Yes, we have a wide menu of training options for your new Executive Director on our website. I would probably customize the ideas below, based on what your new E.D. already knows. If they have worked for a center in the past, for example, they may not need history and philosophy but might need board and finance training. We have training on our website for almost every item in the E.D.’s job description. I like everything to be in the context of philosophy so I have included that as the first priority.
The Rapid Course on history and philosophy is three parts and found at http://www.ilru.org/training/
or if they don’t love that read and test format, the short films at http://www.ilru.org/il-
history-and-philosophy- orientation-for-il-staff are great.
The financial management workshop (15 hours) at http://www.ilru.org/training/
financial-management-workshop- for-cils-regulations-and- beyond is great for financial regulations. The topics are broken down so the person can watch what is the most useful, in any order, but at the end of a few days should have quite a comprehensive knowledge of the regulations in this area.
For the IL regs, the first item on this page. http://www.ilru.org/training/
20th-annual-silc-congress- path-forward-greater- independence
For board recruitment, http://www.ilru.org/training/
I also suggest searching Board Cafe and Non-profit Management for board related training as well. There is a lot out there in the mainstream that is useful for all non-profit boards.
How is that for starters? They can request anything specific from me any time so make sure they have my name and number. And they will want to be on the New ED Call. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list for notifications about the monthly peer call with new executive directors.
Do you recommend specific orientation/training for Executive Directors?