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Journal Article

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Trusteeship Magazine



It is just as important for a board to plan the transition of the outgoing president as it is to plan the transition of the incoming president.

Boards should help departing presidents fashion a to-do list, as well as a not-to-do list.

Boards should recognize that the departure of the president can present significant procedural and emotional issues for senior staff members awaiting the arrival of the new president.

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Originally published in Trusteeship Magazine © 2013 AGB. Available online at:



Date Posted: 14 August 2018