Succession Planning in Nonprofits Using Career Development as the Action Plan

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Degree Name

Ed.D. in Leadership for Organizations


Department of Educational Administration


Advisor: Ricardo Garcia


The goal of this study is to provide a plan for nonprofits to provide a succession plan for their organization. The action plan to be utilized is the career development of the existing staff. The transferability of this study can be used in for-profit organizations. The implications of this study are that the organization can utilize the data obtained to support and sustain the growth of services provided to the population served and to attract talent to the organization. This provides a strategic advantage to organizations that compete to attract talent as well as sustain their organizational growth.


Career Development / Professional Development 2.) Nonprofits 3.) Succession Planning 4.) Staff Development 5.) Staff Retention and Talent Attraction

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