Many secular communities face the challenge of
long-term sustainability in the face of changes in leadership.
Often, when a leader step down or moves away, groups struggle to
continue growing the community because they cannot find someone
both willing and qualified to take on a leadership role. Succession
planning, when incorporated as a best practice, can prevent this
from happening, and as a result ensure that all the work you've
done to build a secular community from the ground up will continue
to grow for years to come.
Kennisha Entsminger, president of the Secular Student Alliance
chapter at Iowa State University, one of the longest-running
and active secular student groups in the country, and
Nicholas Carrillo, Campus Organizer at national Secular Student
Alliance office, will guide you through how to institutionalize
succession planning in your group.