Shared Leadership in Survivor-Serving Organizations (3-part Webinar Series)

Title: Shared Leadership in Survivor-Serving Organizations (3-part Webinar Series)

  • Part Two: Co-Director Roundtable, Experiences of Three Survivor-Serving Organizations - March 23, 2023  Registration Closed
  • Part Three: Empowerment and Collective Leadership, Survivor-Centered Strategies  – March 30, 2023 Register for part three

Time: 11:00 am PT, 1:00 pm CT, 2:00 pm ET (90 minutes)


Increasingly, survivor-serving organizations are practicing power sharing, collective leadership, co-director models, and other forms of co-designing and decision-making approaches. These transitions are a way to engage staff as leaders at all levels of the organization, build stronger teams, support professional development, and create an organizational culture centered in equity.

Shared leadership structures are connected to the mission and core values by supporting the growth and development of new programs, expanding the reach of the work, and in turn, benefitting services for survivors.

Learning Objectives: 

As a result of this webinar series, participants will be better able to:

  • Examine positional power in the workplace with respect to structure, communications, conditions, and staff development
  • Reflect on power dynamics in their supervisory relationships and new ways to distribute power across teams
  • Consider new approaches to expand staff leadership that leverages the strengths of team members.
  • Apply leadership development and decision-making strategies that can ultimately advance the mission of a survivor-serving organization.

Additional Information: 

Part One: Sharing Power in Survivor-Serving Organizations - February 28, 2023           

Participants will examine how power operates within their organization, reflect on their positional power and working relationships, and strategize ways to redistribute power across all staff levels.
Presenters: Eva Lessinger, Beyond Harm and Eloise Sepeda, Mission Capital

Part Two: Co-Director Roundtable, Experiences of Three Survivor-Serving Organizations - March 23, 2023

This webinar will feature three organizations with co-director leadership models. They will share about their structure, lessons learned, and strategies for collaborating internally and externally.
Presenters: Community United Against Violence, W.O.M.A.N., Inc., and VIDA Legal Assistance

Part Three: Empowerment and Collective Leadership, Survivor-Centered Strategies  - March 30, 2023

Two culturally-specific organizations will share about their collective structures and empowerment-based leadership journeys, strategies, lessons learned, and tips for practice.
Presenters: DeafHope and Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)

Who should participate?

Executive Directors, Program Directors/Managers/Coordinators, Supervisors, Board Members, Advocates, and Team Leads

Staff at all levels of survivor-serving organizations are welcome to attend. The goal of these sessions is to encourage people with decision-making power and supervisory responsibilities to workshop new ways to distribute power and leadership opportunities among all staff.

**Closed captioning, American Sign Language Interpretation, and Spanish Interpretation will be provided** 

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This series is organized by the Supporting Organizational Sustainability (SOS) Project, learn more and view resources.

This project is supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02206-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.