August 8, 2018 – JPRO Day

Join us for an unforgettable day of experiential leadership. We will experience classes in Yoga, Boxing, and Photography and derive from these activities lessons on how we present ourselves and perceive others, what motivates our decision-making, and how to manage stressful situations, as well as Jewish character traits (middot) of generosity, trust, and courage.

Created for current and aspiring leaders, JPRO Day will raise your awareness in order to become a more powerful and effective leader.


Boxing
: Courtney Feldheim

PowerThrough Boxing uses jabs, stance, core work, and breathing to help you identify your strengths and power through your challenge. Expect to tie your “lessons for the ring” into real-life application of decision making, breathing through stress, and sizing up your opponents.

 

 

Yoga: Mel Freeman

PowerThrough Yoga concentrates on staying calm under pressure. We believe there is an immense need to slow our minds down and be present, truly focusing on how we arrived at where we stand. You can expect this to be a workout for your brain and your body.

 

 

Photography: Jon Brack

PowerThrough Photography focuses on the stories we tell, and how we choose to tell them. You don’t need more than a simple cell phone camera as we guide you to think critically about your frames of references, your values, and the ways in which you see the world.

 

 

Facilitators: Lindsey Davis, Leadership Instructor, MICA and Founder at PowerThroughThat and Heather Bradbury, Director of Masters of Professional Studies Programs, MICA

(boxing, yoga, photography). No prior experience necessary. Dress comfortably, as if you’re going to gym class, bring towel, water and yoga mat, phone or camera. There will not be any physical contact with one another in any of your classes.

JPRO Schedule:
8:30 a.m. – Check-in, Coffee, yogurt, and fruit
8:50 a.m. – Framing of the Day
9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Experiential Learning
12:30 p.m. – Facilitated table conversation and Lunch (Sushi and Wraps)
1:30 p.m. – Conclude

What you will need for the day:

Boxing: You should bring water, a towel, and dress appropriately for cardio and bodyweight exercises. We ask that participants wear comfortable and modest clothing: Sneakers, Yoga pants, leggings, long shorts, t-shirts are all fine. Long comfortable skirts are fine as well. No short shorts or revealing tops.

Yoga: Wear clothes with which you can move freely and without tangles. Yoga pants, leggings, long shorts, T-shirts. No short shorts etc

JPRO DAY

Welcome! We’re glad you’re taking time out of the office to reconnect with yourself and your colleagues. We applaud your courage for participating in a creative innovative day to explore leadership lessons through yoga, boxing or photography. The lessons will focus on:

  • Presence of Self – Personal branding, awareness of self, online and person presence, body language
  • Decision making – Doing what our intuition is telling us; how do we evaluate things we feel passionate about; what are our values – key motivators
  • Mindfulness – Improving the way we react to stressful situation; slowing down to think and breath

Here is how:

Boxing

Presence: Stance, guard up, protecting, understanding your physicality; opponent – what does it tell you about them; how do you change your approach (awareness of self and others)

Decision-making: Which way we move, defend ourselves, why, what does it open us up to

Mindfulness: Breath, awareness of muscles; managing stress

Yoga:

Presence: Presence in the room, trust yourself and become awareness of own limits

Decision Making: Comfortable with ambiguity, listening to yourself, when to stick through it

Mindfulness: Meditation, learning how to calm, quiet the mind, breathing

Photography:

Presence: Awareness of what’s around you; comfort zone, brings you back to that area of confidence; present yourself in an appropriate manner; pictures tell you story

Decision Making: What are we choosing to photograph; position of discomfort to get a great shot, how we frame the subject, where we put ourselves in the photo, how those decisions enrich our story

Mindfulness: Hanging perspective; take an immediate photo, what’s behind you, step out of comfort zone; calming yourself to not be nervous, stay cool under pressure

SCHEDULE

8:30 – Registration and Coffee

8:45 – Welcome to “Empowerment Through Experience”

9:15 – 12:15 YOUR WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

BOXING: Rear Auditorium

YOGA: Conference Center

Photography: Library

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and Table Reflections

Lindsey Davis uses the power of effective communication to impact audiences from the backcountry to the board room. Since 2001, she has worked with local governments, community organizations, and educational institutions to craft powerful content, overcome fears, set priorities, and deliver stories creatively. After witnessing leaders who could be better, athletes who could be stronger, and stories that could be louder, Lindsey has developed and designed programs and training to help those with passion get what they want.

Lindsey holds master’s degrees in city and regional planning and public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and teaches leadership at the Maryland Institute College of Art and founded PowerThroughThat – the work of which you’ll be exposed to today.

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DFI Happenings:

  • Is your organization becoming more inclusive? For resources and to share with your colleagues, visit the new Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit: thedfi.org/toolkit
  • Execs and supervisors: Nominate a new professional for a Friedman Fellowship by August 15! thedfi.org/fellowships-and-awards/friedman-fellowship/
  • Newer professionals: Discovery Tour September 6! Register on line at thedfi.org
  • Next D’or Early career pros – programming all year. Watch for a November afternoon at the Pearlstone with Lindsey Davis building confidence, competence and courage!
  • Jewish leadership for mid – level managers. Six Thursday mornings, Nov – March, to develop your character and leadership style, to enhance your communication skills in order to lead diverse teams, resolve conflict, delegate, lead change and coach your staff to excellence.
  • For Professionals and their lay committee chairs: Jewish Leadership 2.0 series with Larry Ziffer (add link)
  • KOLOT, hearing the voices of mid-career women
  • KADIMA, Jewish leadership for the Friedman Fellow cohort

Watch for more learning in the areas of: Diversity training, Social media, Mentors, Communication, Generations, Polarities, Supervision, Managing projects, Jewish learning

THANK YOU TO TEMPLE OHEB SHALOM FOR HOSTIN JPRO DAY AND GIVING US THE SPACE FOR THIS EXPERIENCE!

THANK YOU TO THE DFI CURRICULUM COMMITTEE AND TO LINDSEY DAVIS AND TEAM FOR PLANNING AN EMPOWERING JPRO DAY!

DFI

Thedfi.org

410-843-7560

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September 6, 2018

Discovery Tour

For New Professionals
Explore and Experience The Associated and the Agencies and Programs that Make Our Community Tick

Join fellow new professionals on a bus tour to learn more about the agencies and programs that handle everything from housing assistance to advocacy, from special needs programming to volunteerism, from recreational activities to educational enrichment to educational enrichment and more. A kosher lunch will be provided.

Includes a taste of each agency and a Kosher lunch, networking with each other and meeting the agency Execs!

Schedule for the Day:

8:30 – Coffee and Welcome at the Park Heights JCC

Agency presentations

10:00 – Bus to Owings Mills JCC

10:30 – Agency presentations and tour of JCC/JCS

11:30 – Bus to The Associated

12:00 – The Associated – Lunch and Presentations

1:00 – Bus to Jewish Museum

1:15 – JMM

2:15 – Bus to CHAI at Park Heights

3:00 – Agency Presentations

4:30 – Conclude

Visit and hear from most of these agencies of The Associated:

Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC)
BJC is the community relations and advocacy arm of The Associated. It is the designated representative of The Associated and its agencies, as well as the Greater Baltimore Jewish community, at all levels of government and is responsible for securing public funding to support their programs and needs. By developing policies and guidelines for action, through education and advocacy, BJC provides a forum for member organizations and individuals to respond to issues of interest and concern.
410-542-4850 | baltjc.org

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
CHAI strengthens neighborhoods with a significant Jewish presence by developing and enhancing housing, affecting community development, and supporting aging-in-community. CHAI creates coalitions around issues of common concern and develops public as well as private partnerships. They provide direct services to accomplish such objectives as maintaining and creating affordable housing, improving public spaces, encouraging investment and enhancing community pride.
410-500-5300 | chaibaltimore.org

CHANA
CHANA offers a Jewish community response to the needs of persons who experience abuse and other forms of interpersonal trauma. In providing crisis intervention education and consultation, CHANA advocates for community awareness, safety and healing.
410-234-0030 | chanabaltimore.org

The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center (DFI)
DFI provides training and leadership development to communal professionals and to lay leaders serving the Greater Baltimore Jewish community. Informed by Jewish values, DFI cultivates individual growth, thereby strengthening organizations and the community.
410-843-7560 | thedfi.org

HILLEL

Goucher College Hillel
410-337-6545 | goucher.edu/hillel

Johns Hopkins University Hillel
410-516-0333 | hopkinshillel.org

Towson University Hillel
410-704-4671 | towson.hillel.org

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Hillel
410-455-1329 | umbchillel.org

University of Maryland College Park Hillel
301-422-6200 | marylandhillel.org

Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

JCC Downtown
410-559-3618 | dbjcc.org

Rosenbloom Owings Mills
410-356-5200 | jcc.org

Weinberg Park Heights
410-542-4900 | jcc.org

The JCC promotes and strengthens Jewish life and values through communal programs and activities for individuals and families.

Jewish Community Services (JCS)
JCS offers a wide range of services including counseling and therapy, addiction services, career services, prevention education, Big Brother Big Sister matches, resources for older adults and caregivers, care management services, services for people with special needs and volunteer opportunities.
410-466-9200 | jcsbaltimore.org

Jewish Museum of Maryland at the Herbert Bearman Campus (JMM)
The JMM increases understanding of the American Jewish experience among diverse audiences. It interprets American Jewish history and culture, preserves the material record of Maryland Jewry, and engages the public in discourse about past, present and future issues of Jewish life.
410-732-6400 | jewishmuseummd.org

Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC)
JVC creates a culture of volunteerism by providing a coordinated, centralized entry point for Baltimore Jewish community volunteers. JVC works to strengthen the Jewish community through high-quality, hands-on volunteer placements and projects, developed in partnership with agencies, congregations and other communal organizations.
410-843-7490 | jvcbaltimore.org

The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE)
Baltimore’s central agency for Jewish education serving local Jewish families, educators and schools. Sponsors a wide variety of Jewish engagement programs for families, professional development opportunities for educators, special education advocacy and programs, and educator benefits. Also, provides stipends for teen trips to Israel in addition to running the Israel Emissary Shin Shin program. Houses a full library of Jewish-themed books and multi-media resources such as DVDs, videos and software in addition to an educational gift shop and crafts room. Sponsors Gesher LaTorah Hebrew school program for children with special needs. Home to Baltimore’s PJ Library. Open to the public.
410-735-5000 | cjebaltimore.org

Pearlstone Center
The Pearlstone Center is a retreat and conference center nestled in the beautiful Maryland countryside just outside of Baltimore. With 160-acres of pasture, woods and farmland, they offer the optimal setting for conferences and retreats with facilities designed to meet the needs of any organization. Their programs engage Jewish, faith-based, and secular organizations, individuals, and families. Pearlstone Center serves all ages and backgrounds throughout Baltimore, the Chesapeake region, and beyond. Pearlstone features year-round accommodations in 56 guest rooms for up to 306 people in hotel, dormitory and log cabin style lodging. This variety accommodates a range of preferences and budgets. All lodging has free WiFi access and includes bed linens, towels and soap. Campsite rentals offer ample outdoor space that boasts thee pools, a lake with boating facilities, sports fields, and can accommodate groups from 30 to 2,500 with parking on site. Hire your favorite caterer, organize a potluck, or bring your charcoal grill for a cookout. Enjoy healthy, delicious, home-style meals that highlight ingredients fresh from their own farm. Certified Kosher Meat/Dairy, under Orthodox Union.
410-500-5417 | pearlstonecenter.org

SHEMESH
SHEMESH serves as a community-wide program providing the educational support necessary for Jewish children with learning differences to reach their full intellectual, academic, emotional and social potential in a Jewish setting. Services are offered in each school in accordance with the school’s educational and religious policies.
410-843-7524 | shemeshbaltimore.org

The Associated
The Associated strengthens and nurtures Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world. We accomplish our mission by transforming our values into action:


Oct 9, 2018

Jewish Leadership 2.0

Jewish Leadership 2.0 is a leadership development program offered by The Associated’s Center for Community Engagement and Leadership and The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center.

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Oct 9 | Oct 23 | Nov 6 | Nov 20 | Dec 11 | Jan 8 | Jan 22 | Feb 5 |

The Weinberg Park Heights JCC

Dinner Included

$75.00 per person

This series is a Melton curriculum and was produced in conjunction with the Jewish Federations of North America’s Yesod Program, specifically for Jewish organizational leaders. The workshop curriculum is written by Dr. Erica Brown and taught by Rabbi Larry Ziffer.

This program is open to all professionals and lay leaders in the Baltimore Jewish Community. While not a requirement, we recommend that leaders sign-up as lay-pro pairs.

Jewish Leadership 2.0 is a leadership development program for lay and professional communal leaders. This program will impart the knowledge and skills lay leaders and their professional partners need for effective leadership through Judaic text study, leadership theory, business skills and experiential applications.

Together we’ll discover:

  • Your Personal Journey to Leadership
  • The Difference Between Power and Influence
  • Growing from Failure
  • Mentoring and Growing Others
  • Nurturing Vision
  • Effective Change Management
  • Inspired Communication
  • Creating a Leadership Pipeline

October 22, 1918

How to Disagree Constructively

Monday, October 22, 2018 – 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Rabba Yaffa Epstein, Pardes, Director of North America

The study of contradictory interpretations of Biblical stories empower us to engage more constructively in ideological and political conflicts today.

Many of the most heated ideological and political conflicts in the world today arise from the contradictory ways various groups interpret their reality and texts. From religious and historical texts to the texts of social and mainstream media, conflicting groups find themselves in ever deepening narrative divides, with little to no ability to understand and engage in meaningful and constructive disagreement.

Join us in classic and relevant text study that seeks to empower your organization to understand and engage in political and ideological disagreements more constructively.


November 6, 2018

Tragedy to Triumph: A Brave Journey From Ethiopia to Israel

A Sue Glick Liebman Visiting Israel Scholar Program

Facilitator: Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein

Her captivating and inspiring story began in a remote Ethiopian village as an illiterate girl shepherding her family’s sheep and helping with chores that included collecting water from the river, wood from the forest and grinding grain on a millstone. It continues with a challenging journey with her family from Ethiopia to the State of Israel. Often barefoot, with one of her two-year old twin sisters on her back, Yarden walked at night more than 450 miles across the Sudan desert. After spending a year in a Sudanese refugee camp, she and her family were airlifted to the State of Israel.

Light breakfast will be served, dietary laws observed.

Open to Jewish Communal professionals


November 7, 2018

Reinforce Competence Confidence and Courage (Early Career Professionals)

Lindsey Davis
PowerThroughThat

Reinforce your courage and confidence during an evening designed to help you overcome your personal and professional obstacles. We’ll take a hard look at your strengths and character in a two-hour program uniquely tailored for young professionals working in the Jewish community. This program will be held both outdoors and indoors and will help you grow and reflect in ways you never expected.

Program will run from 4-6:30 and participants are invited to stay after for casual networking around the campfire.

Light snack will be served. Dietary laws observed.


October 19, 2018

Leadership Qualifies Through Boxing

Lindsey Davis
PowerThroughThat

Reinforce your courage and confidence during an evening designed to help you overcome your personal and professional obstacles. We’ll take a hard look at your strengths and character in a two-hour program uniquely tailored for young professionals working in the Jewish community. This program will be held both outdoors and indoors and will help you grow and reflect in ways you never expected.

Program will run from 4-6:30 and participants are invited to stay after for casual networking around the campfire.

Light snack will be served. Dietary laws observed.


November 19, 2018

#WeToo

“#We Too” How We Perpetuate Abuse in the Jewish Community. Can we Break the Pattern?

Facilitator: Judy Klitsner, Senior Lecturer in Bible , Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and lectures to the Jewish Theological Seminary’s rabbinical students in Israel

Despite our hopes that the Jewish community would rise above the problems associated with the “#Me Too” movement, sadly, in this regard, we are unexceptional. In this session, we will analyze the biblical characters Judah and King David, noting patterns of abuse among leaders and their communities that are remarkably similar today. We will then look to biblical models for breaking these unfortunate patterns.


November 27, 2018

Another Holiday?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Jewish Community Services Building, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Room 124

Facilitator: Rabbi Phil Miller, Educator, Former JCC Vice President

Learn the basics of the Jewish holidays and discover their stories and celebrations.


December 4, 2018

Find the Sweet Spot: Between Tech and Connect

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 9-10:30 a.m.
JCS Board Room, at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
Facilitator: Erica Keswin, Author, Founder of Spaghetti Project

This workshop is targeted to managers and leaders who find themselves up against the wall of the digital deluge, and want to make a change. Erica offers real-world case studies and shows people practical ways to find that sweet spot – leveraging all that’s great about technology, while at the same time learning how to disconnect to reconnect.

 


Leading from Within: Skills for Mid-Level Managers

REGISTRATION CLOSED – COHORT SERIES IS FULL 

Mid-Level Management
Thursdays, 8:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Weinberg Park Heights JCC
Session Dates: *Nov. 1, 29 | Dec. 20 | *Jan. 31 | Feb. 28 | March 14
(*2 dates will meet from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

The cost for the series is $36 covering books and materials.

For Jewish Communal Professionals with 4-10 years experience, who have supervisory responsibilities.

Are you relatively new to management responsibilities or need to hone your skills?

Do you supervise staff and lead professional or lay teams?

Are you responsible for day-to-day programmatic decisions?

Would you like to become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?

Learn from experts in the field:

Rebecca Weisman
Senior Communications Officer
Mayberg Foundation

Leslie Klein
Academic Dean
Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary
Maalot Baltimore

Dena Schoenfeld
Branlyn Solutions, Specializing in Organizational Design and Transition Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Bloom
Productivity and Efficiency Consultant

Naphtali Hoff
President of Impactful Coaching

Rabbi JoHanna Potts
Education Director of The Jewish Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 1  – Leadership and Management, Knowing Your Strengths, Building Character and Leading Ethically
Rebecca Weisman, Leslie Klein, Joanne Gold

Nov 29  – Enhancing Your Professional Presence and Communication
Leslie Klein

Dec 20 – Preventing and Resolving Conflict in Your Team
Dena Schoenfeld

Jan 31 – Effective Task Management and Delegation to Increase Productivity and Efficiency
Diana Bloom

Feb 28  – Coaching and Mentoring
Naphtali Hoff

Mar 14  – Inspiring Innovation and Navigating Change
Rabbi JoHanna Potts


Building Character and Leadership Through Yoga and Mussar

Inspired by Edith Raphael Brotman’s book, Mussar Yoga.

Mondays, January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 2019, 8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Facilitators: PowerThroughThat – Lindsey Davis and Mel Freeman (Yoga Instructor from JPRO Day)

(The Weinberg Park Heights JCC: The first two workshops will be in Community Room. The second two workshops will be in the Board Room)

Register today, because space is limited. Bring your yoga mat.

 

  • Understand the link between your physical and spiritual selves.
  • An energetic workout for your body and brain.
  • A focus on courage, simplicity, gratitude and inspiration.
  • Modifications will be presented for all levels of experience.

 

Lindsey Davis, Founder, PowerThroughThat

Mel Freeman, Yoga Instructor, PowerThroughThat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Relational Coordination: Transforming Relationships for High Performance

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The Weinberg Park Heights JCC Board Room

Facilitator: Jody Hoffer Gittell, Professor of Management at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Enhance your organization’s effectiveness and improve organizational performance. Review the 7 dimensions of quality communication and relationship behaviors integral to building cultures of teamwork that support healthy, learning organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Maximize Your Impact Through Executive Presence and Self-Advocacy

Wednesday, January 16, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Wendy Merrill, StrategyHorse Consulting Group

ALL ARE WELCOME.
ESPECIALLY FOR EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONALS.

Identify and communicate your individual value. 

For ambitious Rising Leaders who want to be impactful in both the workplace and community, passion, commitment and elbow grease are not enough. To do “good” and effectively inspire others to do “good” things requires a solid understanding of motivation – both our own and that of those around us.

Rising Leaders must develop a foundation that is comprised of the following:

  • Understanding, definition, articulation and conveyance of one’s individual value proposition
  • The ability to effectively advocate for what one needs to be impactful
  • The ability to overcome a paralyzing fear of failure
  • The mastery of executive presence skills (communication, body language, language and the projection of confidence) to engage appropriate audiences

These skills are usually not taught in school, at home or in the workplace, so aspiring leaders often struggle with reaching their goals in an efficient way. This workshop will focus on helping attendees to define the impact they want to have and how they want to achieve it through interactive discussions and creative exercises. Participants will leave the program armed with tools to help them to concentrate their energies in an efficient and highly effective way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Keys to Effective Project and Meeting Management

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Facilitator: Diana Bloom, Productivity and Efficiency Consultant

Bring a bag lunch, drinks will be provided.

In this session, Diana Bloom will teach take-away, actionable systems and processes that can be implemented immediately to achieve higher productivity and efficiency in all areas of an organization. Attendees will learn how to eliminate the overwhelming feeling that projects create, as well as how to plan and execute a project successfully from start to finish. This session will also provide the essential skills to develop and conduct all meetings. Participants will learn about staff meetings, as well as supervisory meetings. Meetings become fewer, shorter, more productive, and more effective immediately, while creating a Totally Accountable Culture.

Learning Goals:

How to ensure projects are completed as planned and on time

How to apply the essentials for effective meeting management

How to create meetings that buy back time

How to most effectively deal with email

Learning Outcomes

  1. Keep meetings on track and on time
  2. Get total clarity on all action steps before the meeting ends
  3. Create meetings that buy back time
  4. How to work on a project most efficiently
  5. Ways to ensure projects stay on course
  6. Methods to manage and track a project’s progress

Diana Bloom
Productivity and Efficiency Consultant

Participants around the country have gained knowledge and tools during her seminars, conference workshops, and executive coaching sessions that have enabled them to immediately implement permanent changes in their personal and professional lives. Her techniques are presented in a manner that can be

 

 


Date: 02/25/2019

DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) – Intersectionality
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: The Weinberg Park Heights JCC Community Room

Facilitator: Tirrany Thurmond, Equity Advocate/Educator

Fee Structure: No charge for staff of Jewish communal organizations that pay an annual fee to DFI.
Otherwise, a $36 fee applies per workshop.

Overview:

We all embody a multitude of identities. Some are visible such as skin color, assumed gender or age, and others are internalized like class or educational level. With each identity, there’s a level of privilege or marginalization.

In Part 1: Understanding Intersectionality, we will evaluate the interconnectedness of identity and the social categorizations of power and oppression.

In Part II: The Power of Inclusive Language, we will examine the contemporary terms associated with identity, diversity, and inclusion. During this interactive session, participants will learn how to incorporate inclusive language into their work and lives.

Learning Objectives/Goals:

  • To examine one’s own personal identities, pinpoint social influence on the Intersecting Axes of Privilege, Domination and Oppression, and recognize that privileged and oppressed identities can operate simultaneously.
  • Will learn the history of the term intersectionality, its legal and communal past, and its contemporary impact on marginalized communities.
  • Deepen own’s understanding of how society functions due to categorization and social hierarchy.
  • To explore language associated with creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Facilitator: Natalie Gillard
March 12, 2019
Take on a new identity as you play your way through Baltimore to explore structural inequality in America and learn ways to dismantle preconceived biases.

Fee Structure: No charge for staff of Jewish communal organizations that pay an annual fee to DFI.
Otherwise, a $36 fee applies per workshop.


Authentic Engagement: Delivering Your Best Self Under Challenging Circumstances

Facilitators: Lisa Bleich, Founder, SignalFire, LLC and Ako Chango Onyango, Senior Facilitator
Fee Structure: No charge for staff of Jewish communal organizations that pay an annual fee to DFI.
Otherwise, a $36 fee applies per workshop.

Social Worker and Psychologists CEUs are available for these to workshops

Are you looking to add to your equity toolkit? The Authentic Engagement framework gives participants powerful tools to engage in relationship building from a genuine place.

Enhance your deep listening skills, to be sure others feel heard and understood. Develop a habit of introspection to check for the triggers and mitigate blind spots that hinder progress. Participate in activities that will help you become more responsive  rather than reactionary  in even the most difficult  situations. Add verbiage to your professional lexicon that makes asking for what you need / want feel more natural. Learn  how to invite  genuine feedback that allows the roots of the conflict to surface.

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Authentic Engagement is the effective way forward in difficult times.

Authentic engagement teaches a model to say difficult truths in a thoughtful and insightful way. We believe that this commitment to deep listening and radical truth telling will allow us to show up as full beings and live our principles without compromising our social values. In this way, we aim to co-create a world that reflects our highest level of humanity.

  • Our training features experiential and deeply reflective exercises to teach and amplify the participants understanding and mastery of the skills
  • We build both skills building and self-reflection into the training
  • This training will include an overview of our 5- step process for authentic engagement with a deep dive into one of the five skills.
  • Five Steps toward Authentic Engagement are: Use Focused Listening; Initiate Self-inquiry; Respond vs React; Say what you need; Check in with the other person

Attend one or both!

Authentic Engagement: Delivering Your Best Self Under Challenging Circumstances

Facilitators: Lisa Bleich, Founder, SignalFire, LLC and Ako Chango Onyango, Senior Facilitator
Fee Structure: No charge for staff of Jewish communal organizations that pay an annual fee to DFI.
Otherwise, a $36 fee applies per workshop.

Social Worker and Psychologists CEUs are available for these to workshops

Are you looking to add to your equity toolkit? The Authentic Engagement framework gives participants powerful tools to engage in relationship building from a genuine place.

Enhance your deep listening skills, to be sure others feel heard and understood. Develop a habit of introspection to check for the triggers and mitigate blind spots that hinder progress. Participate in activities that will help you become more responsive  rather than reactionary  in even the most difficult  situations. Add verbiage to your professional lexicon that makes asking for what you need / want feel more natural. Learn  how to invite  genuine feedback that allows the roots of the conflict to surface.

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Authentic Engagement is the effective way forward in difficult times.

Authentic engagement teaches a model to say difficult truths in a thoughtful and insightful way. We believe that this commitment to deep listening and radical truth telling will allow us to show up as full beings and live our principles without compromising our social values. In this way, we aim to co-create a world that reflects our highest level of humanity.

  • Our training features experiential and deeply reflective exercises to teach and amplify the participants understanding and mastery of the skills
  • We build both skills building and self-reflection into the training
  • This training will include an overview of our 5- step process for authentic engagement with a deep dive into one of the five skills.
  • Five Steps toward Authentic Engagement are: Use Focused Listening; Initiate Self-inquiry; Respond vs React; Say what you need; Check in with the other person

Attend one or both!

April 2 Workshop – Part I
(Listening)
Location: The Associated, 101 W. Mt. Royal Avenue

This workshop will focus on the first step towards authentic engagement: Use Focused Listening.

1. Intro
2. Deep Listening
3. Situational Self Awareness

 

May 6 Workshop – Part II
(Responsive)
Location: The Weinberg Park Heights JCC, Community Room

This workshop will focus on the third step towards authentic engagement: Respond vs. React.

  1. Responsive, NOT Reactionary
  2. Saying What YOU Need
  3. Inviting Feedback

Wednesday, March 27, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Generation Z is like no generation ever seen before. 

Ready or not, here comes Gen Z!

Generation Z (born between 1996 and 2009) is in the limelight, and their arrival has affected the way that successful organizations attempt to engage young people. The first generation of the 21st century came of age during the most disruptive decade of the last century, and their arrival marks the end of clearly defined roles, traditions, and experiences. Learn from Josh Miller, a 17-year-old Generation Z expert and member of his own Jewish community, about how these shifts are likely to impact your future and what organizations will need to do to engage youth as volunteers and employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what it takes to engage Gen Z as employees.
  • Learn which driving factors helped shape Generation Z’s values and behaviors.
  • Understand Generation Z’s preferred communication styles.
  • Learn what Gen Z values in job experience.

Meet Josh Miller, XYZ University’s Director of Gen Z Studies, and Chief Executive Officer of Deciding Edge

Josh Miller is a passionate and informed advocate for his generation—Generation Z – and at 17 years old, he is already on his way to becoming a renowned thought leader. Among his many achievements, Josh is XYZ University’s Director of Gen Z Studies, co-author of XYZ University’s research papers Ready or Not – Here Comes Z and Teaching Gen Z: Everything we wish schools knew about our generation and education, and he’s the host of The Gen Z Podcast.

Josh has spoken in front of some of the powerful leaders in the business world, been mentored by top executives, and discussed marketing strategy with Fortune 500 companies. His work has been featured in prominent national publications.

Deciding Edge is a youth-owned and operated consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations better understand today’s youth, which is the leading authority on Gen Z. They are able to provide the most authentic perspective in the market which bodes well for your organizations that want to engage the next generation of consumers, employees, and members. Equipped with a passion around leadership, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy, Josh founded Deciding Edge with the mission of creating a platform for organizations to better understand how to recruit, retain, and sell to Generation Z.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Faye Katz, LinkedIn Specialist and Resume Writer

Facilitator: Faye Katz

Learn tools to enhance your LinkedIn profile and explore the benefits of a LinkedIn presence.

Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 – 10 a.m. Park Heights JCC Community Room

Strategically advance your professional network and remain current and connected in your field. For all professionals working in the Jewish community, from aspiring leaders to high-level managers, and whether in marketing, programming, education, HR, fundraising and more.

 

Walk away with tools to:

  • Develop your LinkedIn profile
  • Create a network and connect
  • Share and find resources
  • Grow within your field of expertise
  • Make connections with Jewish Community Professionals worldwide

 

Awards will be presented at the upcoming DFI Celebration of Professional Leadership.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Beth El Congregation | 8101 Park Heights Ave
Attendance Fee – $10 per person

 

Mazel Tov to Awardees!

Sharon Seigel, JCC of Greater Baltimore
Daniel Thursz Distinguished Jewish Communal Service Award
Sarah Mersky, Baltimore Jewish Council
Outstanding Jewish Communal Professional Award
Ashley Pressman, Jewish Volunteer Connection
Neely Tal Snyder Community Impact Award

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