Executive Director Recruitment and Selection


As low as $49 per board member (based on a 10-member board)

Are you having problems finding qualified candidates for the Executive Director position? Is the role properly defined? In this course, you will learn the foundations and expectations of the Executive Director role, how to identify potential candidates, and how to recruit them into your organization.


The recruitment and selection of the Executive Director for your organization is one of the most important governance decisions that your board will make. The key to success in the recruitment and selection of the Executive Director is to ensure the Board has established a governing policy and process, which is aligned to its mission, vision, values and strategic objectives. 

With this course you will receive a detailed 13-page governance guide, 20-minute video training module and a sample governing policy you can start using today that contains a sample job ad, interview questions, onboarding process and more.

What You'll Learn

  • The responsibilities of the board in recruiting a new Executive Director
  • Identifying the requirements for a new ED
  • How to create a job description and ad for the position
  • How to recruit potential candidates for the position
  • What questions to ask in the interview process
  • How to onboard the new ED into your organization
  • How to define expectations and compensation


About your instructor: Darrell Kuhn

DJ (Darrell) Kuhn, author of The Boardroom Blueprint, is a noted leader and visionary with a successful career in an executive leadership and a member of Atlantic Business Magazine’s prestigious CEO Hall of Fame. He has been an exemplary community volunteer and board member in roles for many organizations over the last 30 years including the Chamber of Commerce; United Way; Food Banks; Canadian Mental Health Association; Diabetes Association; Rotary Clubs and various Business Developmental Agencies.

A strong advocate for local non profit organizations, Darrell recognizes the profound impact on the communities they serve. He believes that the creation of a strong governance structure and leadership capacity, significantly impacts the effectiveness, brand and reputation of any organization. This passion and experience has positioned Darrell as a foremost expert in effective board governance and leadership.

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