Linda Fairburn 
Make Things Happen Limited


Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM EST

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Children's Treatment Centre - Board Room
Kinross Centre
733 Ross Avenue East
Timmins ON P4N 8S8 

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Necessary topic well covered with very user friendly and in-depth materials.
S. David, Employment Services Manager, Glengarry Inter Agency Group

The workbook is amazing because it provides a structured format and explains what to do step-by-step and how to do it. 
Claire Masswhol, CEO, Welland Heritage Council

Succession planning is something I've thought about for quite some time but didn't know where to start. You made the process so easy. Now I have peace of mind. Diane McKinnon, Executive Director, Renfrew County Community Futures Development

This Emergency Leadership Succession Planning Workshop provided valuable concepts and tools for creating a thoughtful, comprehensive plan. Andria Spindel, President & CEO, March of Dimes Canada

Exit Right® Emergency Leadership & Succession Planning Workshop Timmins 
April 10, 2019

Ensuring Organization and Leadership Continuity for
Nonprofit Corporations


Emergency Leadership Planning was a great workshop. I feel much more confident about developing a succession plan now. This was probably the best workshop I have attended. 
Dianne Peplinski, Executive Director, Englehart and District Family Health Team

The Emergency Leadership Planning process provided the template we used to turn our back-up plans into career development action succession plans. Weighing the cost of hiring consultants to do this against the price of the workshop it was a great value. Thank you Linda for simplifying a complex process.
Bob Cerniuk, Chief Executive Officer, Carefor Health & Community Services 

We are a not-for-profit organization with one employee! You can see why emergency leadership planning is so important to us. I'm happy to say we set and met our goal for completing the plan within one year. Linda was very generous with her time.  She reviewed our plan and gave us suggestions about things we hadn't thought about. I'd highly recommend this process to any company and certainly for not-for-profit organizations! Working with Linda was a pleasure. 
Terry Mactaggart, Program Coordinator, Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care Service

The CMHA - Sudbury Manitoulin has used Make Things Happen for both the Emergency Leadership Planning and Succession Planning for Staff Positions processes for our agency. We found the processes and the tool kits provided useful and appreciate the MTH newsletter. We recommend hiring the services of Make Things Happen. 
Marion Quigley, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association/Sudbury Manitoulin Branch 


This is a 3.5 hour, hands-on workshop where you will receive a turn key toolkit to put together an action plan for a temporary short-term succession plan and get the resources you need to develop policies and procedures for unexpected long-term and permanent situations.


  • 69 page workbook ensures a succession policy is in place within 2 weeks to 9 months
  • Peace of mind for boards of directors, CEOs, staff, clients, volunteers, membership and funders
  • Protects financial resources — replacing a leader on the fly costs more, takes more time and increases the chance of making a poor hiring decision
  • Protects human resources — 60% of all leaders will leave their current positions within the next 5 years. Of those 14% will retire and 46% will career-ladder out of the organization
  • Ensures service continuance — leadership vacancy may destabilize operations and jeopardize service delivery
  • ELP is an in-person, face-to-face workshop that provides capacity and team building for boards of directors, CEOs and key staff members
  • Builds Community Leadership by ensuring leadership continuity 

Board members, executive directors, chief operating officers and chief executive officers of nonprofit and charitable corporations, foundations and associations are invited to attend. Perfect for those agencies involved in an accreditation process.

This workshop was offered in Timmins September 2018 and many agencies were not aware of the offering and so missed out. Rhonda Latendresse, Executive Director, Seisure and Brain Injury Centre, was among those and has been the "Possibility Maker" to bring the Emergency Leadership Planning Workshop back to Timmins. We have elected to handle the $700 travel costs transparently by adding $50 to the registration fee.

Cost — $250 per person includes workshop materials, lunch, parking and travel 

Registration Instructions

You are able to register up to three organization members at one time.
If you are making a reservation on behalf of another person(s) please enter and confirm their name on the  registration form and not your own.