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Interim Executive Practitioner Call: The First 30 Days of Your IED Assignment
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Please join the Executive Transition and Leadership Continuity affinity group for a presentation and interactive conversation, building upon our collective knowledge and skills in this crucial endeavor, that sets the stage for our work with every organization. We ask that everyone share your experiences—what you’ve found to be most successful as your start your new engagements.

2/21/2018
When: Wednesday, February 21
Noon ET/ 9:00a PT
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Jane Garthson
Contact: Elaine Powers


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When we enter an organization in a new role as an interim executive, we have a very short amount of time to learn about the organization, get acquainted with the board, staff, volunteers, donors and all other key constituents. We need to get up to speed quickly on all critical issues, and find out which closets have what kind of skeletons hiding. So, where do you start and how do you prepare an effective approach, so that you can get a grasp on all the most important issues that will ultimately define your work as an interim executive.

Please join us for a presentation and interactive conversation, building upon our collective knowledge and skills in this crucial endeavor, that sets the stage for our work with every organization. We ask that everyone share your experiences—what you’ve found to be most successful as your start your new engagements.


About the Presenter:

Since 1992, Jane Garthson has provided governance, leadership and ethics services to boards and senior staff of Canadian associations, charities and governments. In May 2017, she became Interim Executive Director, on two days notice, of a charity with 1,000 very active volunteers, no staff at all, a facility with an expiring sub-lease and no renewal clause, a board down to its legal minimum, and issues she can’t make public. She left in November after helping the renewed, much stronger board hire an excellent permanent ED. She managed the ED orientation and transition process, hired two managers, maintained programs through continued engagement of amazing volunteer team leads and teams, oversaw a clean-up of financial records, processes and controls, developed HR practices and policies from scratch, and generally saved a lot of lives by keeping Toronto Cat Rescue from winding down. She’s also exhausted herself, made mistakes and wishes she could have cleaned up more loose ends, but at least the fires were put out. 

Past roles concurrent with her consulting practice include Commissioner of a provincial regulatory agency, chair and founder of a national professional association, Interim Executive Director of a sports federation (another very challenging situation), Treasurer of a national charity and co-chair of an international music festival. For a number of years Jane was active in the Alliance’s Governance Affinity group and followed the work of the Executive Transition group. 


Jane is an author in You and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field's Top Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs http://amzn.to/12bIBBX