Institutional Search

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Written by a top search professional, this book presents all the information required for a nonprofit organization to organize and successfully undertake an executive search. The step-by-step approach takes the reader through the stages of the process and includes specific examples. Stephen A. Garrison's Institutional Search meets a critical need. . . . It reflects not only a sound conceptual basis for seeking new leadership . . . it also contains a wealth of exceptionally valuable practical guidance. The ...

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Overview

Written by a top search professional, this book presents all the information required for a nonprofit organization to organize and successfully undertake an executive search. The step-by-step approach takes the reader through the stages of the process and includes specific examples. Stephen A. Garrison's Institutional Search meets a critical need. . . . It reflects not only a sound conceptual basis for seeking new leadership . . . it also contains a wealth of exceptionally valuable practical guidance. The author's many years of experience in the field have been applied in a most creative way. Any governing board contemplating a presidential search ought to consult this work at an early stage. Robert M. O'Neil, President, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Written by a top search professional, this book presents all the information required to organize and successfully undertake an executive search for a nonprofit organization. The step-by-step approach takes the reader through the stages of the process and includes specific examples. The author notes that nonprofit organizations generally tend to form new search committees for each search, so the committees may lack organization or experience. This book focuses on the political aspects of the process, a lack of understanding of which generally precludes a successful search. All nonprofit organizations—including universities, symphonies, opera companies, museums, foundations, park boards, commissions, and municipal councils—will find this book a valuable resource.

Institutional Search is organized around the process of the search. First, an analysis of the nonprofit institution provides background. Then, an overview of the search process leads to search committee formation, search specifications, nominations, the screening process, confidentiality, and cooperation within the committee. How to assess, research, approach and interview candidates is analyzed indepth. Other topics such as spousal relations, reference checking, closure, and introducing the individual hired to the organization are described. Institutional Search is a resource that provides search committees with an effective tool to aid in the complex search process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275931261
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/10/1989
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

STEPHEN A. GARRISON, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Ward Howell International, has fifteen years experience in top management executive search. He has searched for university and college presidents and chancellors, and other not-for-profit managers.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Nonprofit Institution: What Is This Creature?

An Overview of the Search Process: What Will Happen to Us?

Search Committee Formation: What Are the Considerations in Putting the Group together?

Search Specifications: What Are We Looking For?

Nominations: Where Do We Go for Names?

Screening Process: How Do We Make Sense Out of All This Data?

Confidentiality: How Do We Keep from Blowing Our Cover?

Cooperation: How in the World Am I Going to Work with All of These Turkeys?

Commentary: How Do We Know That They Are Really Good?

Research: What Do We Know about These People?

Approach Strategy: How Do We Keep Our Candidates from Saying "No"?

Initial Interviewing and Visits: What Do We Do with All These "A" List Candidates?

Turnarounds: You Can't Say "No"; You're the Best We Have Found Out There

Proactivity: Is Our "A" List All There Is?

Spousal Relations: You Mean That the Spouse has a Job Too?

Reference Checking: How Do We Know There Are No Skeletons in Their Closets?

Closure: Getting Your Candidate to Say "Yes"

Introduction or Involvement: What Do You Mean It's Not Over?

The Use of Professional Search Consultants: How Much Help Do We Need?

Conclusion: The Successful Search

Bibliography

Index

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