Resources for Not-For-Profit Executives


Learning resources

•  Read the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ section.

•  Learn basic work levels (requisite organization) concepts by taking six hours of e-learning.  Register for a free account on the site and then complete an application at  to request complimentary access to this course

•  Read the GO book chapter - Epilogue:  Building a Better Future Together

•  Scan and read the books, videos etc below as they suit your interst.

•  Attend our next world conference in Toronto, July 20 to July 25, 2017, Designing the Smarter Organization -- Big Data in Marketing & Innovation. 



      Stepping Through Transition: Management, leadership & governance in non-for-profit organizations    
      By: Judith McMorland, Former Senior Lecturer Auckland School of Business
            Lilijana Erakovic, Senior Lecturer Auckland School of Business   


This book has been written specifically to help people make sense of change and development in not-for-profit or, as the authors name them, common good organisations (CGOs). The authors clearly explain how organisations transition from small start-ups through to becoming effective community based service agencies or large national organisations seeking more sustainable futures. 

Click here to learn more about Judith's work, book reviews by Society members and other non-for-profit resources 


George Werber & Dwight Mihalicz, Redesigning a Global Organization to Deal with Increasing Complexity: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

George Weber, Organization assessment and redesign at the Canadian Dental Association

John Morgan, Requisite Organization goes to church


Case Studies

George Weber, Redesigning a Global Organization to Deal with Increasing Complexity: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Judith Mcmorland, A New Zealand not-for-profit organisation– an evolutionary and Levels of Work perspective on the emergence of governance/management relationships

George Weber, Organization Alignment: Four Years at Royal Ottawa Health Group


GO Design in government, non-for-profit, and social organizations
George Weber
Presented in Toronto in 2005



RO GOES TO CHURCH: Application of the growth and development of a mega-church
John Morgan
Presentation 2007
Toronto, Canada


Personal reflections: CEO Panel
Judith Shamian
President & CEO, Victorian Order of Nurses, Canada
Presentation in 2007
Toronto, Canada

Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations