Proven Strategies For Conducting A No-Fail Executive Search

with
Pat Libby
On-Demand
$129.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Nonprofit executive search expert Pat Libby will reveal her proven formula for succeeding in every CEO, Executive Director, and COO search she has conducted, locating candidates who have thrived in their positions for several years. You will learn how to fill current and future openings with highly effective leaders.

What You'll Learn

  • Why do Executive Director and CEO searches often fail?
  • How should the search process work from start to finish?
  • What are the three essential elements of an effective search?
  • How can you involve staff, board members, and external stakeholders?
  • How should you recruit, screen, and engage candidates?
  • What is the timeline for an effective search process?
  • When should you hire a search consultant?

Training Overview

Find a new executive who will last. Discover proven search strategies.

Just as COVID-19 entered the United States early last year, a study indicated that over 45% of nonprofit employees planned to change jobs by 2025. The pandemic has caused people to become even more restless, with recent employment projections showing a quarter of all workers plan to seek new employment immediately. This expected turnover may affect your nonprofit and force you to search for a new executive. Even if you do not have a current opening, you should prepare now to be able to fill positions quickly but carefully with candidates who will last.

Finding the top talent to lead a nonprofit is arguably one of the most critical responsibilities of the organization. Yet, many nonprofit searches fail, especially those that seek to replace long-time executives and founders. Going through the cycle of hiring and losing key staff is emotionally draining, costly, and damaging to an organization’s reputation.  

  • Why do Executive Director and CEO searches often fail?
  • How should the search process work from start to finish?
  • What are the three essential elements of an effective search?
  • How can you involve staff, board members, and external stakeholders?
  •  How should you recruit, screen, and engage candidates?
  •  What is the timeline for an effective search process?
  •  When should you hire a search consultant?

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior management
  • Financial staff
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Program directors
 

Expert Presenter

Pat Libby

  • Change management and executive search consultant to nonprofits and philanthropies
  • Served as a nonprofit CEO and staff member, academic in the field of nonprofit management, board member, and consultant to social purpose organizations
  • Author of The Lobbying Strategy Handbook
  • Contributing author in Technology, Activism and Social Justice in a Digital Age
  • Co-author of Cases in Nonprofit Management
  • Served for eight years as President/CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, leading city, state, and national legislative campaigns that altered the landscape for affordable housing and community economic development activity in the state
  • Previously served as founding director of the University of San Diego Nonprofit Institute
  • Graduate degree in Urban Planning from MIT
  • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Sociology from Tufts University

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