Before a congregational lay leader, such as a board president or committee/project chair, delegates to others, an appropriate structure, clear goals and satisfactory lines of communication need to be in place in the congregation. This session will explore these key elements along with the importance of engaging people with the right skills and talents for appropriate positions and cultivating them as potential new leaders for the congregation. The basics of what to delegate, to whom, when and how to follow up successfully will also be addressed.
Carol Feder is an independent organization development consultant with a focus working with non-profit organizations, including many Jewish local and national organizations. She is a founding member of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD, where she has held many offices including chair of the first Capital Campaign and most recently, immediate past co-president. She is a member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Chair of Leadership Development and the Nominating Committee at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.