Description: Hebrew and the linguistic landscape in Florentin, Tel Aviv
Explore Southern Tel Aviv’s bohemian Neighborhood as we decipher the “writing on the walls” – street signs, textual graffiti, bumper stickers and manhole covers filled with Hebrew gems and insights into contemporary Israeli culture.
Guy Sharett is a linguist and former journalist. Following Semitic Linguistics studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he pursued an MA in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of London. “I started learning Indonesian after reading the ingredients on a bottle of milk I found at the beach in Ashdod, Israel. Anything can be valid material for language learning, and in my tours I try to prove this to my students”, he says. Guy, who speaks seven languages, moved to the Florentin neighborhood of Tel Aviv in ‘06, and has been StreetWising since 2011.
Presenter: Jordan Shenker
Description: Understanding how to maximize an effective working relationship with your boss is a critical career skill. Managing this skill is the key to productivity, professional development, advancement and career success. This session will focus on practical, ready to implement skills you can immediately utilize to improve your relationship with your boss, increase your productivity and maximize your value to your JCC.
Please join us and your colleagues from area JCCs for this staff development day in the country! This interactive conference will be held on the campgrounds of the Mandell JCC, 425 Merriman Rd. Windsor, CT Please dress comfortably and be prepared to be outdoors. Conference includes light snacks, lunch and workshop materials.
Title: Developing the High Performance Work Team (Part 2 of the Greatness Webinar)
Date: May 21 – 2 pm eastern, 1 pm central, 12 pm mountain, 11 am pacific
Trainers: Scott Asalone & Jan Sparrow, ASGMC, Inc.
Target: Department Heads, Program Directors, Assistant Executive Directors who attended March 12
Description: With a reduction of resources the best non-profit organizations are turning to work teams to achieve greater productivity. The challenge of “work teams” is well known; some individuals feel they do all the work while others put out minimum effort. This session will focus on the five characteristics and best practices of outstanding work teams. Leaders will learn the latest research and specific applicable techniques for collaborating in a way that all individuals feel a real desire to contribute to the best of their ability.
Please join us on Monday, May 19, 2014 for JCC Brand Introduction and Training. There is no cost for the training and we will provide lunch. We welcome all who are interested (from near and far) to attend this training in New York, and will be happy to help you find reasonable accommodations if you are coming from outside of the New York area.
In addition to this first in-person training, we will be connecting through Google Hangouts and providing videos to help you to understand and implement the brand. We encourage you to participate, as we work together to answer questions, solve challenges, and share ideas and tools.
We also hope to offer a few regional in-person trainings in the future.
Please RSVP to Robin Ballin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 14.
10:00 – 11:30 am
The revitalization of the JCC Brand: background and introduction
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Question & Answer
An open discussion about the brand, its genesis, and the ideas behind it
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Lunch and networking
1:15 – 2:00 pm
The Brand in Action
How does the brand work? Gain a deeper understanding of both the conceptual and the superficial aspects of the brand via brand makeovers of marketing materials.
2:00 – 4:00 pm
- Where do I begin?
- Securing stakeholder buy-in
- Budget: what to expect
Title: Hosting Shlichim: A special call for Camp Professionals and Parents Hosting Israelis
Date: May 7 at 12 pm eastern, 11 am central, 10 am mountain, 9 am pacific
Trainers: Jodi Sperling and Osnat Zur
Target: Day Camp Staff and Host Families
Description: Are you hosting an Israeli camp staff member this summer? If you are, thank you, and MAZEL TOV! You are about to embark on a wonderful, life-changing experience for you and your family. By welcoming a shaliach (an Israeli emissary, or counselor) into your home, you are a critical part of their success. This session is designed for families who are hosting shlichim this summer, to discover strategies to welcome these guests into their homes and learn ways to have a meaningful experience for everyone. Camp directors and other JCC professionals are welcome to join the session as well.
Title: Part Time Staff—Creating a Training Program for Non-Lifers at Your JCC
Date: April 24 – 2 pm eastern, 1 pm central, 12 pm mountain, 11 am pacific
Trainers: Casey Conrad* and Brian Soileau
Target: JCC Staff who supervise part-time staff
Description: We all supervise staff that are not here for a very long haul, but mean so much to our bottom line. Learn how to create a training program for part-time staff to make them more engaged, excellent customer service champions, and expert salespeople for all of the programs in your facility. Help them to deliver vital results and increase their interest in your business.
*Casey Conrad has been in the health and fitness industry for 25 years. She is the author of Selling Fitness, the complete guide to selling health club memberships, Selling Personal Training, Internet Marketing for Health & Fitness Clubs, and has produced over 25 other sales and marketing products for the club business. She is a featured speaker and columnist worldwide and provided health club operators around the world with sales and marketing tips through her Club Sales Secrets and Smart Club Marketing newsletters (www.healthclubsalestraining.com, www.SmartClubMarketing.com). She is the founder and creator of the Take It Off Weight Loss Program (www.TakeItOffWeightLoss.com), a licensed health club product offered throughout the United States and Canada
Title: Engaging Your Staff: Creating Effective Staff Training and Assessments
Date: April 10 at 1 pm eastern, 12 pm central, 11 am mountain, 10 am pacific
Trainers: Jodi Sperling and Shara Perlman
Target: Day Camp Staff
Description: Staff creates the culture at your camp. Through engaging them in their own journey of growth and development, your community will thrive. Best practices related to staff training pre-camp, during camp and using assessment tools to foster growth throughout the summer will be presented along with how to support your staff with issues that may impact their performance throughout the summer.
Title: Chizuk Training Seminar
Date: Monday, April 7-Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Where: New York (JCC Association Offices, Manhattan)
Trainers: David Ackerman and Matt Abrams Gerber
Target: Chizuk Fellows and participating JCC Overnight Camp Directors
Description: The Chizuk seminar consists of an orientation to the program and to JCC camps, and explores the central topics, roles, and issues fellows typically encounter at camp. We will have program shares to “spread the wealth” of ideas and practices, and we will provide time for you to meet with your camp director to plan for the summer.
For the US-based fellows, we will hold the seminar in New York from April 7-8. We ask that out-of-town fellows arrive by Sunday evening, April 6 so we can start at 9am Monday morning, April 7. We will conclude by Tuesday, April 8 at 4pm so people can return home that evening. The Chizuk grant from AVI CHAI will cover your transportation and hotel expenses. All US-based Chizuk fellows are required to attend.