The tools on this site are free for your use.  You may use them to learn, to help others learn, and within your practice.  You may modify them to better fit your need. Please attribute tools that you use as specified within each file. Go forth & do good!  Come back and share your learning.

We use the word "tool" broadly as short-hand for any resource that is useful to boards, executives and staff in times of leadership transition and ongoing leader development/succession planning. Tools may be surveys, articles, discussion outlines or PowerPoint on a topic, how to do an assessment or facilitate a transition planning board gathering, etc.


If you would like to suggest a document for consideration, please e-mail Suzanne Tan with the document attached, or provide a link, and a brief description and the category in which you recommend it listed.  We also welcome suggestions on kinds of tools and specific examples you have found helpful, would like to see added, or would like to contribute.

Definitions help us use common terms.

A set of common principles have been developed for succession & transition work. 

All documents/tools located on this site have been vetted and suggested for inclusion by a volunteer curating group in support of this community of practice. Permissions, where needed, have been granted. If there is any source for which you believe should not be listed, please contact us.

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