It’s happening: thousands of Baby Boomers are retiring each day, creating a multitude of opportunities in senior leadership in associations all over the country. (Personally, I’ve said goodbye to three mentors over the past two years.)

Do you have a succession plan in place? Operating without one is irresponsible. If you’re a senior leader and there’s no plan, put it at the top of your “To Do” list today. It’s more comfortable for staff and volunteers if you’re the one to bring up the topic.

I interviewed Bill Zepp, CAE, retired association executive, regarding his advice on succession. Bill headed three different organizations and has been on both sides: the executive leaving and the one coming in. He’s got great advice for all association professionals, whether you plan to retire in the next five years or not (or hope to step into senior leadership). Click here to watch on YouTube.