Succession Planning within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations

Title: Succession Planning within Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations

Date: July 25, 2018

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Click here for sample succession plans & here for sample succession policy.

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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 in anticipation of any unexpected changes that may arise, as well as to prepare for planned leadership transitions.  Presenters will discuss key elements of a succession plan, describe a process to plan for leadership transition within a domestic violence/sexual assault organization, and share tools and resources to assist OVW grantees to plan for the near and distant future.

After the webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the importance of succession planning.
  • Identify key elements of a strategic and emergency succession plan.
  • Engage staff (key managers and executive directors) and board in succession planning.


Janeen Gingrich

Jennifer White, Futures Without Violence (Moderator)

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.