Succession Planning – Board Member Edition

You’ve seen the news reports and know that the baby boomers are starting to retire in all sectors. And younger non-profit leaders are pursuing new opportunities.

Research tells us that two out of three staff leaders plan to leave their jobs within five years, and that many boards are underprepared to respond. A recent United Way of Winnipeg survey of agency partners yielded the same data: 2/3 of respondents said they will leave their current leadership role in the next 5 years and 66% said their agency does not have a current, written succession plan. Imagine Canada’s new sector standards include requirements around succession planning for medium and larger organizations. And for smaller groups, it just makes good sense.

United Way of Winnipeg is partnering with PeopleFirst HR Services to pilot a workshop to help non-profit board members understand why succession planning for their staff leadership is important and to provide practical knowledge and tools to help create plans that are appropriate to their agency and its stakeholders.

Facilitator: Gordon McAlpine

Event Facilitator: Gordon McAlpineGordon is a human resources practitioner with more than 25 years of broad based experience. In his role as a Senior Consultant at People First HR Services, he works with a wide range of organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to design and implement human resources systems, policies and practices. Gordon’s extensive background in human resources allows him to assist clients in areas such as succession planning, performance management, talent assessments, respectful workplace, leadership coaching, employment equity, employee surveys and organizational effectiveness. With a practical, focused and results oriented approach to consulting, Gordon is known for his ability to successfully navigate complex human resources issues and deliver exceptional results to clients.

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