PSY 666 - Succession Planning and Leadership Development

  • 3 credits

This course focuses on the examination of modern theories of effective leadership and design of strategies for succession planning and leadership development through training, coaching, mentoring, and professional development.

This course can be applied toward:


PSY 648 (Applied Organizational Psychology); Admission to the Plan C graduate program in Applied Industrial/OrganizationalPsychology; Offered as an online course only.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Effective Succession Planning. NY: AMACOM, 5th Ed. (2015)
    W. Rothwell
    ISBN: 978-0814449158
  • The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company. (2011)
    Charan, R., Drotter, S., Noel, J.
    ISBN: 978-0470894569


James Weston

James is an alumnus of Appalachian State University and Colorado State University. James' research interests include employee motivation, organizational culture and organizational change. At present, James teaches Fundamentals of Management in the College of Business at Colorado State, and also works as a project manager on a National Science Foundation grant actively managing organizational change and culture. James' consulting experiences have focused on leadership development and assessment centers.