The 6 Succession Planning Conversations

What are the 6 Succession Planning Conversations?

The 6 Succession Planning Conversations is a set of tools created to guide ministry boards preparing for a leadership transition. Each set of tools:
  • Focuses the board’s attention on the most critical questions
  • Helps you organize the work that must be accomplished
  • Guides you to identify and evaluate potential areas of disruption
  • Organizes the way you solicit feedback and continued support from leaders
Implementing these tools leads to a more effective and healthy transition.

Protecting Organizational Continuity

Anticipating and addressing potential areas that could be disruptive during the transition

Transition Strategy Management

Establishing a defined plan for how to project manage the leadership transition process

Communicate Transition Effectively

Communicating in such a way as to embed confidence in the process and continued investment into the ministry

Proactive Exit Planning

Helping a transitioning leader (and spouse!) prepare for their next season of influence

New Leader Hiring

Developing a profile, advertising the position, vetting candidates, negotiating the offer, and onboarding the successor

Emergency Transition Management

Writing a policy that guides the preparation for and response to an unplanned transition