The Program Directors/Middle Managers track at the Professionals Conference is designed for those who supervise several full-time professionals and/or departments and are part of their JCC’s executive/senior management team. Learning from top presenters, and peer-to-peer sharing, participants will come away with a better understanding of how to balance direction from those above you with the needs of those you supervise. How do you interpret policy and carry out your JCCs strategic priorities through others? When do you get your own projects done? We will explore our roles as leader, coach, mentor, change-agent and innovator.
Program Directors/Middle Managers Job Track Leader: Dori Denelle, Vice President, Community Consultant and Certified Governance Trainer
Provides primary consultation services to JCCs. BoardSource certified governance trainer. Works with all JCC boards on assessment, board and lay leadership development. Directs the Esther Leah Ritz Emerging JCC Leaders Institute.
Program Directors/Middle Managers Job Track Sessions
Best Practices for Program Directors/Middle Managers
Sunday, 1:45 – 3:45 pm
Dori Denelle, Vice President, Community Consultant and Certified Governance Trainer, JCC Association
An opportunity to meet your colleagues in our job track and learn about best practices for staff “in the middle.” Create networking opportunities at the conference and beyond.
Influencing Others for Success
Monday, 2:15 – 3:45 pm
Jan Sparrow, President ASGMC, Inc.
Are you a “super-doer” who spends more time “doing” than managing? What are the needs of your team and each direct report? Do you consider it your responsibility to meet those needs? What are your supervisor’s expectations of you? What are your organizational priorities? Are you aligned with them? And how can you get anything else done with all this to think about? Learn practical strategies for managing in the middle.
Building a Culture of Innovation and Excellence
Monday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Casey Conrad, President at Communication Consultants, WBS, Inc.
Now that we’ve learned how to manage everyone’s expectations, how do we inspire our staff towards innovation and excellence? What does it take to be ahead of the curve in today’s competitive environment and how do we get our staff to buy in?
Using Strategy to Shape Leadership and Culture Change
Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm
Alan Sataloff, CEO, JCC Chicago
Knowing how to think strategically and execute accordingly can elevate your performance leaps and bounds as a leader. Learning how to be more strategic in your daily work can also smooth the path forward as you realize how to plan for different scenarios and navigate change without losing sight of your goals. Building on what we’ve learned so far, see a real life example to create a culture of success.
Wednesday, 10:15 – 12:00 pm
You asked for more networking time with your colleagues – this is it! In a structured format, learn about JCC programs that are best in class and how they might be implemented in your JCC. Focus on what we will take back to our JCCs.