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North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

Leadership Continuity: The Must-Have Conversation About Succession Planning


Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9 a.m. – Noon

Hosted by North Park University, Chicago, IL

Half-Day Workshop: $80

3 CEUs

Registration is closed.  Thank you for your interest.

About this Session:  The question is not if, but when will your current CEO or Board Chair transition out of their position. Does your organization have a plan? Have you determined how to build your internal strength while identifying and cultivating future leadership needs? A dynamic organizational shift occurs when there is a change in leadership at the executive or board level, and tackling this inevitable change head-on before it becomes your reality can help maintain organizational stability, especially with funding and staff. This workshop will provide real life case studies of nonprofits that have successfully developed succession plans, which include talent development and aligning workforce strategies to meet the challenges at hand. We’ll teach you how to plan for leadership continuity, manage the transition and realign the organization if roles at the helm unexpectedly change.

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Board Members, Management Staff

Mary MortenAbout the Presenters: Mary Morten is the President of Morten Group (MG), a consulting firm specializing in social change through skills development, public policy and advocacy. Morten Group’s work includes: organizational and resource development; trustee cultivation; and film/video production. Morten Group clients include nonprofits, foundations and corporations in Illinois and across the country.

Malik GillaniMalik Gillani is the Founding Executive Director of Silk Road Rising. Malik is a recognized leader in the creation of innovative arts programming that expands artistic access. Most notably, he developed SRR’s model for creating online video plays, which are now being accessed across the globe. Malik also established SRR’s arts integrated education program, EPIC (Empathic Playwriting Intensive Course). Malik Gillani earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, with an emphasis on the Great Books. He is a Kellogg Executive Scholar (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) and has a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University.

Jeff EdwardsJeff Edwards has been on the Political Science faculty at Roosevelt University since 1988, where he teaches courses in urban studies and urban politics, social movements, and US national politics.  He was an early and longtime advocate and organizer around AIDS, and subsequently engaged in sustained advocacy for affordable housing and fair community development.  He is currently active in the movement to create safe schools for LGBT youth, and is also a self-defense/violence prevention instructor. He is a past board member of the Metropolitan Tenants Union, and currently chair-elect of the board of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

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