Next Steps

Supporting Executives who are considering succession and transition
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

Are you a nonprofit executive who’s thinking about
leaving your position within the next 1 – 5 years?


Consider joining us for Next Steps.

Join us for two days focused on you, your legacy and how to prepare yourself and your organization for your eventual transition from the chief executive role. This is the Next Step in ensuring that when the time comes to retire or move on, both the executive and the organization are well prepared to not only endure the transition but to thrive.

Raffa has taken the best from over 25 previous sessions and added new content on the connection between leadership succession and organizational sustainability as well as changing demographics and the need for diverse leaders. As a Raffa senior consultant, Jeanie Duncan is a part of the leadership team presenting this action-packed program.

Workshop Take-a-ways

  1. A new view of where you are personally, professionally, and organizationally with succession and transition.
  2. A rich understanding of what will be required of yourself, your organization, and your board to be prepared for your eventual transition.
  3. A personal and organizational guide to succession, sustainability, and transition planning with alternative timelines and processes you can tailor to your situation.
  4. Clarity about the path and action items that need to be addressed to plan your transition and build capacity and sustainability, whether your departure is one to five years away, or if you are not yet certain about a date.
  5. Your concerns mitigated by hearing from peers who have successfully transitioned.

Who Should Attend:
Next Steps is exclusively for nonprofit founders and long-term chief executives. The intentional small workshop size – limited to 30 participants – provides a safe, confidential space for you to focus on personal, professional, and organizational issues related to your transition and succession planning. These “difficult to talk about” topics are thoughtfully guided by facilitators who are national experts. The workshop provides the right place and time for planning, rich discussions among peers through interactive presentations, individual exercises, small group work, and panel discussions.

Since its introduction in 2002, The Next Steps workshop has helped over 500 executives, with tenures ranging from 5 to 35 years, face these difficult decisions and ensure that their hard work and leadership legacies endure.

Contact us today for more information or to reserve your place in the Next Steps workshop.

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