Executive Transition Management (ETM)

When a chief executive departs, the organization counts on its board of directors to ensure a healthy leadership transition. 

Frankie LemmonChange of top executive leadership, whether planned or unexpected, can lead to anxiety among staff, board members, donors and other  stakeholders.  Armstrong McGuire guides local, statewide and national organizations through healthy leadership changes, employing an effective  change management model called Executive Transition Management (ETM).  Developed by national experts in the field of organizational development, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ETM has been shown to reduce the risks inherent in a change of leadership, and at the same time enhance prospects for long-term organizational success. Partnering with our client's board of directors we help:

  • Establish an interim management structure if needed
  • Clarify the organization’s readiness for new leadership and the opportunity being presented to the new chief executive
  • Manage search and recruitment activities
  • Ensure a successful launch of the executive’s tenure.  
Call us to discuss your transition needs.  In the meantime, read more about Executive Transition Management in a series of monographs funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and written by several of our mentors in the field.