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CEN TRAINING | Sustaining Your Organization Through Executive & Staff Transitions | San Jose, 4/20
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April 20, 2017 | -


Sustaining Your Organization Through Executive and Staff Transitions

CEN is offering two in-depth workshops on nonprofit succession planning. The morning session will focus on preparing for smooth staff transitions, at all levels, and the afternoon session will be a comprehensive look at how the board and key staff should plan and manage an executive leadership change.  Unique content will be addressed in each workshop. Participants have the option to register for one (or both) sessions.  More details below…


Discounts available for Santa Clara County nonprofits. (Details Below)



"CEN's ED Transition training was perhaps the most useful training  I've ever attended. It was interesting, engaging, and extremely practical."

- Tamar Sofer-Geri, Executive Director at Carb DM



Morning Session

Developing Succession Plans for the CEO/ED and other Key Staff

Description: Is your nonprofit prepared for the departure (short-term, long-term, or permanent) of your executive director or other key staff members? If not, you’re not alone. In this workshop you will learn how to identify and minimize the negative impact of planned and unexpected separations. The training will offer tools and resources to plan for a smooth transition of roles by assessing potential risks/deficits and matching them with strategies to ensure continuity and sustainability for your organization.

Intended Audience: Nonprofit executives, senior staff and managers.


-Understand why succession planning is a critical strategic process that effects the whole organization

-Learn the 6 steps to developing an effective succession plan throughout your organization

-Take home templates and tools to help you develop your own individualized plans


When: April 20, 2017  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (Saratoga Room)

Cost: CEN Members - $75, Non-members - $150*

Instructor: Donna Wies



Afternoon Session

Managing CEO/ED Transitions

Description: It is not a matter of IF, but WHEN … is your nonprofit organization prepared for an executive transition? An unplanned separation can be detrimental to the health of an organization. In this workshop participants will gain a clear understanding of the board’s key roles and responsibilities throughout the transition process. You will learn how to prepare for a transition (expected or unexpected), how to design and execute a plan for this transition, best practices to identify and hire a new executive, and how to maintain an environment of long term organizational health.

Intended Audience: Nonprofit board members, executives, and key senior staff.


-Gain a clear understanding of the board’s role before, during, and after transitions

-Take home an outline for how to plan for and effectively manage an executive transition period

-Strategies to identify and hire a candidate that enhances capacity and impact


When: April 20, 2017  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (Saratoga Room)

Cost: CEN Members - $75, Non-members - $150*

Instructor: Donna Wies



*Discounts Available


For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

Applied Materials Foundation Discount: CEN Members - $20 | Non-members - $40

Starting in September 2016, thanks to the generosity of the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofits (staff & board) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's new nonprofit professional development workshops. Please APPLY HERE and receive a discount code on your registration.


For CEN Members:

Up to an additional 50% in scholarships is available to CEN members. Click HERE to check your organization's membership status and APPLY TO: CHRISTINE@CEN.ORG.

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