Leadership transition is critically important in the life of any organization. Unfortunately, most organizations wait until the leader has announced their departure or has left the position before planning for succession. Unlike a traditional executive search process, leadership transition planning or succession planning is much more comprehensive, ensuring that a wide range of stakeholders is engaged and that the organization undergoes a reflection process. The leadership transition planning process can spark new thinking and innovation and can galvanize and unify staff, board members, funders, volunteers, community and base members, and allies. It can catalyze your organization to take stock of where you are and where you want to be in the future, and ultimately, to determine the type of leader and team that will get you there!
Join The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness initiative for a rebroadcast of a two-part webinar series on Succession Planning and Leadership Transition conducted by RoadMap. The first session of the series will be on Tuesday, August 19th followed by the second session on Tuesday, August 26th, 9 am-11:30 am at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Following the viewing of the webinar rebroadcast, participants will engage in a facilitated discussion on how to best implement the practices shared in the webinar. Participants will learn about the five phases of leadership transition, including:
- Successful models of leadership transition in social justice organizations
- How to develop an effective leadership transition committee
- Working with board members, funders, and other stakeholders to support the transition
- Things to keep in mind if you are considering adopting a Co-Director model
- How to conduct an effective interview process
- Recruiting, hiring and successfully on-boarding your new leader
This learning opportunity is designed for Executive Directors, Human Resource staff, and board members leading succession planning. Participation in both sessions is required. There is no cost to attend the series, but registration is required and will be taken on a first-come-first serve basis. We can accommodate up to 20 people. The sessions will be held at the Greater New Orleans Foundation located at 1055 St. Charles Ave. Please contact Mandi Cambre at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional information. To register, see below.
About RoadMap: RoadMap’s mission is to strengthen social justice organizations and the social justice sector through capacity building, peer learning and field building. RoadMap is known for its high-quality consultants, as well as its relevant, innovative and passionately fun approach to the work. RoadMap consultants work together to offer a wide range of tailored and integrated services including strategic planning, financial management, strategic communications, board development, fundraising, human resources/staff development and leadership transition.
About the Greater New Orleans Foundation and Organizational Effectiveness: The Foundation serves Southeast Louisiana by identifying community needs, designing and leading broad-based initiatives to meet those needs, and supporting the local and regional nonprofits whose missions complement ours. Key to the Foundation’s approach to building “a thriving community for all” is our support of the region’s nonprofits. This approach is exemplified by our Organizational Effectiveness initiative, which supports nonprofit leaders and their boards to work more effectively, collaboratively, and successfully on behalf of their clients and mission.
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