Please answer the following 6 questions. Thank you for participating.

The Federation for Children with Special Needs and FMS thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey and for participating in the Executive Director Search process. Your participation will help shape the development of the Leadership Profile for the recruiting and assessment of candidates, as well as prepare the next Executive Director for success.

The survey will remain open through December 31, 2018.  Open response fields are limited in size so please be brief. If you have any technical difficulty with the survey, please contact Beth Saunders at beth@futuremsi.com.

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* 1. What is your relationship to the Federation for Children with Special Needs? (select all that apply).

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* 2. On a scale of 1-5, 1 being the least important to 5 being the most important, rate the following characteristics you expect in the next FCSN Executive Director:

  Least 1 2 3 4 Most 5
o   Able to secure and maintain public and private funding
o   Big idea person / innovative
o   Experience as an Executive Director
o  Provides leadership on policy issues that impact families and children
o Uses data to inform decisions
o  Able to conduct difficult conversations
o   Respects and supports all
o   Collaboration in problem solving
o   Inclusive of all constituents
o   Transparent in decision making
o   Family and child  centered
o   Manages change well
o   Ability to build high performing teams
o   Effective manager
o   Committed to diversity
o    Persuasive
o   Builds trust among staff, Board of Directors families, professional partners, and community agencies
o   Clear and consistent oral and written communication
o  Knowledge of grant writing process and the ability to oversee the process
o  Facilitates professional and leadership development 

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* 3. in the previous question, you were asked to rate characteristics you expect in your next executive director. In this question, we would like you to pick the top 5 characteristics from the same list, which you view as most important.

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* 4. What makes FCSN unique?

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* 5. Briefly list the strengths of FCSN.

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* 6. Briefly list up to three areas where FCSN should pursue improvement.

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