A change in executive leadership is inevitable for all organizations and can be a very challenging time. Below are sample succession plans developed by PSOs across the country to address an eventual permanent change in leadership – either planned or unplanned - to ensure the stability and accountability of the organization until such time as new permanent leadership is identified.
This report offers succession planning through leadership development an alternative to the status quo. Instead of expecting new leaders to rise to the occasion, this report proposes that, when leadership opportunities arise, organizations should dedicate resources, human and financial, to developing the talent pipeline and proactively, openly discussing succession plans at all levels of leadership, not simply the CEO/Executive Director role.
What can grantmaker do to help their grantees manage executive transitions more effectively? Get tips and best practices from Grantcraft.
Why are founder transitions particular complex for leaders and their organizations? Find out how founders and their boards can address departure issues from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
What are the benefits of using an interim executive director during an executive transition? Explore issues to consider when weighing whether to use an interim ED from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
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