What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition DEADLINE

LEARNING AREA: Nonprofit Governance
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NonProfit Center
89 South St
Boston, MA


Leadership transition is one of the most destabilizing changes for an organization. What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition is TSNE’s cohort-based leadership transition program. Our program helps to build the capacity of nonprofit leaders to address succession and executive transition issues, and to ensure ongoing organizational sustainability.

TSNE offers What’s Next to support long-time leaders in preparing their organizations and themselves for a leadership transition. 

What's Next Helps You:

  • Assess your organization’s transition readiness
  • Learn best practices and tools to prepare for transition
  • Address organizational vulnerabilities related to a transition
  • Increase clarity on the leader's personal steps to departure
  • Motivate leaders to plan and implement the steps in leaving
  • Focus on planning for the future after your departure
  • Lay the groundwork for organizational sustainability
  • Access support through a peer network

This program is designed for long-time leaders, defined as those with 15 years or more of experience as an executive director, chief executive officer, or similar leadership position, who are planning to leave their organizations in the next two to five years. Applicants with this background will be prioritized. However, we recognize that the need for this program goes beyond long-term leaders and will consider all applications.

We highly encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) leaders to apply. Historically, leadership supports and resources have not been readily available and accessible to BIPOC leaders. TSNE incorporates a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging framework into the What’s Next program that allows us to directly address the unique experiences of BIPOC leaders in the nonprofit sector.  

Program Dates and Details
Two two-day retreats for each cohort at the NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA. Attendance is required at both retreats.
September 22 and 23
October 27 and 28
Applicants from the Greater Boston area will be prioritized in this cohort
Leadership coaching sessions
Each cohort includes up to 18 participants
Cost: $1,000 
The application period for our fall 2022 cohort closes on August 5, 2022.

All information is confidential. Once you complete the confidential application form, you will have a phone call with a staff member to discuss the program and your interest. Space is limited.

Registration fee