Successful Transitions: Exploring Succession Planning

Strategies for a planned or unplanned leadership change.
About This Seminar

As the workforce changes, many Americans are looking seriously toward what to do next. In the nonprofit sector, executive directors and board members are supposed to protect the sustainability of the organization, especially when there is a change in leadership, but often avoid putting plans in place because they aren’t sure how to talk about it. Whether a change comes next month, five years from now, or some time in between, here’s an opportunity to strengthen your organization and prepare your team for an inevitable change in leadership. Attendees will explore sensitive issues and map out a plan during the session.

Topics Covered
  • What should we consider?
  • What will it take to make our transition work well?
  • How do we talk about it with the board, staff, and funders?
  • What are some successful examples and recent lessons learned on this subject?

Who Should Attend

Executive directors, CEOs, and board members of nonprofit organization

Registration Fee:
  • Early Bird: $75 (ends on 11/10)
  • General Admission: $99

If you are a CNM Member or Scholarship Recipient, please send an email to [email protected] to receive your discount code.

Virtual Seminar

Optimized for the virtual environment, this seminar will consist of presentations, group discussions, breakout group sessions, polls, and short breaks. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive on a topic and leave with tools that you can put into practice immediately.


Regina Birdsell – President & CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management

Known for leveraging public and private assets to achieve ambitious goals; Regina Birdsell has, for more than 30 years, collaborated with business, philanthropy, government, media, and thousands of nonprofit leaders to address complex problems and drive positive change. Since coming to CNM in 2006, she has led the development of innovative programs to build the management skills of those who work for the public good, especially Southern California’s nonprofit organizations. A graduate of USC with a B.A. in Journalism and a Master’s in Social Work and Public Administration, she has been honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Most Admired CEO and named to its list of Women Making a Difference.


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