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 your leadership 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.
Session Title #1: Best Practices for Program Directors/Middle Managers
Speaker: Dori Denelle, Vice President, Community Consultant and Certified Governance Trainer, JCC Association
Description: Take this 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.
Session Title #2: Managing Conflict
Speaker: Marci Mayer Eisen, MSW, ACC, Director, Millstone Institute/JProStl
Description: Respectful one-on-one relationships and dynamic group meetings create the foundation for a great work environment. Yet, the challenge for many managers is to handle different personalities and opinions. Explore how you can prepare to 1) expect conflict, 2) accept conflict, and use your skills to 3) manage conflict with enthusiasm and optimism. We’ll look at common occurrences in communications and group dynamics and identify ways to respond with confidence to promote understanding, build trust and ensure positive outcomes.
Session Title #3: Driving Revenue Growth through New and Expanded Programming
Speaker: Jordan Shenker, CEO, JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ
Description: How do we identify the right opportunities and markets on which to focus program expansion with an eye towards growing our JCC’s revenue? Learn from Jordan Shenker, CEO of JCC on the Palisades, about his JCC’s experience and learn how this approach might work for you.
Session Title #4: The Silver Thread
Speaker: Beth Garfinkle Hancock, Chizuk Director & Program Manager of JCC LTI
Description: The silver thread of our tasks as JCC leaders and supervisors is how we choose to express Jewish thought in our work. In this session, you will challenge yourself to select Jewish concepts that demonstrate the passion for your work, and to foster the connection between them. Take a first step toward creating Jewish touch points in your work.
Session Title #5: Corporate Partnerships and the JCC: The When, How and Why
Speaker: Michael Rawl, Executive Director, JCC of Youngstown
Description: Michael Rawl, executive director of the JCC in Youngstown, Ohio will lead an eye-opening session on how you can forge dynamic partnerships to the benefit of your community—and your JCC.