Category Archives: Search & Succession

Ep 16. – Overcoming Resistance to Succession Planning: Broadening the Lens

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode Tom Adams speaks with Vince Keane, President and CEO of Unity Health Care about overcoming resistance to succession planning. Vince Keane has led Unity Health Center in Washington DC for almost twenty-eight years. From an initial … Continue reading

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Ep 14. – Preparing for Executive Transition: The Board’s Role and Perspective

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode Tom Adams speaks with Pamela Gilbert, Chair of the American Antitrust Institute’s Board of Directors about the board’s roles and challenges in preparing for and successfully leading an executive transition.

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Six Tips for Boards: Preparing for Executive Transition

By Tom Adams, Director, Succession and Sustainability  Executive transitions may look simple and straightforward to some board leaders. As Pam Gilbert, current Board Chair of American Antitrust Institute observed, “If your executive is doing her or his job well, they … Continue reading

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The When, Why and How of Strategic Planning

By Tom Adams, Director, Succession and Sustainability Strategic planning gets mixed reviews from boards and executives. For some, there is a groan and a desire to avoid it as long as possible. For others, there is excitement and energy in … Continue reading

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Ep. 6 – How the YWCA National Capital Area Developed and Used Succession Essentials

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams talks with leaders from the YWCA National Capital Area (YWCA NCA): Tamara Smith, CEO; Artencia Hawkins-Bell, Board President; and Shana Heilbron, Chief Development Officer along with Melody Thomas, senior consultant at Raffa. … Continue reading

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What Attendees Say about RLC Events

We put a lot of thought and effort into our Raffa Learning Community, and we want to keep improving the offerings to nonprofits and social enterprises. In addition to individual session feedback, we conduct an annual survey of attendees to … Continue reading

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Ep 3 – Executive Transition as a Veteran Leader

In this Lead. Learn. Thrive. podcast episode, Raffa’s Tom Adams spoke with C. Marie Taylor, president and CEO of Leadership Montgomery about her career and tips for nonprofit executives. In addition to Leadership Montgomery, Taylor has also led Interfaith Works and … Continue reading

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