Jess Benedetto 
Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) 

Succession Planning: Ensuring a Smooth Transition - Narrated PowerPoint 

Cost: $25 per agency for unlimited use
CSBG Organizational Standard 4.5
Target Audience: Boards of directors, executive directors

Succession planning can be an uneasy subject that many boards and executive directors avoid. Boards avoid the discussion because they don’t want to offend EDs, while EDs don’t want their boards to worry they might be leaving. But the fact is, eventually, the ED will leave, and the Organizational Standards require a succession plan.

This pre-recorded narrated PowerPoint presentation will discuss the critical elements of succession planning, unveiling a template that will make it a rewarding experience for boards and EDs. You’ll see how your entire organization can benefit from a well-planned and effective method for developing executive bench strength. Designed for group trainings/meetings with your board. 

As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Learn who is responsible for succession planning.
  • Identify the board’s role in succession planning.
  • Learn why vision and community impact are essential.
  • Learn how core values are necessary.
  • Learn the operational pieces of succession planning.

Presenter: John W. Edwards, Jr., Principal Consultant with The Edwards Group Florida, Inc. John holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and is a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Community Action Professional through the National Community Action Partnership, as well as a Nationally Certified Trainer in ROMA, the Results Oriented Management and Accountability framework used by the entire Community Action network.