A Succession-Planning Roadmap

By: Juan Pablo Gonzalez and Kate Richardson

Statistics show that associations often disregard cultivating talent that can step into senior positions. By defining what you need and preparing staff, you can avoid being caught off guard.

Succession planning in associations can be a high-stakes endeavor. The executive director or CEO is often the public face of the organization, so identifying a successor following an unplanned departure can distract board members, key stakeholders, and staff, potentially putting the organization at risk....