It is not uncommon to find that a congregation lacks new leaders under development to succeed current leaders when their terms of service end. Cultivation and training of new leaders requires advance planning, training and experience. This session will address how to create a well-functioning congregational leadership development committee that will support current leaders and cultivate leaders for the future. It will also generally address the kinds of training that can support a congregational governance system and its leaders to function most successfully.
You can listen to the audio recording of this call by clicking here: http://jrf.org/node/2603
Carol Feder is an Independent organization development consultant with focus on working with non-profit organizations including many Jewish local and national organizations. Carol received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania., an M.S.W. from Catholic University, and an M.S. in Organizational Development from American University. Carol is a founding member of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD, where she has held many offices including Chair of first Capital Campaign and most recently, immediate past co-president, and is a founding member of the Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington. She is a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Chair of Leadership Development and Nominating Committee at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Carol and her husband Jack have three grown children including a daughter who has been a camper and staff member of Camp JRF for the past six summers.
Rabbi Nancy Epstein (RRC '06) is the Director of Congregational Relations for the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF). Nancy has worked with communities for over 30 years, holding positions of leadership in the areas of community organizing, nonprofit management, public policy, legislation and advocacy. She is trained in systems-centered approaches to organizational development and as a mediator of interpersonal and complex policy disputes and has served as a consultant to professional associations, not-for-profit organizations, universities, and national foundations. In addition to her role at JRF, Rabbi Epstein serves as an Associate Professor of Community Health at the Drexel University School of Public Health.