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Webinar 201: The Art of Succession Planning

September 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Is your organization ready for a change in leadership? An average of one out of every ten nonprofits experiences this type of change each year. A change in executive leadership is often one of the most daunting events experienced by board and staff members of nonprofit organizations. Succession planning therefore is one of most important topics in nonprofit capacity building today. Nonprofit organizations that are serious about their own sustainability must be concerned about smooth and thoughtful leadership succession.

Defined, succession planning is just thinking in advance about how to set the stage for a strong leadership transition. It is vital that organizations prepare for leadership succession months, even years, before an actual transition occurs. A nonprofit’s organizational capacity to maintain and thrive during a leadership change can determine its future success. Planning is the critical component to ensuring effective leadership transition. The more thoughtful and thorough the planning, the more successful the succession will be. Participants of this webinar will learn how to develop plans for two types of leadership transition – emergency transitions and strategic leadership development for future transition.