Enhance your leadership skills and abilities.

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. 
 
The training will be delivered online, over the course of 11 weeks, beginning on May 4, 2020. 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 access the recording. CEUs will be awarded to those who complete all of the requirements. You will find the training schedule here .

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 either the live or recorded webinars and will be able to make the necessary time commitment to complete the training activities.
 
Please note: Space is limited, so apply today to reserve your space .
Instructors*
Becky Owens Bullard
Franklin, Tennessee

Becky Owens Bullard is a national trainer and consultant on human trafficking, domestic and sexual violence, and multidisciplinary collaboration. She has extensive experience in victim advocacy, program development, and coalition building. Ms. Bullard has trained thousands of individuals on these issues and provided consultation to organizations on victim services, program development, public awareness, and partnerships. Currently, Ms. Bullard is the lethality assessment program manager for the Nashville Office of Family Safety, where she manages the citywide implementation of an intimate partner violence lethality assessment and leads multidisciplinary teams examining high-risk cases, firearms dispossession, and fatality.

Previously, Ms. Bullard created the Denver Anti-Trafficking Alliance (DATA), a multidisciplinary collaborative of more than 40 agencies. As director of DATA, she created response protocols, planned a multi-stakeholder conference, led DATA as part of an 11-city network reducing demand for sexual exploitation, and assisted in drafting critical legislation. Ms. Bullard has held several leadership roles, including vice chair of the Colorado Human Trafficking Council and chair of the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In 2009, she was recognized for her leadership when she received the Victim Advocate of the Year Award from the Nashville Coalition. Ms. Bullard holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas and an M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.
Barbara Paradiso
Denver, Colorado

Barbara Paradiso has worked on behalf of victims of domestic and sexual violence for more than 30 years as an advocate, leader, and activist. She is the founder and director of the Center on Domestic Violence (Center) at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). Ms. Paradiso is responsible for the development and maintenance of a groundbreaking center for original research, service, and graduate-level educational programming, the first of its kind in the Nation, training individuals in interpersonal violence program management and public policy. Two significant service programs have been developed by the Center during Ms. Paradiso’s tenure: a prevention and intervention program for the largest college campus in Colorado, serving more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff; and a capacity building program for PreK–12 public schools to identify and respond to children who experience interpersonal violence. Prior to her position at CU Denver, Ms. Paradiso served as the director of domestic violence programs for the Sunshine Lady Foundation of North Carolina. From 1985 to 1997, she was the executive director of Boulder County Safehouse, where she developed the first transitional housing program for battered women and their children in Colorado. Ms. Paradiso received her master’s degree in Public Administration from CU Denver in 2008.


*OVC TTAC instructors have no vested interest in any products, instruments, devices, or materials that may be used in this training.

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.
OVC shares your mission and has a wide range of resources to help you accomplish it. Visit the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) online to register for services or to find out more.