About What's Next

 

National data indicates that a large portion of nonprofit leaders are on the brink of transitioning out of their executive role, but many leaders and their organizations are not well-prepared for what comes next. TSNE MissionWorks' What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition supports long-time leaders to prepare their organizations and themselves for their departure and ensure ongoing sustainability.

A leadership transition is a critical moment in the lifecycle of any organization as it brings opportunities for growth and change as well as challenges. For a long-time leader, leadership transitions can bring specific challenges as executives explore their legacy and plan for what is next in their lives, boards increase their leadership role, and organizations prepare for change. What’s Next assists leaders to depart with strength and grace, and supports organizations to prepare for and embrace change.

What’s Next participants engage in confidential, thoughtful and strategic discussions and exercises about leadership transitions, both personal and organizational. The program features two intensive retreats, individual coaching and an ongoing support network of long-time leaders.

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Participant Benefits

  • Assessment of the organization’s transition readiness
  • Best practices and tools to prepare for the transition
  • Progress on addressing organizational vulnerabilities related to a transition
  • Increased clarity on the leader's personal steps to departure and plans for future
  • Support and motivation to plan and implement the steps necessary to leave well
  • A confidential space to process and plan for your departure and what’s next
  • Focused leadership related to the leader's upcoming transition
  • Groundwork for a sustainability/succession plan
  • Celebration of the leader's legacy
  • A support network of peers

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Your inquiry is confidential and will not be shared with any third party, sponsors, funders or other outside groups. Space is limited.

 

Program Dates and Details

  • Four-day retreats in two sessions for each cohort
  • Leadership coaching sessions
  • Each cohort includes up to 18 participants
  • Cost: $750 to $5,000. Dependent on your organization's budget size

 

What’s Next offers its program in different locations across the country.

TSNE MissionWorks launched What’s Next in 2014 to prepare for the looming wave of departing leaders and the need for organizations and leaders to prepare for the transitions. The program's ultimate goal is to help leaders depart with strength and grace, and to help organizations embrace change and manage it successfully. Nearly 100 people in seven different cohorts have participated in What’s Next on the East Coast and 2 additional cohorts are being offered this Spring in California.

Participants must be long-time executive directors planning to leave the organization in the next one to five years. All information is confidential. Once you complete the confidential application form, you will have a phone call with TSNE MissionWorks staff to discuss the program and your interest.

 

The current and upcoming sessions are below. Attendance is required at BOTH retreats.

New England

October 5-6 and December 12-13, 2017
Warren Conference Center, Ashland, Massachusetts

Southern California  

September 11-12 and November 29-30, 2017
Holy Spirit Retreat Center, Encino, California

Northern California

September 7-8 and December 4-5, 2017
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, California

April 9-10, 2018 and June 18-19, 2018
Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma, California

What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition
TSNE MissionWorks
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, Mass. 02111

617-896-9361

whatsnext@tsne.org