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Leadership & Talent

The purpose of the Leadership & Talent section is to equip employment social enterprises with guidance, practical tips, and best practices for building and maintaining effective internal human resources (HR) functions. While managing and cultivating talent is critical for the long-term success of any organization, it may be particularly important for employment social enterprises, where the quality of the relationship between the professional staff and the participant workforce will likely determine whether the organization fulfills its mission.

The materials in this section cover a range of HR topics and are hopefully useful both for organizations starting out on developing an HR function, as well as those looking to improve or enhance a specific area. Our content emphasizes ways to proactively embed diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into all HR practices and policies to ensure that all employees feel supported and valued while at work.

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5 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

Board Composition Survey Template

Part of effective board governance is to keep in mind the expertise, skills and demographics that you ideally wish to have represented on our board, and then surveying board membership to identify gaps that may be targeted for future board recruitment. This sample survey breaks down board composition by: professional expertise, areas of influence, and demographic information.
6 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Manage a Social Enterprise

Sample Board Member & Board Officer Job Description

Board job descriptions play a crucial role in ensuring that board members assume their roles as nonprofit officers with a sense of comfort and clarity. This resource gives you a place to start and is editable so that you can tailor it to meet your org's needs.
12 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Manage a Social Enterprise

Board Self-Evaluation Tool

This tool is designed to be used as an annual or biennial board self-evaluation. It seeks to help a board answer the question: what are we as a board now doing well and what can we do better?
6 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

Board vs. Staff Responsibilities Chart & Tools Checklist

This chart provides a quick break down of what management/the exec team at an ESE should be responsible for and what the board is responsible for. The checklist lists tools you can use to clarify roles, responsibilities and processes related to governance.
6 minutes | Leadership & Talent | Manage a Social Enterprise

Sample Board Interview Questions & Scoring Sheet

We've provided recommended questions that you can use to enhance your board interview process. We've also included a sample scoring sheet that you can download and tailor to meet your needs.
Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

The 7 Steps to a Successful Succession Plan: Series Session #3

In session 3 we walked through all of the steps for activating a succession plan, which include: Determining a leader's transition date, pre-departure planning, communications plans, search firms, and more!
Leadership & Talent | Grow a Social Enterprise

The Emergency Succession Plan: Series Session #2

In session 2 we continued the series by looking at what to consider when outlining a plan for managing an unforeseen or emergency leadership transition.
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