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NDANO offers live in-person and online learning opportunities for nonprofits, often with partners. Members receive discounted rates on all NDANO events. All times are Central unless otherwise indicated.

Do you have a learning opportunity or event for North Dakota nonprofits to add to our calendar? Email NDANO with the details.

Who’s Next: Proactively Navigating Successful Leadership Transitions

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
12:00 pm1:30 pm

Presenter: MANP
First Registration
NDANO Member Rate - $49.00
Nonmember Rate - $69.00

Additional Registrations
- Registrations up to 10 additional members of your team. Discount automatically applied.
NDANO Member Rate - $29.00
Nonmember Rate - $49.00

Strong leadership is integral to our ability as nonprofits to be adaptive and responsive in advancing our missions. Leadership transitions are inevitable, and yet we rarely prepare for them and we seem surprised when they ‘suddenly’ appear. By avoiding the topic, one challenge is simply traded for a different one and a prime opportunity to strengthen the organization is missed. It’s time we reframed the conversation and shift the mindset about succession planning to one of deeper sustainability planning.

Join for this interactive session to explore emerging practices in both executive and board leadership transitions. How are these processes different in the nonprofit sector vis a vis the corporate sector? What is the role of the executive director in succession planning? How do we ensure that our practices and procedures are culturally sensitive? Are we intentionally cultivating diverse candidates for leadership opportunities?

In this session, we will:
- Explore important considerations of nonprofit leadership transitions and change management
- Deepen our understanding of the promising practices and emerging trends regarding executive succession planning
- Identify concrete steps to better cultivate board members for leadership roles
- Discuss lessons learned about what to do and what not do to increase the chances of a healthy, smooth, and positive transition