Succession Planning Within Domestic and Sexual Assault Organizations

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July 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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

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

Janeen B. Gingrich, MSW,  Marquis-Duggan Non-Profit Solutions

Janeen has worked for non-profit organizations for the past 22+ years, with her focus for the last 8 years being on capacity building, leadership development, and change management.  She started out working at a DV/SA shelter in Southwest Virginia in the 1990s.  Janeen is a champion of strength-based coaching, creating connections between organizations and people, addressing issues around equity and inclusion, and organizational development.  She has also built non-profit development/fundraising programs from the ground up for a range organizations.  She has worked at or volunteered for five DV/SA organizations, including the statewide coalition in North Carolina, where she was most recently the Director of Programming.  Janeen is the principal consultant at Marquis-Duggan Non-Profit Solutions, which she founded in 2008 and named in honor of her mother and grandmother.

Jennifer White, Futures Without Violence

Jennifer L. White is the Program Director for Curriculum Development and Program Design with Futures Without Violence.  Ms. White manages the Institute for Leadership in Education Development (I-LED) and Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute (SOS), both projects funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. She has also served as curriculum attorney and technical advisor for the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence for 12 years. In that capacity, she has educated thousands of judges and judicial officers on violence against women and children both on site and online.