JCC Association of North America, in partnership with the Leadership Commons, part of the Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary, announces the launch of the JCC Leadership Training Institute. Building off the success of previous programs, the JCC Leadership Training Institute will teach the key concepts and skills critical to exemplary leadership and management of Jewish Community Centers. Participants will engage in a curriculum of core management and operational principles necessary to successfully lead a complex non-profit organization. Individuals will create a shared language and a community of colleagues who weave Jewish knowledge, values and ethics into vision and practice at their JCC. The program will aim to spur inspiration and innovative leadership for the JCC movement.
The goal of the program is to cultivate the next generation of professional leadership experts who possess strong skills in visioning, leadership, management, communication and collaboration. Each of these areas will be explored throughout the duration of the program. Read a full overview of the program here.
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Provides support and career coaching to all JCC professionals and people seeking employment in JCCs. Creates and coordinates professional development opportunities to enrich the skills of JCC staff through webinars, regional and continental conferences, and workshops. Director of the JCC Professional Conference and the Graduate Scholarship Program. Co-creator of the JCC Association Talent Management program, a new signature program focusing on the growth and advancement of JCC Professionals.
Mark S. Young
Mark is passionate about advancing effective educational leadership in Jewish life. As managing director of the Leadership Commons, Mark builds relationships with community foundations, federations, and practitioners across the continent to make the Leadership Commons a space where “thinkers, doers, and visionaries” from all corners of Jewish education come together to learn, create, and collaborate for the common good of the Jewish people in North America.
Dr. David Ackerman
Leads the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Jewish Education, which helps JCCs improve their ability to be excellent venues for Jewish living and learning through the Jewish and educational training and development of senior personnel, along with elevating the Judaic nature of JCCs in all program areas.
Beth Garfinkle Hancock
Charged with recruiting, screening, placing and training Chizuk Fellows/ Jewish Programming Directors in overnight Jewish summer camps throughout North America (with a grant from the AVI CHAI Foundation). As part of the leadership team for JCC Leadership Training Institute (LTI), Beth is involved in developing program content, sourcing speakers and facilitating workshops, as well as helping create networking opportunities for all of the participants.