Succession Planning within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations, Part 2

Title: Succession Planning within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations, Part 2

Date:  Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

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Ten Actions for a Successful Leadership Succession & Resources

Resources for Organizational Capacity Building and Sustainability


Succession Planning Within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations, Webinar Part 1

Organizational Transition Toolkit

Organizational Transition Toolkit – Instructional Video

Webinar Description:

Leadership transitions can be challenging.  For non-profit organizations to succeed, it is essential to think critically about the long-term leadership needs of the organization and to prepare for leadership transitions.  Presenters will discuss key elements of a departure defined (planned) succession plan, and describe a process to plan for leadership transition within a domestic violence/sexual assault organization.  The webinar will also showcase the experience of succession planning and on boarding process of an executive director in an organization that serves survivors of gender-based violence.  We will share planning tools and resources and provide a question-answer period.

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

  • Identify key elements of a departure defined (planned) leadership succession.
  • Apply lessons learned from a real life example of succession planning to your own organizational decision-making.
  • Utilize critical tools and resources for succession planning.


  • Margarita Guzman, Executive Director, Violence Intervention Project
  • Janeen Gingrich, Marquis-Duggan Non-Profit Solutions
  • Jennifer White and Monica Arenas, Futures Without Violence (Moderators)

Note:  This is the second part of the first webinar on Succession Planning within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations, held in 2018.

Questions? Please contact Monica Arenas at

This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K047, 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.