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Agility is all the rage in the NGO sector; how can one flex one’s leadership behaviors accordingly? A Humentum-Maxwell e-course offers answers

Tosca has co-delivered many senior leadership training programs as part of her work at the Maxwell School and beyond. One of these is currently delivered as an e-course on Agile Leadership Behaviors, through a partnership with Humentum. This pilot course will be followed up with several other e-courses once testing has confirmed there is a demand for such a series. For a ‘taste’ of the content on Agile Leadership Behaviors, see this brief promotional video:

CEO succession and transition: why we should be more prepared than we typically are

Ever since joining the Maxwell School in 2003, Tosca has focused on senior leadership development in the NGO sector. During an InterAction Forum workshop which she helped facilitate, key observations on CEO succession and transition became loud and clear

Bruno-van Vijfeijken, Tosca and Karen Schuler. 2013: CEO Succession and Transition: Why it pays to be prepared for CEO transitions. Monthly Developments Magazine 31 (7), 53

Accountability: do NGOs really aim to be accountable to a multitude of stakeholders?

NGOs prioritize their accountability to multiple stakeholders a lot more now than they did, say, 10 years ago. But to what extent does this go beyond rhetorical commitment? This academic article [HYPERLINKED], co-written with long time Maxwell colleagues Hans Peter Schmitz and Paloma Raggo, investigates the gap between rhetoric and behaviors.

Schmitz, Hans Peter, Paloma Raggo, and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken 2012. Accountability of Transnational NGOs: Aspirations vs. PracticeNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 41 (6), 1176-95.