Welcoming a new leader to your organization is a challenge for many reasons. For the advancement team, we must be especially thoughtful about how we plan for and welcome a new President, Head of School, or CEO because they will be directly dealing with our boards, donors, and prospects who have been cultivated and nurtured by our past leader. Managing this changeover can be tense or smooth sailing, but our preparation as an advancement team can make all the difference in how the turnover is perceived and handled.
In this On Demand webinar, we will discuss the important role advancement plays in the preparation for and onboarding of new leadership. This includes work with prospects, boards, events, and stewardship. Navigating us through this program is Mike Littell, Gonser Gerber Senior Consultant and Vice President for Advancement at Saint Xavier High School. In 2019, St. X suddenly lost their long-term president, and Mike and his team have spent the last few years preparing for and onboarding their new President, including welcoming them to their team during the pandemic!
Topics we will cover include:
- An advancement team prepares for a new president
- Who should a new leader meet first?
- Events, programs, and leadership
- The work of a VP when a new leader comes on board
- Moving beyond their first year as a new leader
Who Should Attend
This program is for new or seasoned advancement professionals who are hiring, onboarding, or working with new presidents or CEOs. This could include vice presidents, directors, alumni engagement staff, and other leaders.
The fee is $295 per institution, which allows your entire team the opportunity to participate in this professional development at the same time. If you are a current client of Gonser Gerber Advancement Consulting, that fee is just $145. You will also receive a copy of the presentation and a recording of the webinar with your registration.
On Demand Details: After your registration, you will receive a copy of the power point presentation as well as a copy of the recording. (Please allow at least 48 business hours to receive your materials.) You will be able to share these materials with your entire team, including volunteers, and review the recording as many times as you need.
Michael Littell joined Gonser Gerber in 2007 as a Senior Associate and has been in the advancement field since 1982. He is also beginning his 35th year with Saint Xavier High School, a private Catholic school for young men in Louisville, Kentucky.
Saint Xavier’s advancement program has earned several honors and awards including ten CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for Overall Development Performance most recently in 2018 and a Grand Gold CASE award for video productions. He recently received The Robert Bell Crow award from CASE – the highest honor bestowed upon an independent school advancement professional, recognizing dedication to an institution and to the entire profession.