Professional Development

Are you a part time, full time or aspiring youth professional?

You play a pivotal role in shaping teens’ Jewish identifies and providing meaningful milestones on their paths to becoming successful and engaged Jewish adults. Through Springboard we are committed to supporting and investing in you! We do this by offering professional development sessions on topics of import to our community, facilitating networking and mentorship opportunities and providing funding for self-development experiences.

Join us as we offer learning experiences in the areas of Jewish Experiential Education, Professional Skill Building and Teen Wellness and Health.

Programs are designed to help you:

  • Increase your skills and competencies so that you are even more valuable to current and future employers
  • Enhance your confidence and competency in creating meaningful and positive Jewish experiences

Intersectionality Workshop

The session will cover: what the deal is with "intersectionality," why you keep hearing about it, and how it is both useful and limiting in social justice work; how are we affected and how it impacts the populations we serve; and an introduction to tools and resources we can use to start conversation about the communities to which we belong and with which we identify. 

Category
Whole Teen Health
Led by
Stephanie Goldfarb, Program Director, Youth Philanthropy and Leadership
Date
January 4, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Sketchpad (4700 N. Ravenswood, Suite B, Chicago, IL 60640)
Register
email Springboard@juf.org

Evaluation 101 Webinar

How do you know what your programs are accomplishing? How can you learn to have an even bigger impact next time? Even if you are not ready to take on robust evaluation, this webinar will give you tools that you can adapt to your program's context. From generating program outcomes to writing good survey questions, you will learn how to measure your programs' impact and work toward continuous improvement.

 

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
Rosov Consulting
Date
December 19, 10:30-11:30am
Location
webinar
Register
https://rosov.zoom.us/j/770130792

PARENTING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Jewish Camp and The Value of a Screen-Free Summer

Screens are everywhere these days, and always seem to be in front of our children's eyes. Beyond the ubiquitous games and videos, children are exposed to social media at younger and younger ages. As new research emerges on the impact of social media on the developing brain, many parents are asking, "How can I balance the importance and hazards of technology for my child, and how can I help my child develop friendships, skills, knowledge and curiosity beyond the screen?"

In this interactive session, a panel of experts will help parents find answers to their questions and highlight one of the best tools the Jewish community has to offer children and families: Jewish camps and a summer away from screens. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to speak with staff from several Midwest Jewish overnight camps. Parents of children ages 8-18 and Chicago area Jewish Youth Professionals are invited to attend this free event.

Light refreshments will be served, and attendees will be able to win copies of some of the panelists' favorite parenting books.

Category
Whole Teen Health
Led by
Panelists include: Tracey Lipsig Kite Jewish Child and Family Services Becky Altman Beber Camp Dana Hirt Parenting Educator and Coach
Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location
Moadon Kol Chadash 2464 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Register
http://juf.org/springboard/parenting.aspx

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