By Ilana Aisen Many early- and mid-career professionals aspire to become supervisors. It’s a sign (one of many) of professional advancement and recognition of excellent performance. In our field, succeeding in our work equates with making a meaningful difference - contributing to others’ lives within and beyond our Jewish communities. My experience of becoming a supervisor was much like that of many: One day I wasn’t a supervisor. The next … [Read more...] about Professional Mastery Matters
By Dr. Dean P. Bell First in a series of articles about lifelong Jewish learning There are many opportunities for adults seeking to engage in Jewish learning - ranging widely in format and topics and offered from synagogues and havurot, colleges and universities, local and national Jewish organizations, community centers, and museums and cultural organizations. In Chicago, as in many regions, the number and variety of offerings for adult … [Read more...] about The Chicago Adult Jewish Learning Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges
By Rabbi Joshua Fenton Whether it’s Steven Covey who said "Interdependent people combine their own efforts, with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success” or…… Michael Jordan who said "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships,” the lesson comes through loud and clear and echoes one of the deepest and truest Jewish values. “It is not good for people to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). We actualize our … [Read more...] about Cohort Based Learning on Local Scale
The Collaboratory - co-produced by UpStart and ROI Community - is the largest annual gathering of Jewish community visionaries, innovators, and catalyzers of change in North America. This year, The Collaboratory is tackling the theme The Art of Risk-Taking with opportunities to: Hear from the best, including this year's keynote, renowned nonprofit thought leader and humorist Vu Le of Nonprofit AF. Grow your network at the premiere … [Read more...] about The Collaboratory 2018 is now accepting requests for invitations!
By Hillary Gardenswartz I felt a little nauseous. I barely slept the night before. I had butterflies in my stomach. I was wearing a brand new outfit, wanting to make a good first impression. I was nervous, excited, confident and insecure, all rolled into one. This was my first day at my new job. Even under the best of circumstances - having a dream job at a dream workplace - new employees still face many unknowns. Sure, good onboarding … [Read more...] about How to Really Support the New Kid on the Block: Mentoring for Culture