The Search Book: A Guide to Executive Selection guides board members through the challenges and opportunities of an executive search process. Designed to lead readers through each step, it offers organizational tools, resources, and firsthand knowledge. This book focuses on the practical and illuminates how the finer details of an executive transition lead to valuable perspectives on the mission and future of an organization faced with the selection of new leadership.
The Academy for Leadership and Governance is a division of The Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts. The Academy serves board presidents, executives, and boards with research, publications, and educational programs.
Donn F. Vickers has had a kinetic career living in five cities and working in five different professions. In Honolulu and Chicago he taught music in private schools and performed in jazz groups and symphony orchestras. In Rochester he was a Presbyterian clergyman especially involved in the civil rights movement. In Syracuse he did research and development in higher education at the Syracuse University Research Corporation. In Columbus he was the founding director of The Thurber House literary center and The Jefferson Center for Learning and Arts. Presently, he is the Executive Director of The Academy for Leadership and Governance and adjunct professor in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration at The Ohio State University.
Cindy Hilsheimer is principal and founder of SC Search Consultants LLC, an executive search firm serving public, private, and nonprofit organizations nationwide. She initiated her professional career in public accounting with KPMG followed by service in a variety of financial roles with closely held businesses. She has served in numerous nonprofit leadership positions, and, currently, she serves as trustee for the Columbus Metropolitan Library and its Foundation, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Foundation,
Finance for Nonprofit Board Members
Linking Mission to Money
Women Leading the Way
Reflections on Life and Leadership
Following the Leader
A Guide for Planning Founding Director Transition
The Board Member's Guide
Making a Difference on Your Board and in Your Community
The President’s Book
Experiencing the Essentials with Six Board Presidents
Evaluating Your Executive
New Approaches, New Purposes