What happens when your organization’s leader wins the lottery and departs for Bora Bora? Will you:
- Rush out and buy your own lottery ticket?
- Call in sick until some else is hired?
- Pull out your comprehensive and up-to-date succession plan?
During the workshop, we will discuss:
- The difference between an emergency transition plan and succession planning
- Challenges for large and small organizations
- Who should be involved
- What can be prepared in advance
- How to handle the awkward conversations
Board members and Executive Directors– Join us for this important risk management topic.
For more than 20 years Betsy has worked with individuals and groups to enhance their individual, team, and organizational effectiveness. Betsy brings a strategic Core-Values approach to all human resource activities including performance management, leadership development and succession planning, particularly for nonprofit organizations.
During seven years with Merrill Lynch, Betsy managed the Executive Development group for a 15,000-person business unit. Her team designed succession planning and development processes to build the bench strength of the top 300 leaders. She was then selected to build two new Human Resource organizations. Leading the annual succession planning review was one of Betsy’s key responsibilities.
A life-long volunteer, in 2017 Betsy attended the BoardConnect training (by VolunteerConnect) to become a more effective nonprofit board member. As a result, Betsy was invited to join the Rise board and was soon asked to be Board Vice President, focusing on board development.
Recent nonprofit projects include helping Millhill implement an Emergency Transition Process; helping Rise create a core-values based performance management system for hiring, training, and performance reviews; helping the Isles, Inc. Board during an executive search; coaching an interim Executive Director during an emergency transition; and in May, 2019 Betsy was the speaker at the VolunteerConnect Leadership Forum on Succession Planning.
With a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication, Betsy’s first love is interpersonal skills coaching for executives, leaders, professionals, and students, developing their potential within the context of their organizational and career goals.
Betsy’s contact information is BetsyWallace1@verizon.net and her website is at https://www.wallaceleadership.com/.