Osborne Provided Executive Advisement to an Industry Foundation that was Questioning its Relevance and Whether to Hire New Leadership

The Client

An Industry Foundation.

The Challenge

After 30 years, the directors were questioning the relevance of the Foundation and whether or not to bring on new leadership, transitioning the volunteer Board from an operational to a governance model.

The Approach

An Osborne Principal met with the executive to better understand the issues facing the Foundation. It was decided that a special meeting of the Board should be convened to have a robust discussion around options available to the organization. Two Principals were involved in that facilitation. The resulting recommendation was that a strategic planning session needed to be held to clarify the vision and mission for the Foundation and agree on objectives and actions. This would include a plan to recruit an Executive Director. Osborne made recommendations around this process.

The Result

The Board was able to reach a consensus to move forward with a new plan that included the creation of broader community partnerships and public engagement. A new and very capable Executive Director was subsequently recruited. This entire process was completed within six months.

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Mark Olson
Managing Partner
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Gord Forbes
Managing Principal
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