Leadership Transition

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.

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