Interim CEOs offer critical leadership to help nonprofits build their capacity in a transition. In addition to providing a bridge to leadership during an executive transition, interims set the stage for success in the future. Interims can be called on to…
· Provide an important timeout following a charismatic or controversial leader
· Guide organizations through a turnaround
· Stabilize organizations who experienced traumatic departure
The possibilities are endless, but the role of the interim is as much about transformation as it is good executive leadership. Today, interim executive leadership represents both a specialty practice for nonprofit consultants as well as a new work-life balance option for seasoned career nonprofit leaders.
Are you cut out to be an interim? The best interims are seasoned leaders with the experience and confidence to jump into ambiguous situations. They are leaders whose first impulse is to understand, serve, and guide.
Interim work is a specialty that shouldn’t be jumped into blindly.
Invest a day – discover the secrets for success. Interim executive leadership is a craft with its own ethos, best practices, tools and approaches. This full-day workshop will cover lessons learned from nearly two decades of experience across thousands of successful (and some not so successful) transformational interim executive assignments.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
· The role of interim as a transformational capacity builder.
· Best practices for preparing an organization during executive transition.
· A step-by-step approach for completing a successful interim assignment.
You’ll learn from the national thought leaders with decades of on-the-ground experience: as leaders of the Executive Transition and Leadership Continuity Affinity Group, Tara Levy and Lynne Molnar are two of America’s foremost thought leaders on interim executive leadership in nonprofits. You’ll benefit from their direct first-hand experience as interim executives, as well as the wisdom they’ve gleaned as program leaders responsible for interim placements. They have developed this training drawing from the experience and skills they’ve gained from training hundreds of interim executives.
Sponsored by: Alliance for Nonprofit Management Executive Transition and Leadership Continuity Affinity Group and BoardSource.
The Workshop Leaders:
Tara Levy (nonprofitelements.com) is an experienced trainer and consultant on nonprofit leadership and management. She developed, and for 10 years oversaw, Austin, Texas-based Mission Capital's Interim Executive Director program, where she trained and placed interim executives and advised nonprofit boards on chief executive transitions. Tara is a graduate of the University of Texas and has a JD from the University of Texas School of Law.
Lynne Molnar is a recognized leader in the field of executive transitions, serving her first of nine interim executive director roles in 1999. Since that time, she has overseen the placement of 80 interim and transition consultants through her work with Third Sector New England in Boston, and The Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy in New York. Lynne has an MBA from Boston University and an Ed.M. from Harvard.