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Planning for and Navigating Executive Transition

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



All organizations inevitably face the transition from one leader to the next, and board members and staff leaders play crucial roles in helping their organizations navigate this process successfully. Designed for EDs, senior staff, and board members, this session will outline the typology of leadership transition and invite participants to think through how different transition scenarios require different preparation, planning, and execution. We’ll then discuss how organizations can assess their readiness for executive transition and what types of outside support are available and appropriate for organizations navigating transition.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • learn what the common types of transition are and how those types require different preparatory and planning steps.
  • learn how to assess:
    • their own organization’s readiness to respond to and manage a transition; and
    • their potential need for outside support.
  • gain an understanding of the key pivot points where transitions can succeed or run into obstacles and learn how to identify and avoid pitfalls.
  • learn about the landscape of available leadership transition supports and also learn how to vet and select firms/individuals.

This workshop is best suited for: 

  • Board leaders
  • CEOs
  • Senior staff


Xander Subashi is the Director of Programs at Support Center, where he oversees the Executive Search practice and Interim Executive Director training and placement programs. He also manages Support Center’s impact economy initiatives, which support social enterprises, revenue-generating nonprofits, and impact investors and funders. Xander has worked at Support Center in several capacities since the fall of 2015 when he joined the organization as a Board Fellow while in graduate school. There his studies centered on philanthropy and impact investing, nonprofit management, social enterprise development, and leadership in education. Prior to graduate school and working at Support Center, Xander was an educator focusing on experiential and service-learning, as well as a middle and high school Latin teacher, college counselor, and varsity coach. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA in school leadership from Teachers College, Columbia, and a BA in Latin and Greek from Haverford College.

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Registration is required. Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular electronic mailing list. Please also be advised that the event may be recorded or photographed by Support Center for Nonprofit Management (Support Center). By enrolling for this event, you hereby: (1) give consent for Support Center or any third parties to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications; (2) release Support Center, its employees and any outside third parties from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses; and (3) waive any right to inspect, approve or receive compensation for any materials or communications, including photographs, videotapes, website images or written materials, incorporating photos/images of you. To revoke this waiver, please email Operations Associate, Gabriela Barria, at [email protected]


October 13
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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