The Adult Job Track, representing JCC professionals working with a broad range of adult populations, will provide opportunities to explore a variety of ways to engage adults in meaningful programming and purposeful activities at your JCC. Sessions will include interactive discussions and presentations around everything from innovative programs being piloted around the country to re-imagining how we develop and market our programs, with a particular focus on the huge and growing numbers of baby boomer and senior adults age 55+. The Adult Job Track is your chance to learn from national experts, share best practices and network with your colleagues.
Adult Job Track Leader: Andy Paller, Vice President, Community Consultant | Director of Benchmarking, Strategic Performance
Develops and coordinates JCC Excellence: The Benchmarking Project. Presents reports and consults with JCCs based on an analysis of the data and findings gathered through the Benchmarking Project.
Adult Job Track Sessions
Nuts & Bolts – Learning from Each Other
Sunday, 1:45 – 3:45 pm
Andy Paller, Vice President, Community Consultant | Director of Benchmarking, Strategic Performance, JCC Association
Adult Track Participants
We will begin the Adult Job Track sharing individual successes and frustrations, discussing the challenges and opportunities serving different adult populations in our JCCs, and identifying strategies for increasing impact and success.
JCCs Break New Ground with Jewish-Focused Aging Mastery Program Pilot
Monday, 2:15 – 5:30 pm
James Firman, EdD, President and CEO, National Council on Aging, Washington, DC
Be among the first to hear about the early results of a pilot program launched this fall in six JCCs called the Jewish-Focused Aging Mastery Program (JAMP) and how your JCC can benefit.
Understanding Who We Serve and Effectively Communicating the Benefits We Offer – Learning from AARP
Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm
Barbara Shipley, Senior Vice President, Brand Integration, AARP, Washington, DC
In 2013 AARP dramatically changed both its public face and the programs and services it offered to adults age 50 and older. In this session, led by the professional who was the architect of this revitalized brand platform and their Real Possibilities programming, you will learn about how to apply these strategies in your own program design and communications.
The Art of the Listen: Connect to Succeed
Wednesday, 10:15 – 12:00 pm
Jan Sparrow, A & S Global Management Consulting
Building positive relationships with staff, lay leaders, partners, and our extended communities is crucial for our professional success. “Connect to Succeed” is a proven four-step process that individuals can use to build strong positive relationships to better understand, and then influence others. This process can be used with staff, lay leaders and even our own families. Jan Sparrow will work with us on the art of connection and skillful listening; giving us the tools we need to return to our communities and revitalize our most critical professional relationships.