Board Succession Planning

December 03, 2024
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Building a robust board of directors is crucial for the success of any organization. However, identifying and attracting new board members can often pose significant challenges. Where can you discover exceptional candidates for your board? What qualities and attributes should you seek in potential board members? And who should play a role in the selection process?

We are thrilled to present an informative workshop designed to address these questions. This workshop will delve into the realm of board succession planning and recruitment, equipping participants with valuable tools and insights to attract exceptional individuals to serve on their boards.

Topics Covered:

  1. The Significance of Succession Planning: Understand why succession planning is a critical component of long-term organizational success. Gain insights into the potential risks of inadequate planning and the benefits of proactive leadership transition strategies.
  2. Identifying the Right Board: Learn about tools and strategies for identifying the ideal board members who align with your organization's mission, vision, and values.
  3. Board Member Recruitment: Discover proven techniques for attracting and engaging exceptional board members.
  4. Board Leadership Succession Planning: Explore into the crucial area of board leadership succession.
  5. Key Staff Succession Planning: Explore the intricacies of planning for the succession of key staff members.

Who should attend?

Any board member who sits on a nominating committee or is involved with board recruitment in any capacity.


Tracy Douglass has been dedicated to volunteering since high school, gaining extensive experience in roles such as front-line service delivery, program planning, board membership, treasurer, vice-chair, and chairperson. Her career has been primarily within the non-profit sector, specializing in program delivery, leadership, volunteer management, and board governance consulting.

During her time at Volunteer Manitoba, she acquired a wealth of knowledge in best practices, research, and practical applications. As a professionally trained instructional designer and adult educator, she excels in teaching board governance. In her workshops, Tracy integrates her comprehensive experience with the insights of participants, creating engaging and valuable learning experiences.


Technical Requirements to Participate Virtually:

To participate, you will need a computer/mobile device with internet connection, speakers and microphone. A webcam is preferred but optional.


Volunteer Manitoba strives to host inclusive, accessible workshops that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require any accommodations to participate in our training, please indicate so on the registration form.






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