In this section, you will find: information on upcoming trends around retiring baby boomers and how that demographic shift will impact your organization’s staff, board, donor base, and audience; information about the next generation of leaders including ideas on how to attract and retain them; tools to assess how ready your organization is ready for the next generation; ideas for developing new arts leaders; an overview on leadership transitions; tools to assess why the last leader left; a list of steps to take to ensure a successful transition; tips and common mistakes to avoid around transitions; information on the board’s role in leadership changes; things to consider when the organization’s founder leaves; basic information for starting off the new director on the right path; sample forms and questions for exit interviews; survey for identifying the characteristics wanted in a new leader; sample interview materials; sample evaluation forms; sample emergency and succession plans; and more.

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