March is Professional Development Month at the Jewish Communal Service Association and it kicks off with a conference call this Tuesday, Silo Busting: Fostering Collaboration & Community Building. The presenters, Steven Cohen, Ph.D, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy, HUC-JIR and Alisa Kurshan, Ph.D, VP for Strategic Planning & Organizational Resources, UJA-Federation of NY who will tackle four questions: Why is Silo … [Read more...] about Silo Busting
The author begins this article, Leading Change, saying "the coming decades will require agility to channel the unrelenting changes that put executives at the edge of peril and opportunity." Neither the author nor the panel that he interviewed could have envisioned the challenges that nonprofit leaders face early in 2009. The advice they offered in January 2007 interviews is relevant to managing 2009's challenges and planning for moving forward … [Read more...] about Leading Change
The Jewish Communal Service Association of North America is pleased to provide this personal reflection on Jewish communal leadership by Richard A. Siegel, Interim Director, School of Jewish Communal Service, HUC-JIR Los Angeles. Thoughts on Jewish Communal Service as a Calling What is Jewish communal service? A career? A profession? A field? A setting? I have been struggling with this question for the past year as Interim Director of the … [Read more...] about Do You Consider Your Work a Calling?
The Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy & Leadership (Brandeis University) has announced the launch of a professional development program for the Jewish community: Development at the Core: creating a fundraising culture will be a nine-month program of study and action that intends to strengthen the Jewish community by helping communal professionals increase the annual fundraising capacity of their agencies and … [Read more...] about Creating a Fundraising Culture
The Center for Leadership Initiatives, in partnership with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, is excited to announce the launch of The Kivun Intensive 2009. Kivun, which in Hebrew means "direction," is a five-month professional development program that will equip 40 of the finest young Jewish professionals in North America with the top tools for excellence and impact in the Jewish non-profit sector. Upgrade your contribution … [Read more...] about The Kivun Intensive