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Leonard & Tobee Kaplan Supervisory Leadership Program Fall 2018 is a Course

Leonard & Tobee Kaplan Supervisory Leadership Program Fall 2018

Ended Dec 13, 2018

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Full course description


This Course is for:

Hillel professionals who supervise full-time staff.

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Deadline: Early Bird Deadline September 28. Price goes up to $285 after September 28

Full Description:
Skillful supervision matters! This cohort-based course, designed and led by leadership trainer Leslie Sholl Jaffe, will give you skills that are applicable to supervision, team building and your relationships outside your Hillel work, and that drive improved individual and organizational performance and results.  Next course launches with a 3-day in-person gathering at Texas Hillel In Austin October 16 - 18, followed by 3 interactive online sessions and concluding at HIGA in Denver.  If there is more than 1 person at your Hillel with supervisory responsibilities, we encourage 2 supervisors from the same Hillel to join the program. Participants must supervise full time staff. Hillel U will cover costs for the 3-day retreat as well as other course costs. Your Hillel is responsible for covering the cost for you to attend HIGA. 
By enrolling in this course, you agree to the time commitment below - attendance is mandatory for all in-person and online sessions. 

Course components include:

  • 3-day in-person gathering
  • 3 interactive online sessions
  • In-person gathering at HIGA
  • Pre-work and post-work assignments for each session
  • Bi-weekly meetings/calls with chavruta (study partner)

Course Meets:

  • Track A - Executive Director Track

    • In-person gathering
      • Tuesday October 16 - 18 Austin, TX
      • Monday, December 10th at HIGA in Denver, CO
    • 3 Interactive Online Sessions
    • October 30th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
    • November 13th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
    • November 27th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
  • Track B - Track for All Other Supervisors

    • In-person gathering
      • Tuesday October 16 - 18 Austin, TX
      • Monday, December 10th at HIGA in Denver, CO
    • 3 Interactive Online Sessions
    • October 31st, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
    • November 14th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
    • November 28th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST

Instructor Bio:
Leslie Sholl Jaffe has worked in the arena of transformational development for 30 years. Her experience in consulting and training has traversed for-profit businesses as well as the nonprofit world and social justice work. Her expertise is in managing whole system change; leadership development; training design and facilitation; effective communication; expert meeting facilitation; and coaching for personal and professional development.

For the last 17 years Leslie has been a senior trainer/consultant with the Rockwood Leadership Institute, helping to develop their trainings as well as their cadre of highly skilled facilitators.  In collaboration with Bend the ARC a Jewish Partnership for Justice, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Rockwood, Leslie has been the senior trainer and curriculum designer for the Selah Leadership Program; and working closely with The Jewish Federation of NY, Leslie leads their John Ruskay Fellows, Rockwood Art of Leadership program. 

Leslie has been an associate with the Stratton Consulting Group since 1988 (previously ARC International), where she worked with a diverse set of clients ranging from ATT to the Donna Karan Company.  She was, for 10 years one of the chief architects and trainers for “Leadership at Chase”, an executive leadership development program at JPMorganChase.  Her most recent work with them was for Bayer Health Care at a meeting of their top 100 leaders from around the world. 

Leslie’s current consulting practice work includes (but is not limited to): The Human Rights Campaign, an organization committed to equal rights for the LGBTQ community; Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, an organization committed to improving the lives of working men and women; Exponent Philanthropy, a DC based, national organization that guides ‘small-staffed’ foundations; The Joint Distribution Committee, Entwine – working to build the next generation of Jewish philanthropists through education and service learning; and Hillel International, Hillel U – a newly launched professional development initiative to ensure Hillel Professionals have the skills they need to best serve their students.

Leslie lives in Austin, Texas with her husband David.  They have two grown children, Dara who lives in Los Angeles CA, and Gary who lives in Brooklyn NY. 

Participation in all Hillel U offerings should be agreed upon by the participant and their supervisor (unless the participant is a director)

Questions? Please contact Julie Greengard at