August 2022 Chapter of the Month

Puget Sound

Succession planning has been an ongoing area of focus for the Puget Sound Chapter. In 2022, they decided to implement a succession planning tool to help their current board identify areas of opportunity, uncover blind spots, and leverage the strengths of their existing volunteer network. The exercise included significant self-reflection and encouraged board members to think strategically and take proactive measures to identify a successor. By gathering consistent information across each position and putting their thoughts in writing, the entire board was better able to understand the nuances of each position and strengthen their commitment to developing future leadership. Taking a more structured approach to succession planning has given the board a sustainable and repeatable process for selecting and supporting board members in years to come.