JCC Association of North America and JTS’s Davidson School Develop Leadership Training Collaboration

JCC Association of North America, in partnership with the Leadership Commons, part of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary, announces the launch of the JCC Leadership Training Institute.

The JCC Leadership Training Institute is for JCC professionals who seek to advance to senior leadership positions in the next two to five years. The Institute will teach key concepts and skills critical to leadership and management of Jewish communal institutions and engage participants in Jewish learning.

“The JCC Leadership Training Institute focuses on developing strong skills in vision, leadership,and management, filtered through the Jewish lenses of text, tradition, history, and culture. The program targets mid-career professionals seeking advancement, as we work to strengthen the professional leadership pipeline for our JCCs,” shared Joy Brand-Richardson, vice president of Professional Development and Training at JCC Association.

Mark Young, managing director of the Leadership Commons adds, We believe strengthening leadership helps secure a stronger Jewish future, a common good we all seek. Our thriving partnership with the JCC Association is a vital piece of this program, especially working with a movement that serves all Jews and individuals of other faiths in the spirit of pluralism, which is central to our identity as the largest pluralistic school of Jewish education in North America.”

The 16-month institute will welcome up to 20 participants representing JCCs throughout North America. It launches in December 2017 and concludes in April 2019. It consists of three inperson retreats, online learning, individual coaching from current JCC executives, and a capstone demonstration project.  

Applications are available through the JCC Association and are due by August 11, 2017. Applicants must be full-time JCC employees, in mid-level positions (supervising at least one full-time staff member), and in their current position for at least one year.