2. At least 80% of the educator’s time is devoted specifically to Jewish education/learning.
The twenty awards will be distributed on a first-come-first served basis.
The twenty awards will be distributed on a first-come-first served basis.
Show off your pride at the Pride Parade in Tel Aviv on June 13, 2014 with your JCC friends.
Tel Aviv is known as the gay capital of the Middle East, and for the first time, you can join your JCC friends to visit Israel next June through a LGBTQ JCC Association Boarding Pass trip. As well as visiting classic tourist sites such as Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, and the Galilee, the group will meet with founders of a religious gay group in Jerusalem and dine with the people who established Cafe Albi, a self-declared home for the LGBTQ community of Tel Aviv. Cook an Israeli meal with a professional chef, welcome Shabbat with music and song at the Port of Tel Aviv, take a graffiti walking tour, and discuss issues of Jewish identity. There will be plenty of time to enjoy Tel Aviv’s world-class restaurants, shopping, and nightlife too.
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 email@example.com by
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
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: JCC Maccabi Spring Delegation Head Meeting
Date: April 27 – 28, 2014
What: In Person
Location: Katz JCC, Cherry Hill
Trainer: JCC Maccabi Games Team
Target: JCC Maccabi Delegation Heads
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.
Your JCC has a mission and vision that guide your work. JCC Association Benchmarking results show us that JCCs who engage all employees thrive and grow. But how do you get your part time, seasonal or other staff who are not “lifers”, on board? How do we communicate the important messages to these staff and help them feel part of the JCC?
Spend the day with your Bay Area colleagues and facilitator Joy Brand-Richardson, Director of Training at JCC Association. Learn tips and discuss techniques to gain buy in from all employees and help those employees spread the vision of the JCC to the community and the JCC participants.
This interactive workshop targets Middle Managers who supervise part time and seasonal staff.
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.