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Talent Management

Helping your J recruit, train and retain the best of the best.

The comprehensive training that the Talent Management program provides has been invaluable for my JCC staff.

Joel Dinkin, Executive VP of Houston JCC

Having the right people in the right positions and performing at the highest level is a challenge for any employer. To assist JCCs in building a larger pool of talent to best steer them for the future, we established Talent Management as a pilot program in 2014. Our goal was to aid JCCs in developing a conscious, deliberate approach to attracting, developing and retaining people who have both the aptitude and ability to meet the current and future needs of JCCs.

Each of the nine JCCs in the pilot launched the initiative to engage their staff in growth and development focusing on 22 competency areas. Over 240 participants have embarked on this learning program. As well, each JCC identified individuals who excel at their jobs and have the potential to advance within the JCC or in the JCC field. They participated in the LEAP (Leadership Enrichment and Advancement Program), a 12-month learning group involving specific leadership activities, webinars, readings, small group work sessions and at in-person summits.

Phase II of Talent Management begins in fall 2016 and will onboard another eight JCCs and another 200-plus participants. And there will be other learning opportunities for all JCC professionals in selected competency areas, in order to increase the growth and leadership skills of the overall JCC professional workforce across North America.


Joy Brand-Richardson

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.

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