Resources

The Five Phases of Leadership Transition

This tool, taken from RoadMap and Strategies for Social Change’s Leadership Transition Toolkit, maps out five primary stages in the leadership transition planning process.  This tool helps organizations anticipating leadership transitions have a sense of what to expect through each part of the process.

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New Executive Director 90-Day Entry Plan

This tool, taken from RoadMap and Strategies for Social Change’s Leadership Transition Toolkit, offers a sample of the kind of plan a new executive director might use to share their priorities and benchmarks with an organization during the first three month in their new position.

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Sample Leadership Transition Committee Work Plan

Once you have established a group of people to facilitate a leadership transition in your organization, it may be helpful to sketch out a work plan to help keep the leadership transition committee’s work focused, to establish a division of labor within the committee, and to help the transition move at an appropriate pace. This […]

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Sample Leadership Transition Committee Description

During a leadership transition establishing a committee of people to facilitate the process can be helpful.  This sample job description for leadership transition committee members can help you understand the variety of roles that committee members will be required to play and may better help you solicit committee members with the knowledge and skills appropriate […]

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Sample Interim Executive Director Job Announcement

During an executive director transition, if an outgoing executive director is unable to stay in the position until a successor is found, an organization may choose to secure the services of a professional interim executive director. The primary responsibility of the interim director is to serve as the chief manager of the organization. The interim […]

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