Monique earned her degree in Public Administration with a specialization in HR from Barry University. Monique is also a Master Examiner and Mentor with the Florida Sterling Council Board of Examiners, visiting organizations throughout the state across all industries to assess their leadership system and organizational performance through the National Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence model. In her volunteer role, Monique has been an active SHRM Chapter leader serving in various roles including Chapter President and District Director with HR Florida. In addition, she serves on various local non-profit boards. As a high energy, creative thinker, team builder, and problem-solver, Monique has a passion for service and assisting others in their purpose, potential, and professional development through meaningful connections.

Elliott Wilson, SHRM-CP

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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