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“If managed intentionally and proactively, transitions can serve as pivotal moments, contributing to the long term health and well-being of the organisations in question, as well as the sector as a whole.”

Tom Adams

Leadership change is inevitable and impacts every type of cause-based organisation irrespective of size, location or mission.

It is also a time of both CRISIS and OPPORTUNITY requiring a dual focused approach. And our unique Janus CEO Transition Program provides just that. It is designed to help cause-based organisations experiencing leadership change to calmly deal with any resulting disruption, take advantage of the many opportunities that present themselves and help find a new leader that can take the organisation to the next level of performance.

The Janus Program sets us apart from standard recruitment firms and selection processes.

Our Janus team is made up of senior beyond profit executives who use their extensive sector experience and strong management skills to help organisations make effective leadership changes.

Our unique transition strategy combines capacity-building, organisational development and leadership coaching with executive search to ensure that cause-based organisations are well positioned for long-term success.


We facilitate a customised process that reduces risks and maximizes the potential of the active transition period. Our approach encompasses four identifiable phases:


Stabilization – Readiness – Quest - Prosper


Stabilization steps are immediately taken to keep the organisation on track and maintain the confidence of clients, staff and stakeholders. The real issues facing the organisation today are addressed giving the board and staff a chance to collectively catch their breath, take stock, regroup and move forward with renewed vigor.

Readiness prepares the organisation to take advantage of the remarkable opportunity it has to plan the next stage of its development. Mission and goals are revisited and restated and an objective assessment of the organisation’s key strengths and vulnerabilities is conducted. A determination is made in this phase of the type of leadership that will take the organisation where it wishes to go.

Quest marks the beginning of the recruitment plan to attract, screen and select a new leader – a person who can help the organisation create the future.

Prosper positions the organisation for success with on-boarding support for the new leader and the board to ensure a good beginning with clear goals and agreed evaluation processes.

The result is a future focused relationship between a Chief Executive who fits the current and future leadership needs of the organisation and a board and staff who are prepared to work with their new leader.

Customisable

There are over 600,000 cause-based organisations in Australia and we recognise that each is uniquely different. So while our Program follows a basic framework, we work with you to tailor the detail to suit your particular organisations requirements.

Affordable & Significant

Having been CEO’s and Board Members within the sector we fully understand the cost pressures experienced by organisations. Consequently we do all we can to work on the principle of providing our services for equal to or less than the departing CEO would have cost the organisation had they remained in that role.

While our costs are neutralised, the capacity building benefits the Janus Program can offer to cause-based organisations can be significant and far-reaching.

Why “Janus”?

The mythical figure of Janus is the Roman god of gates, doorways and bridges who symbolises the transition from one place, condition or state, to another. Linking the notion of change to the image of doorways between expectation and experience, Janus (for whom the month of January is named) is always depicted with two faces: one face anticipates the future, while the other is simultaneously reflecting on the past - recognising that good beginnings are often founded on good endings.

For us Janus is the perfect symbol for a leadership transition - a period that is all about endings, changes and beginnings of various types.

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