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Succession Planning: Today’s Leading Approaches

August 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT



This webinar will explore succession planning through a framework of leadership and organizational sustainability that blends top-down and bottom-up approaches to managing and planning for leadership transition. We will discuss the imperative to undertake succession planning as a governance best practice that prepares organizations to keep operations running during any type of disruption to leadership continuity. We’ll also unpack the broader dimensions of succession planning through which organizations should be developing internal leadership pathways and striving to create a workplace that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Describe and flesh out types of succession plans: emergency/unplanned (temporary/permanent, interim leadership options); planned (navigating different timelines, transition committee formation, identification of internal or external successors, search firm selection)
  • Anticipate and assess ripple effects and peripheral issues: anticipated departures in consequence of ED departure; sub-executive leadership changes; internal leadership development trajectory/talent pipeline; recruitment and retention policies and practices
  • Prepare for executing succession planning: interviews; focus groups; HR policy review; leadership-wide position description refresh; professional development policy review; landscape analysis; salary benchmarking

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.

If you have questions or are having trouble using a discount code for one of our workshops, please contact workshops@supportcenteronline.org.

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August 12, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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