7-30-24 The Clinic: Planning for Leadership Transitions & Continuity

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Includes a Live Web Event on 07/30/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Limited Availability for Association members only: 

15 spots for CEOs, EDs and Animal Services Directors

Is your organization ready for your departure? Very few organizations seem to have thorough plans for leadership succession.  A transition in any senior leadership position, planned or unplanned, brings challenges that can throw an unprepared organization into chaos. Thinking through key decisions ahead of time and committing those decisions to writing can head off serious problems.

Join The Association’s CEO, Jim Tedford, who will walk you through the process he used to develop a robust Transition & Continuity Plan designed to help our Board and staff navigate a CEO departure.  Should he leave through termination, voluntary or involuntary, disability, retirement or —heaven forbid— death, the planning document will minimize stress and maximize the likelihood of a seamless transition. 

This one-hour, interactive Clinic will guide you through the planning process including how to approach the topic with your board, what might surprise you in the process, and how to develop your own Transition and Continuity Plan document. In addition to guided mentorship from our CEO, you can commiserate and brainstorm along with your colleagues during this impactful hour.

This exclusive virtual workshop will be led by Jim Tedford, CAWA, President & CEO, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

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This clinic has been pre-approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.

Jim Tedford, CAWA

President & CEO, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

Jim Tedford accepted his dream job when he joined The Association as President & CEO in June of 2015.  But Jim is no stranger to the organization.  He has been a member for more than 30 years and served as our Board Chairman some twenty years ago.  Jim has been actively engaged in the animal welfare movement for more than 39 years having served as CEO for animal sheltering organizations in New York, Louisiana and Tennessee.  He served as a regional director for The Humane Society of the United States and then spent six years providing direct response marketing services to animal welfare organizations. Jim presents frequently at national and regional conferences on various animal welfare issues, organizational development and not-for-profit management. 

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