Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Temple Oheb Shalom
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
When registering, use the dropdown menu to select your activity (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.
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 or revealing tops. You should bring water and a big towel, especially if you don’t have a yoga mat, and if you do have a yoga mat, please bring it. A limited number of mats will be available for those who do not have.
Photography: This requires a cellphone or an actual camera if you have one and want to use it. Come with a full battery and an open mind.
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.
Lindsey is joined by four PowerThroughThat practitioners.
Courtney Feldheim is a certified personal trainer, TRX trainer, fitness nutrition coach, and amateur boxer. Formerly a sixth grade teacher and high school sports coach, Courtney transitioned to full-time trainer in 2012 after finding boxing as a healthy outlet for stress.
Mel Freeman is our yoga specialist and certified CYT-200 instructor. A community planner and former executive director of Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Mel turned to yoga when he realized the healing power it held for his mind, body, and spirit. He aims to make yoga accessible for all populations and is excited to share his practice with todays group.
Jon Brack is a freelance photojournalist who specializes in humanitarian and environmental stories. He is often found in geographically isolated locations – working in Nepal after their earthquake, photographing endangered species on Midway Atoll, and shooting panoramas in the ruins of Chernobyl for National Geographic’s website. Jon teaches with Geographic’s Photo Camp program instructing youth around the world in how to tell their stories through photography.
Heather Bradbury joins us as another facilitator today. She is the Director of Masters of Professional Studies Programs at MICA and an alumna of the THNK school of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam. With a background in facilitation, community engagement, and education, Heather is passionate about helping others find and use their inner strengths.