Why plan a leadership transition?
✓ Transfer of organizational knowledge
✓ Minimize confusion in changeover
✓ Helps incoming leadership absorb expertise of outgoing leadership
✓ Increases knowledge and confidence in new leadership
✓ Minimizes loss of momentum for the group
What should be transferred?
✓ Constitution and by-laws
✓ Organizational goals and objectives
✓ Role clarifications
✓ Resources and contact lists
✓ Financial records and previous events and programming
NOTE: the transfer should not only consist of printed materials.
Outgoing Leadership should:
✓ Write and share notes containing traditions, ideas or projects.
✓ Acquaint new leadership with campus, equipment and relevant University staff and faculty, including your groups advisor.
✓ An effective transition also includes, team building, goal setting and other organizational topics specific to your organization.