Human Resources: Executive Director Succession Planning

Develop proactive plans to ensure effective leadership at your organization


Has your Executive Director announced their retirement? What happens if they suddenly leave?


The Executive Director plays a critical role in delivering the mission of your organization. In this half-day workshop, you’ll learn practical steps and gain concrete resources to support your organization to plan proactively for a leadership transition. You will be equipped to identify your current and future leadership requirements to move your mission forward. Benefits of maintaining an Executive Director succession plan include:

  • Strengthening your leadership bench
  • Enhancing and attracting the skills to succeed in the future
  • Minimizing productivity loss during a transition


This workshop is ideal for all not-for-profit leaders


Come away from this workshop with the ability to:

  • Analyze your strategic plan and organizational life cycle to identify the skills and expertise you require from your next Executive Director
  • List the key steps in recruiting and onboarding your next Executive Director
  • Create contingency plans to keep your organization strong in case of a sudden absence of the Executive Director

t: 604 875 9144**
f: 604 875 0710
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5

**Please note: During COVID-19 the Vantage Point team is working from home. Contact information for workshops can be found on event pages, or find a list of our staff contact info here.


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