All our efforts to build a cadre of more and better leaders will remain insufficient unless our sector addresses a significant blind spot in our approach. By Adina Danzig Epelman The Jewish nonprofit sector has seen numerous investments in selective, high quality leadership programs for its top professionals over the years. Like those in the private sector, these investments are based on the high return that substantial investments in … [Read more...] about Hillel U: Democratizing Professional Development to Strengthen the Jewish Sector
By Dr. Abby Uhrman and Dr. Jeff Kress The issue of inclusion of learners with disabilities, cognitive and learning disabilities as well as physical, is central to our work at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education-JTS. Not only do we see a pressing need and dearth of research on the topic, we also recognize the tremendous potential that such work has to transform the field of Jewish education. From the incredible inroads … [Read more...] about Learners with Disabilities in Jewish Education: Addressing an Important Need
Reflections from the Second Annual Leading Edge Employee Engagement Survey By Scott Kaufman In my past eight years as CEO of the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit, it has become clearer every day that talent and culture are the two key drivers of organizational success. Thus, when Leading Edge emerged as an entity specifically designed to help strengthen both the talent and culture of our field, I eagerly joined the board, seeing Leading … [Read more...] about Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work?
By Mimi Kravetz When I joined Hillel International two years ago as our Chief Talent Officer with the mandate to make Hillel a premier workplace that attracted, trained and retained top talent, launching an employee engagement survey was at the top of my priority list. The goal was to benchmark where we were, direct our initiatives and investments, and track the progress the organization makes over time. I was thrilled to learn about … [Read more...] about How an Employee Engagement Survey Can Actually Improve Employee Engagement
Results detailed that Jewish summer camp is the largest feeder to the sector’s workforce Leading Edge, an organization founded in 2014 to build a robust talent pipeline for Jewish nonprofits, released today a report detailing the results of its second annual survey of employees in the sector. A total of 4,470 employees across 68 Jewish organizations participated this year, including 31 organizations who took the survey for the second year in a … [Read more...] about New Leading Edge Report Details Results of 2nd Annual Employee Engagement Survey