Leadership changes can result in confusion for voluntary groups or community organizations. Traditionally, new leaders have received board training or been expected to learn by doing or reviewing existing policies. The National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) took a new approach, with those in leadership roles developing "playbooks" to guide incoming leaders. The process has proved to be successful for NACDEP and is now being replicated by other organizations.
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Dougherty, M. J., & Nix, K. (2020). Using Playbooks to Guide Leadership Transitions in Voluntary Groups and Community Organizations. The Journal of Extension, 58(5), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.58.05.03