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Communication Checklist for ED Transition

This communications checklist will help your organization communicate effectively during an executive director transition.

Creating a Feedback-Rich Culture

Feedback isn’t about “once-and-done.” An effective organization strives to create a feedback-rich culture which takes both organizational systems and leadership behaviors that are applied consistently over time. Systems support and sustain behaviors. Behaviors bring systems to life. Use this list to see where your organizations thrive and identify where you might need to focus on improving.

Engagement: How to Support it and Sustain it Over Time in Yourself and Others

Whether you are a manager or looking for skills to manage up, this webinar will offer valuable information around what drives engagement and what you can do to increase it. From work-planning to check-ins, we will share pragmatic tools to set yourself and your staff up to succeed.

Executive Director Hiring Checklist

We’ve created these overview checklists to support board members and hiring committees in the hiring process. We encourage you to use these in conjunction with TREC’s Transitions in Leadership toolkit.

Executive Director Personal Statement

When an Executive Director leaves an organization, the ED and Board need to inform their membership and stakeholders with a departing statement. TREC offers this sample for EDs and Boards alike to consider their own statements.  

Executive Director Turnover, Resignation, and Termination

Turnover is inevitable, at all levels and for different reasons from retirement, job changes, and termination. Organizations and boards need to be prepared to handle any turnover, especially at the senior level.

Going from Good to Great: Building a Development-Focused Culture

In every organization there is a vast amount of energy and potential that is locked up in well-hidden protective behaviors driven by fear and caution. This prevents people from bringing their best ideas, risk-taking, full engagement, compassion, and courage to their work. In this session, we’ll explore the concept and some basic practices of starting down the path of being a “deliberately developmental organization.”

Individual Development Plan | Sample

Individual Development Plans are a crucial tool to support employee growth and learning, which leads to greater personal effectiveness and fulfillment. A Development Plan is different from annual job goals though it ideally would complement a workplan and can be done at the same time – or even included as part of the Annual Plan. This template can be adapted to fit your organization’s needs.

Leveraging Coaching Skills for People Development

Managers who want to support the development and growth of their staff can benefit from some helpful perspectives, approaches, and skills from the field of coaching that are described in this resource. While managers/supervisors should not present or see themselves as formal “coaches” they can be more “coach-like” where appropriate.

Leveraging Your Leadership: Sharpening Focus on the Dual Roles of Strategic Leadership and Management

In this session, we’ll explore the top responsibilities when leading people, profile core leadership competencies, and provide a tool that helps you identify your current strengths and areas you may want to give more attention.

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