What would happen to your organization if your key leaders suddenly left? For many organizations, this would have long-term negative consequences. This training presents several strategies to plan for changes in leadership and to develop your organization’s succession plans. This online blended training is designed for those in leadership positions within victim-serving organizations.


The training will be delivered online over the course of 3 weeks, beginning on April 2, 2018. Each week, except for the introductory week, will include a facilitated webinar. Additionally, there are recommended readings and videos as well as written assignments. You should expect to spend about an hour per week on these in addition to attending the 75 minute webinar. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements.


This training is part of the NVAA Effective Management Series and like all of OVC TTAC’s trainings, there is no cost to attend.


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Anita Carpenter currently serves as an independent consultant and trainer for victim services. Previously, she served for 15 years as the CEO of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, where she was responsible for grant writing, fundraising, public relations, public policy review, program development, event coordination, planning, evaluation, staff development, staff supervision, fiscal management, succession planning, and strategic planning. She served as an instructor for the 10-week online blended training National Victim Assistance Academy Leadership Institute. She has served on three U.S. Department of Defense task forces addressing sexual violence and sexual harassment in the military. She is a member of the Indiana National Guard Sexual Assault Review Board, RAINN Advisory Council, National Violence Against Women Advisory Council on Military Issues and Faith-Based Issues, the Governor's Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Council, and the Indiana Sexual Assault Certification and Victim Advocacy Board. She earned an M.A. in Sociology.

Dates and Time

All webinars are conducted from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (eastern time). The sessions are recorded, so if you are unable to participate in the live webinar, you will be able to listen to the recording.

Introductory Week: The Purpose of Succession Planning, April 2.

Week 1: Getting Started, April 9–13, webinar on April 12.

Week 2: Preparing for Change, April 16–20, webinar on April 19.

For more information about this training, please email nvaa@ovcttac.org.

*OVC TTAC’s instructors have no vested interest in any products, instruments, devices, or materials that may be used in this training.

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