Leadership transitions are often stressful for board leaders and staff alike, as a pending change in leadership brings uncertainty and potentially adds work all around. Yet a time of transition is when an organization often needs a professional, calming influence and is the ideal time to assess what is working, what can work better and how to set that organization up for a successful search and tenure for the next leader.
This webinar will explore how to plan for leadership transitions, whether or not they are anticipated and how to benefit from them when they do happen. Please note that this webinar is geared towards board members and staff leaders.
This webinar will take place on Thursday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Price: Free for Providers’ Council members
David Harris, Partner, Interim Executive Solutions
David has extensive experience working with for-profit and nonprofit organizations to develop and implement strategies to improve operations, marketing, board governance, and leadership team effectiveness. He served as co-chair of Community Action Partners where he provided strategic planning, marketing and other services to Boston area nonprofits. In that capacity David has led projects with nine different organizations. Most recently he served as the interim Executive Director of the Springfield Empowerment Zone in western Massachusetts and the Landing School in Maine. David spent five years as Deputy Director of Teachers21, a professional development service provider, and provided coaching and consulting services to school and district leaders on business strategy and organization.
David is currently President of the HBS Association of Boston and Clerk of YouthBuild Boston. David holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MAT from Simmons College and a Sc.B. in Biochemistry from Brown University.
Sarah Bingman Schott, Partner, Interim Executive Solutions
Sarah has two professional passions: the marketing message and organizational efficiency. She believes every organization can differentiate themselves to stand out to their constituencies and you can do more if you collaborate well and have good processes. Sarah has been a nonprofit consultant for over 5 years, and early in her career was a university development officer. Sarah’s corporate career includes executive roles in marketing, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and operations for both start-ups and turnarounds in high tech, medical device, and chemical companies.
Sarah is President of the board of All Newton Music School, where she also serves on the Finance Committee, and a board member of Community Consulting Teams, Boston. Formerly she twice served on the board of Tutoring Plus of Cambridge and has served on Hearth’s Board of Visitors and as 20th Anniversary Gala Co-Chair. As President of the Friends of Weston’s Council on Aging, she made improvements in the fundraising program to increase revenue. She recently finished her term as the chair of the Weston High School PTO, where she served on faculty committees on new academic programs, anti-racism initiatives, and financial system streamlining. Sarah holds an MBA in Finance (Columbia) and a BS in Chemical Engineering (MIT).
Mesa Merritt, Education and Academic Partnerships Coordinator
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