The availability of managers with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience at all levels and at all times is essential for keeping organizations competitive. In order to ensure the constant supply of the required human resources, progressive organizations embark on deliberate training and development programmes like succession planning and mentoring to create a cadre of managers who possess the necessary competence and are prepared and ready to assume higher responsibilities creditably. Succession planning and mentoring programmes are key elements in developing managers. They are essential leadership skills development programmes that help managers learn, grow and become more effective in their jobs, now and in the future. The programme is therefore designed to enable participants to acquire skills in succession planning and mentoring as tools of developing a cadre of managers to ensure organizations stay competitive.