How long-term non-profit CEOs and other non-profit leaders handle their own retirement is an act of leadership in itself but one that’s often neglected by the sector’s approach to leadership development and training.

A recent report, “The New Cycle of Work: Long Term Nonprofit Leader Prepare for Their Future,” found a large majority of non-profit leaders want to pursue encores after leaving their current posts, pursuing new opportunities to do meaningful work that meets community needs, andoffers more flexibility and a different type of responsibility.

Now a new paper, “The Leadership in Leaving” provides an in-depth look at the departure process of non-profit leaders. The second in a series of reports from The Building Movement Project, Encore.org and Clohesy Consulting. The Leadership in Leaving looks at the shift from long term leadership positions to a new stage of life and work. Based on interviews, surveys and other research, it explores how to best handle this transition, including the need to assess both personal and organizational readiness for encore transitions.

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