From healthcare to the environment, and everything in between, nonprofits need strong leaders to navigate through challenges and create the best results. Finding and cultivating good leaders can be especially difficult when going through a temporary or permanent leadership transition. Whatever the nature of your nonprofit, if you’re looking for some guidance in nonprofit interim leadership or insight navigating changes in your top level staff in the Seattle area, we’re here to help.
On Friday, February 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. join us for our workshop: The Essentials of Succession Planning For Nonprofit Organizations. This workshop will take place at The American Red Cross located at 1900 25th Avenue South, Seattle, Washington and will cost $95.00 for up to six registrants per organization.
Today, with the overwhelming numbers of nonprofit professionals planning retirement, career moves, or sector changes, nonprofits must give equal weight to developing human capital in addition to financial capital if there is to be a demonstrated commitment to organizational sustainability. The Third Sector Company has developed our succession planning models and curricula based on years of nonprofit experience drawn from the rich repertoire of experienced leaders. Our team specializes in interim executive management for nonprofit organizations during times executive transition, and we’re here to help you.
Our upcoming workshop, “Fostering Leadership Continuity in Your Nonprofit Organization,” is a three-hour seminar designed to help participants consider the options available to create and sustain a culture of leadership succession. It’s a tangible demonstration of our commitment to our mission: To foster a continuity of professional and voluntary leadership for the futures of the nonprofits sectors in the United States and Canada. Considered one of the most comprehensive succession planning programs in North America, workshop participants will benefit from instruction and tools based learning about seven essential elements that form a functional culture of succession.
What you’ll learn:
- A working definition of succession planning versus career or transition planning
- A pre-succession planning organizational culture assessment
- Contingency succession methods
- Succession planning policy for board and staff
- Basic competencies in human resource management
- Analysis and resourcing of your current strategic plan for leadership continuity
- Sustaining a succession planning culture in a nonprofit organization
Meet Susan Adler, your instructor:
For over a decade, Susan Adler was the Executive Director of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. She is also the former Executive Director of the Seattle Alliance for Education. She has worked on state and federal education policy for the nation’s governors and legislators in Washington, D.C. She has a proven track record in building strategic alliances, serving on nonprofit boards of directors, working with diverse stakeholders and developing diversified fundraising strategies that align with organizational priorities. She has been affiliated with the Third Sector Company for five years.
For more information or to enroll in the workshop visit our website or call us at 206-799-1942.
Founded in 2002, Third Sector Company has served over 580 nonprofit organizations as the specialist in on-demand interim nonprofit leadership, succession planning, executive retention, and learning academies and workshops to promote leadership continuity for the nonprofit sectors in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and throughout the Western United States and Canada.
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