Succession Planning  

Concurrent Session, Thursday, June 18    

Presented by Tom Adams, Raffa.



Take Aways:   

Succession planning should begin 1 to 5 years prior to the anticipated departure of the CEO with the goal of increasing the organization's ability to deliver its mission under new leadership, whenever that transition occurs. Key attributes of an organization facing a transition - vitality, sustainability and stability.

Sustainability and succession planning is not limited to the CEO, but should include key program officers to ensure continuity, build a deep bench, minimize crisis of an unplanned absence and identifies gaps within the organization.

Adams presented 2 mini-assessment worksheets (contained in the presentation) for members to assess their own organization both in terms of succession and sustainability planning.