How to Manage Leadership Succession

  • 24 Jun 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Change is inevitable. Are you ready?

How to Manage Leadership Succession 

June 24, 2021

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on Zoom


Leadership succession is inevitable. Every non-profit leader leaves their position eventually. It’s just a matter of whenhow, and how well managed the transition is when the change does occur.  

This session will cover the entire succession process, from planning to cover unexpected absences to managing the transition when the leader decides to leave the role. 


Executive directors and board members (ideally the ED plus a board leader).


  • The three types of succession plans and how and when to use them. 

  • The board’s six tasks for managing an executive transition well. 

  • Low- and no-cost ways to grow your own leaders and groom internal successors.

  • Strategies to ensure board leadership continuity. 

Bonus “Succession Essentials” templates and guide!

Registrants will receive: 

  • Fill-in-the-blank templates for a board-adopted succession policy and an executive backup plan. (Essential tools every nonprofit should have.) 

  • A step-by-step guide to help you tailor the policy and plan to your organization’s specific needs. 


Don Tebbe has guided hundreds of nonprofits through leadership succession since starting his consulting practice in 1993. As a former executive director and five-time interim CEO, he has experienced firsthand the opportunities and challenges of executive succession. In addition to numerous articles and guides, Don is the author of Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO (published by BoardSource) and The Nonprofit CEO Succession Roadmap: Your Guide for the Journey to Life’s Next Chapter. 

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