Leadership Transition

Create a Plan For Your Organization

In completing the background research for the Gleaning Census, we found that points of leadership transition – going from an all-volunteer to an organization with paid staff, the retirement of a veteran Executive Director, or transition of key staff can result in severe stress to an organization or even organizations shuttering for good. With this in mind, AGO is creating a Leadership Transition Cohort to help you manage through.  You will work with peers and experts in the field to create a comprehensive Leadership Transition Plan.  Whether you have begun drafting a plan and want to refine it, or don’t know where to start, this program is for you.  Leadership transition takes a team and so we are asking that multiple members of your organization register and participate. While it is never too early to start planning for leadership transition, priority will be given to organizations facing a transition in the next three years. 

Throughout the three-month commitment starting with the kick-off call on September 20, 2022, you and your group from your organization (staff, volunteers, board or committee members, etc) will develop a comprehensive leadership transition plan to take back to your organizations.  You can expect to learn from AGO staff, subject matter experts, and your peers.

To get started, complete the application linked below and register for the Leadership Transition Kick-Off Call.  Following the call, program participants will meet every other Tuesday for 12 sessions at 3 pm ET.  This is a 6 month program. 

Set Up For Success

Join the cohort and ensure that the hard work that was put into growing the organization you care deeply about wasn’t in vain.  

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