Workshop to help non-profits with succession planning

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On Oct. 29, staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations in the East Kootenay will have the opportunity to work with Linda Fairburn, president of Make Things Happen Ltd. and Canadian bestselling author on the subject of leadership transition.

Approximately one half of Canadian non-profit executive directors will reach retirement age by 2020.

“This speaker’s tour forms a significant part of our strategic approach to addressing leadership succession in the non-profit sector,” said Eva Hernandez, operations co-ordinator with the Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative in Nelson.

The tour will visit seven communities and will include workshops and consultations to help agencies and the sector overall improve long-term sustainability. A key component will be the training of local consultants to support non-profits with succession planning, thereby leaving a lasting legacy in the Columbia Basin.

“Through our partnership with Columbia Basin Trust, and sponsorship from the United Community Services Co-op, we are pleased to be able to organize this speaking tour and make participation very affordable,” said Hernandez.

“I commend the Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative for recognizing the importance of being pro-active in planning for leadership transitions,” said Fairburn. “Very few organizations are prepared for either a retirement or sudden departure of an executive director or program manager, which can throw operations into chaos.”

For further information about the speaking tour in Cranbrook, call the co-op office at 250-352-6786  or visit Registration is online. To read more about Linda Fairburn, visit

The Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative was formed in 2003. Its mission is to work to strengthen its members and address issues of social well-being in the Kootenay-Boundary region. The 13 members are all community-based social service organizations and operate in communities located throughout this region. For more information, visit


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