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NPQ Webinar: Executive Transitions

March 31, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


BoardSource, NPQ, and Raffa, P.C. Are Proud to Present . . .

A Complimentary, 4-Part Webinar Series on

Executive Transitions: Critical Guidance for Boards and Executives (Whether a Transition Is Imminent or Not)

Recent research indicates that nonprofit CEOs are aging in place—that is, that approximately 40 percent have been in their jobs for over ten years, and a majority are over 50 years old. This translates to a significant potential for turnover, whether planned or unplanned. With that turnover of longstanding execs or even founders come opportunities but also real and serious risks . . . to reputation, organizational relationships, and—generally—the sustainability of your organization.

How do you find the right match and set the right table so that you can attract and keep the leader your organization needs for its best possible future?

Executives should be able to move out of leadership with the strategic and management capacities of the organization robust and vibrant and broadly held. Succession planning and executive transition, done well, deliver this.

This series of webinars involves some of NPQ’s most expert authors on the issue, addresses the components of good succession planning and transitions, from deepening the leadership “bench” to creating exit agreements.

Webinar #1  The End Game: An Organizational Sustainability Framework for Executive Transitions

March 31, 1:30–2:30 pm EST

Presenters: Ruth McCambridge, Editor in Chief Nonprofit Quarterly and Tom Adams, Director of Sustainability, Succession and Transition Planning, Raffa P.C.

This session will define some terms associated with succession planning and executive transition, and will take a quick look at the variables involved in various scenarios. Additionally, we will discuss what part succession planning plays in nonprofit sustainability. What are the factors that need to be attended to for the organization not to lose ground during a transition, and how should these generally be approached? What are appropriate and inappropriate end goals for an executive transition? Among the topics that will be addressed are the role organizational culture plays in transitions and the importance of using the moment to examine your enterprise model, strategic directions, and the leadership competencies needed for success.

You will be able to sign up for the entire exclusive four-part webinar series:

  • Webinar #2  CEO Confidential: Making, Communicating, and Implementing Your Organizational Exit  (April 28, 2:30–3:30 pm EST)
  • Webinar #3  The Common (and Sometimes Pernicious) Traps in Executive Transitions (May 19, 1:30–2:30 pm EST)
  • Webinar #4  Preparing for the Inevitable: The Board’s Role in Succession Planning (June 16, 1:30–2:30 pm EST)

Make sure to sign up today, and NPQ will send instructions on how to join the session!