Hiring new leadership is inevitable in any organization. Succession planning is key to ensuring a smooth transition between executive directors and preserving valuable institutional knowledge.

This example succession plan from the House of Good Shepherd is a model for organizations creating their first succession plan or revisiting an old one.

This plan outlines the hiring process for a new leader and a plan for selecting an interim director. The director of the House of the Good Shepherd is expected to submit a succession plan to the executive committee annually.

This plan briefly explains this process and can be used as a model for this type of succession planning.

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