The Leadership Institute provides skill-based training to assist you in becoming a more effective leader of your team, work group, or organization—one who inspires and motivates, leads change, and fosters innovation. This training is intended for both new and more seasoned leaders in the victim services field.


This training will be delivered online, over the course of 11 weeks, beginning on January 28. Each week, except for the prework week, will include an instructor-facilitated webinar, along with recommended readings, videos, and written assignments. You should expect to spend about an hour per week on these activities in addition to participating in the 75-minute webinar. Each webinar will be recorded, so if you are not able to attend one, you will be able to listen to the recording. CEUs will be awarded to those who complete all of the requirements.


Like all of OVC TTAC’s trainings, there is no cost to attend. Please review your schedule to make sure you are available to attend the webinars and will be able to make the necessary time commitment to complete the training activities.


Please note: Space is limited. Apply today to reserve your space.


HeadshotAnita Carpenter
Durango, Colorado

Anita Carpenter is an independent consultant and trainer in the victim services field. She was the CEO of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault for 15 years and has served on three U.S. Department of Defense task forces addressing sexual violence and sexual harassment in the military. She has been an instructor for the National Victim Assistance Academy Leadership Institute. Ms. Carpenter is a member of the Indiana National Guard Sexual Assault Review Board, the RAINN Advisory Council, the National Violence Against Women Advisory Council on Military Issues and Faith-Based Issues, and the Indiana Sexual Assault Certification and Victim Advocacy Board. She is a Governor’s appointee to the Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Council and is part of the SAVIN Advisory Council and Project Safe Child through the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana. She earned an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

HeadshotKimber Nicoletti-Martinez
West Lafayette, Indiana

Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez, M.S.W., is the founder and director of Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault at Purdue University. Ms. Nicoletti-Martinez has been an advocate for Latino immigrant and farmworker communities for more than 20 years. Ms. Nicoletti-Martinez was named National Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers in 2018 and awarded the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award by the YWCA of Greater Lafayette for leadership and work with immigrant and farmworker communities. She is the founder and creator of Mujeres del Movimiento, a national resource and support network for Latina women who work in violence prevention. Her experiences as a survivor of domestic and sexual violence and a bilingual therapist provide her with insight into barriers and challenges in creating culturally relevant healing and services for individuals, organizations, and communities. She received a B.A. in Sociology at Purdue University and completed her master’s degree in Social Work at Indiana University.


*OVC TTAC instructors have no vested interest in any product, instrument, device, or materials that may be used in this training.

Dates and Time

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. (eastern time).

Prework Week: Welcome and Introduction, January 28–February 1, no webinar. (You will engage in forums, watch a video, and complete and submit a worksheet.)

Week 1: Elements of Leadership, February 4–8, webinar on February 7.

Week 2: Emotional Intelligence, February 11–15, webinar on February 14.


Week 3: Communication, Behavior, and Styles, February 18–22, webinar on February 21.


Week 4: Fostering Team Building, Staff Development, and Succession Planning, February 25–March 1, webinar on February 28.


Week 5: Leading With Cultural Humility, March 4–8, webinar on March 7.


Week 6: Feedback and Conflict Resolution, March 11–15, webinar on March 14.


Week 7: Organizational Values, Mission, and Vision, March 18–22, webinar on March 21.


Week 8: Managing Organization Change, March 25–29, webinar on March 28.


Week 9: Best Practices in Innovative Leadership, April 1–5, webinar on April 4.


Week 10: Building Organizational Resiliency and Accountability, April 8–12, webinar on April 11.

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

OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.

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