JUF | Springboard | Professionals : Professional Development Workshops

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

M2: Intrinsic Motivation

Research tells us that intrinsic motivation is one of the leading factors that drives initiative.  Many believe that you have it or you don't! Recent findings say that it can be sparked, and an educator can play a lead role in motivating their learners.  Over the course of this convening, participants will apply these findings to their practice and design programs that their participants are inclined to attend!

We will be offering three learning opportunities through M2. Each session consists of two day intensive where participants will be exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of experiential Jewish education along with methods for practical application. Professionals are encouraged to join all three intensives but can also opt-in for individual sessions. There will be a charge associated with these program.

Category
Experiential Education
Date
October 18-19
Register
SarinaGerson@juf.org

What Happens After The Holidays?

High holiday prep and holiday programming are consuming and exhausting. For Jewish youth professionals it occupies much of our headspace during the first quarter of the year but what happens after? How do we follow up, follow through and launch the "real" work of the year. This session will focus on how to transition from the holiday season to the rest of the programming year and how to keep growing as a Jewish educator.

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
Ali Drumm, Director of Informal Education, NSS Beth El
Date
Tuesday, November 14
Register
SarinaGerson@juf.org

M2: The Learner/User Experience

How do we create the most stimulating and memorable experiences for learners? This convening introduces learners to ways to reshape environment & space and stimulate senses to impact learner growth. Alongside the presentation of key theories, the seminar will include local site visits to see first-hand the impact of creating spaces for their learners.

We will be offering three learning opportunities through M2. Each session consists of two day intensive where participants will be exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of experiential Jewish education along with methods for practical application. Professionals are encouraged to join all three intensives but can also opt-in for individual sessions. There will be a charge associated with these program.

Category
Experiential Education
Date
December 12-13
Register
SarinaGerson@juf.org

M2: Group Formation

The group will explore Bruce Tuckman's group development stages, enabling group members to reflect upon their own experiences and learn from them, so that they can more intentionality achieve high group functionality within their work.

We will be offering three learning opportunities through M2. Each session consists of two day intensive where participants will be exposed to the theoretical underpinnings of experiential Jewish education along with methods for practical application. Professionals are encouraged to join all three intensives but can also opt-in for individual sessions. There will be a charge associated with these program.

Category
Experiential Education
Date
January 30-31
Register
SarinaGerson@juf.org

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