The stress of change can cause upheaval and unexpected departures, leaving organizations vulnerable and scrambling for executive replacements. Planning for leadership transitions in nonprofits is crucial for continuity and success. Organizations can prepare by encouraging transparent workplace communications and cultivating a leadership pipeline. And once a dynamic new leader is chosen, the hard work is not done. Organizations need a plan for coaching and empowering new leaders in a way that maintains stability and ensures that their mission continues to thrive without interruption. Join Joan Garry, founder, Nonprofit Leadership Lab, for this engaging session, as she uses real examples from her coaching practice to provide a practical guide to the transition journey, outlining blindspots and explaining the vital role of the board in these transitions. Introduction by Marcie Bianco, editor for Stanford Social Innovation Review.