Leadership Transitions Create Opportunities in Advancement, Speakers Say
Article Well-managed leadership transitions can create fundraising and engagement opportunities that will position the new president for success, according to two advancement leaders speaking at the recent CASE District II conference.
Study: Presidential Pipeline Slow to Change
Article A new study shows slight increases in the age and gender diversity of senior administrators in positions that often lead to the presidency.
President's Perspective: Turning Heads
CURRENTS Article A turnover in leadership can disrupt an institution's advancement efforts. CASE President John Lippincott offers advice, based on a discussion with CASE volunteers, on what advancement leaders can do to ensure a smooth transition.
Good Question I would appreciate any information you have about planning and undertaking a presidential transition. I could use communication plans, press releases, timelines, etc.
Sample Collection The CASE InfoCenter compiled this collection of presidential transition planning documents, communications about presidential transitions, and inauguration websites and collateral to assist members who are undergoing a presidential or head of school transition. Staff identified highlights from each website and linked to useful plans, timelines, position descriptions, magazine articles, press releases, invitations, programs and other samples. Inauguration events that won a CASE Circle of Excellence Award are noted; program abstracts and judges' reports are linked when available.
Advancement Professionals Can Contribute to Successful Leadership Transitions, Say CASE Commissions
Article Advancement officers can play a critical role contributing to the success of leadership transitions at their institutions, according to members of the CASE commissions on alumni relations, communications and marking, and philanthropy.
Un nuevo inicio
CURRENTS Article Este artículo aborda el importante papel que desempeña un presidente interino en la comunicación institucional y el rol que juega el Staff dando apoyo al líder y llevando a cabo los objetivos de comunicación de la institución.
CURRENTS Article This article discusses the important role an interim president plays in institutional communications and the part the communications staff plays in both supporting the interim leader and furthering the strategic communication goals of the institution.
Closing Remarks: Changing of the Guard
CURRENTS Article Retiring university and college presidents open the door for a new kind of leader
Closing Remarks: The End of the Beginning
CURRENTS Article Presidential transitions prompt questions and issues that institution leaders must address over long periods of time—from the earliest confidential discussions between an exiting president and board chair to the moment years later when a new president is fully established on campus. Transitions also are multifaceted harbingers of a campus CEO's overall tenure and even institutional maturity and health, which magnify the importance of identifying when a transition is ending and a new president is getting settled. This column identifies several signals that mark the shift from "president in transition" to "president as established leader."
CURRENTS Article During the transition after one CEO leaves and before the next one arrives, advancement managers can help with institutional self-assessment; keep up momentum in fund raising, alumni relations, and communications; work collaboratively with other campus divisions; support the interim CEO; and prepare for the arrival of the new president. However, campus veterans differ on whether they should undertake new initiatives during the transition. This article is of interest to chief advancement officers and managers of development, communications, advancement services, and alumni programs.
Presidency as Platform
CURRENTS Article A presidential inauguration offers an institution a chance to connect with all of its constituencies, and can be used to set the tone for what’s to come in the life of an institution. Despite the many variables that can shape inaugural events, most tend to follow one of three models, emphasizing change, stability, or innovation.
The Popular President
CURRENTS Article To establish a new president's image, you must present the real person as reflected in his or her abilities, inclinations, and interests. These techniques may help: 1) Prepare the new president with sound, institution-related research findings. 2) Introduce the new president to trustees, students, faculty, alumni, and key opinion leaders. 3) Advise the new president to avoid making controversial changes in the first 100 days; concentrate on early successes in such areas as fund raising, student recruitment, and compensation. 4) Beef up the new president's on-campus presence. 5) Use time management techniques to increase the new president's impact.
Presidential Inaugurations: Planning for More than Pomp and Circumstance
Product Staging a presidential inauguration is a huge and compex task. This book offers practical advice on martialing resources, enlisting help from subcommittees, calculating the bottom line, drafting the invitation list and more.