Request for Applications – Intentional Departures: Ensuring Smooth Transitions in Leadership

Join the Housing Assistance Council’s Technical Assistance cohort, “Intentional Departures: Ensuring Smooth Transitions in Leadership,” designed exclusively for participants of HAC’s RCB program. Through this initiative, we offer a comprehensive range of services aimed at facilitating seamless transitions in leadership within rural organizations. By providing valuable strategies and insights, we ensure continuity within your organization, while addressing the challenges faced by staff during leadership changes.

Part 1: Coaching Sessions- Benefit from one-on-one coaching sessions conducted by renowned expert Dr. Kim Hires. Dr. Hires specializes in supporting nonprofit leaders and will offer her expertise to a maximum of 10 individuals currently grappling with challenges, such as burnout and career transitions. These coaching sessions will empower you to overcome obstacles and navigate your professional journey effectively. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with a peer mentor who will provide valuable insights and support throughout your transition.

Part 2: Plan Development- One organization will have the opportunity to develop a Leadership Development Plan, Transition Plan, or Succession Plan tailored to its specific needs and preferences. These plans are crucial for ensuring the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of your nonprofit. By implementing a succession plan for organizational use, a leadership development plan, and a transition plan for nonprofit staff, you’ll demonstrate your dedication to maintaining a healthy and well-functioning structure. Participation in both Part 1, which includes individual coaching sessions, and Part 2, which involves plan development, is required.


By participating in “Intentional Departures,” you’ll gain the following benefits:

  • Valuable strategies and insights to facilitate smooth leadership transitions.
  • Personalized coaching sessions with Dr. Kim Hires to overcome challenges and navigate career transitions.
  • Support from a peer mentor throughout your journey.
  • Tailored plan development to ensure long-term organizational sustainability.


Individual coaching sessions: August 1 to December 31, 2023
Plan development: October 1, 2023 to March 30, 2024


To be eligible for participation in “Intentional Departures: Ensuring Smooth Transitions in Leadership,” you must be a current participant in HAC’s Rural Capacity Building (RCB) program. This exclusive opportunity is specifically designed for rural organizations striving for excellence in leadership transitions.

The deadline for application submission is June 30, 2023, and the cohort will be limited to 10 applicants. Priority consideration will be given to participants who are facing burnout and contemplating retirement or significant life and career changes.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to ensure seamless leadership transitions within your organization. Apply now and be a part of “Intentional Departures: Ensuring Smooth Transitions in Leadership.” Together, we can build a strong foundation for the future success of your nonprofit.