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Sample Semi-Finalist Interview Questions and Scenarios

Semi-finalist interviews are intended to garner much more information about the ability of the candidate to lead the organization. A combination of behavioral interview questions and case scenarios are utilized to test each candidate’s leadership capacity, analytical and problem solving skills, depth of management experience, and subject matter expertise.

This tool, drawn from RoadMap and Strategies for Social Change’s Leadership Transition Toolkit, offers sample questions and scenarios that may be used in this phase of the interview process.  While this tool is designed with executive director searches in mind, it may be adapted for any employment search process.