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 for the new executive and the organization. Interims can be called on to…
· Provide an important timeout following a charismatic or controversial leader
· Guide organizations through a turnaround
· Stabilize organizations that experienced traumatic departure
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.
Interim work is a specialty that shouldn’t be jumped into blindly.
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 consultants whose first impulse is to understand, serve, and guide.
Have you been an interim executive and would like an opportunity to reflect on this work? Many of us have stepped into an interim role, willing to help out a nonprofit whose executive left without a succession plan. Perhaps you found that you liked it and took on another interim assignment. Come learn about the fundamentals of interim work and its relationship to the field of executive transition.
Invest 90 minutes a week for four weeks and discover the secrets for success. Interim executive leadership is a craft with its own ethos, best practices, tools and approaches. This workshop will cover lessons learned from nearly two decades of experience across thousands of successful (and some not so successful) transformational interim executive assignments. Completing the four sessions will add value to your toolbox and entitle you to put this training on your resume.
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:
Lynne Molnar is a recognized leader in the field of executive transitions, serving her first of nine interim executive director roles in 1999. She has overseen the placement of 80 interim and transition consultants through her work with TSNE 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. She has provided consulting to nonprofits since 1993, focusing on board development, strategic planning and coaching for first time executives and senior staff.
Marissa Q. Paine is the Principal and CEO of Painefree Coaching & Consulting. With a Master's Degree in Social Work from Washington University, Marissa specializes in start-ups and "start-overs", having successfully launched and led dozens of new, multi-stakeholder initiatives, culture transformations, and organizational turnarounds. She is the former interim Executive Director of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and currently serves as the Alliance's Managing Director.
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