Staff Retention and Succession Planning


Staff Retention and Succession Planning

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When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Where: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, 100-938 Howe St., Vancouver
Cost: $45 BC Alliance members | $85 non-members | $30 livestream

Staff succession planning in non-profit organizations is essential due to non-profits competing with other (potentially higher paying) employers in the market for the same employees. This workshop will guide thinking and planning for staff retention and succession planning. How can articulating organizational values help succession planning? How can artistic values/culture and mission critical work differentiate your ability to gain frontline staff? How do you use cost effective in-house mentoring and other training/development approaches to help with staff retention and succession planning? How do you encourage staff to stay, grow, and move up within your organization?

About the Facilitators

Realize Strategies is a cooperatively owned consulting and management services firm based in downtown Vancouver. For nearly 20 years, we have provided consulting and management services to non-profit, co-operative, and social-impact organizations. Our singular focus is on helping non-profits, co-ops, and social-impact businesses thrive and grow.

Alison Marshall, MBA, brings more than twenty years of experience working in the non-profit sector to her work for Realize, where she has been a Principal Consultant since 2006. Her past work experience combined with her BA in Psychology and MBA have equipped her with a nuanced understanding of how to navigate challenges and access resources for non-profits. Alison’s intelligence coupled with an empathic approach lend themselves to her talent for sourcing the right leadership, assessing organizational processes, and creating stability in all the organizations and businesses she works with. In addition to her work for Realize, Alison has been volunteering her support at the Palliative Care Program at Lions Gate Hospital for the past seven years.

Gillian Harper, MA, has worked in Human Resources in both for-profit and non-profit organizations and holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology with a specialization in the relationship between organizational culture and employee engagement. She is passionate about enhancing employee experience, helping organizations understand their core values, and creating a more strategic HR functionality. She has volunteered with the Dugout Drop-in Centre in the Downtown Eastside since moving to Vancouver in 2013 and has been a board member with them for the past several years focusing on recruitment and policy development. She has also volunteered as a facilitator for other non-profits to help with team-building and organizational development.