What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition Program Launches

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has joined the Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program, Durfee Foundation, and Walter & Elise Haas Fund to help support the California launch of the What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition program. This program is designed to support long-time nonprofit leaders that anticipates making a transition out of their executive role within one to five years. The program assists leaders to depart with strength and grace, and supports organizations to prepare for and embrace change through a series of cohort meetings.

Executive transitions can leave nonprofits at high risk for a leadership vacuum, challenged effectiveness, and a compromise in delivering on the mission. What’s Next is a program that is proven to help career leaders explore their legacy, support boards to prepare their organizations for the future, and strengthen an organization’s readiness for change. The program does this by providing executives with two intensive 4-day retreats, individual coaching, and a network of peers that encourage honest and thoughtful reflection about preparing for and embracing change. The retreats will take place in California with a cohort each in northern and southern California.

The program is open to late-career leaders from any nonprofit sector. The CA funders are helping to provide subsidies for program fees. For more information about the program, please visit the What’s Next website.