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There are two succession scenarios: 1) a planned departure, such as retirement or accepting another job; 2) an unplanned departure. Since it can take six to nine months (or longer) to find a replacement AE, it is incumbent upon the Board of Directors to act quickly and with certainty to continue the association’s service to the members. A succession plan can help the Board of Directors do just that.

The following resources can help association staff in their succession planning, whether it is a planned departure -- such as an AE retiring or resigning -- or an unplanned departure.


HR Toolkit for Association PresidentsThis section of the HR Toolkit is of use to AEs and association leadership alike.
View HR Toolkit - For Association Leadership to see more.