New opportunities and personal challenges can pop up at any time. In addition to planning for resignations and retirements, boards should be prepared to support a valued leader who wants to take a sabbatical, participate in an extended professional development opportunity, or who needs to take leave of absence to welcome a baby, deal with a health crisis, or care for a family member. This workshop will cover the steps your board can take now to turn inevitable leadership transitions into constructive growth opportunities for the board, staff, and the organization.
Jenn Richards, Founder/Principal, High Gear Consulting Group
Jenn Richards is a nonprofit consultant with over fifteen years of experience in fundraising, strategic communications, project management, and program design. She has worked with nonprofit organizations including Teach for America, the Association for Public Art, and the Girl Scouts.
In 2018, Jenn founded High Gear Consulting Group to provide leadership and integrated strategic support to nonprofit leaders and boards during times of change or growth. She frequently serves as Interim Executive Director for organizations undergoing leadership transitions.