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Succession Planning – Are you ready for change at the top? :: Jane Garthson & Jack Shand

February 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jane Garthson & Jack Shand
Garthson Leadership Centre & The Portage Group


Friday, February 19, 2016 :: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


If the $50 million lotto jackpot falls into the lap of your board chair or executive director tonight, what would happen? Do you have a succession plan that would kick in to ensure the organization’s governance, programs and revenue generation carried on effectively? At this participatory session, you will learn how to successfully plan, prepare and implement leadership succession—even in grassroots organizations with no senior staff who could step directly into the Executive Director role and perhaps no board candidate pool. The content is aimed at paid and volunteer leaders who want their organizations to build on their legacy and carry on strongly. Participants will receive a number of templates, plus an understanding how a good approach can result in plans that are reassuring to both incumbents and candidates.

About the instructors:

As Executive Partner Leadership Consulting & Search at The Portage Group, Jack Shand draws upon his expertise and stellar reputation in pragmatic consulting and association management to provide counsel to the volunteer leaders and executive staff of associations, other not-for-profits and NGOs, and to lead talent acquisition/search projects at the executive and management levels. Jack is considered the leading provider of executive search services for Canadian industry and professional associations, and has been provided those services since 1997. Prior to that, Jack was the President (Executive Director) of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the umbrella organization for the sector.

For more information, check out The Portage Group’s website.

Jane Garthson is one of Canada’s most trusted advisers on leadership and ethics, dedicated to serving not-for-profits since 1992. She consults, presents, coaches and writes extensively on leading edge and practical thinking in governance, visioning, strategic planning, decision-making and ethics. Jane also serves in hands-on leadership roles, particularly interim executive positions. Jane is a Fellow of Creating the Future, a dynamic international movement of senior consultants working as catalysts to transform our world. She holds honours certification in voluntary sector leadership from York. Past roles include regulatory Commissioner, professional association chair, and executive director.

Find out more on the Garthson Leadership Centre’s website.


Regular fee: For one day workshop: $140 plus HST.

Discounted rates: Second and subsequent workshops for the same person; or more than one participant from the same organization: $125 plus HST.

Student rate: $50 plus HST.


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Participants should have completed 4 of the 5 workshops offered within an academic year.


Please complete the online registration form.


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