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Succession Planning: Planning for the Inevitable






Instructor: Tim Wolfred
Senior Project Director,

Non-Members: $79.00
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Length: 87 min
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This webinar will present strategies for talent development and succession planning that prepare nonprofit organizations for leadership transitions, planned and unplanned. Ongoing attention to building the staff bench behind key leadership positions enables an organization to successfully take on unexpected challenges, including the departure of a key leader. This workshop will help chief executives and board members explore three types of succession planning:

  • Strategic Leader Development - techniques for building your talent pool in line with your strategic goals
  • Emergency Succession Planning - a risk management practice that prepares an organization for an unexpected absence of a key leader
  • Departure-Defined Succession Planning - steps long-term executives should take a year or more in advance of their departures to ensure a smooth transition to their successors.

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This course is the recording of a live webinar and contains the slides and full audio from the original presentation (including Q & A sessions). Only a reasonably current version of FlashPlayer is needed to run this recording (most computers already have this installed).

About the Instructor, Tim Wolfred

Tim Wolfred, Senior Project Director
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

The presenter, Tim Wolfred is a Senior Project Director at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in San Francisco. Tim founded and has led for 12 years the Executive Transitions Program at CompassPoint. This session draws on Tim's 2008 monograph, "Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for Nonprofits." Tim's other publications include his 2009 book, "Managing Executive Transitions: A Guide for Nonprofits"; a monograph, "Interim Executive Directors: The Power in the Middle; and a 2005 article in the Nonprofit Quarterly, "Stepping Up: A Board's Challenge in Leadership Transition". Earlier in his career, Tim served as the executive director of two large nonprofit organizations. He earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois.














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