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

Leonard & Tobee Kaplan Supervisory Leadership Program Summer 2018

Jul 16 - Oct 5, 2018

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Full course description


For the All Supervisor Track - Registration is closed - please email to be added to the wait list.


This Course is for:

Hillel professionals who supervise full-time staff.

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Deadline: Early Bird Deadline April 30th. Price goes up to $285 after April 30th. Registration closes June 11th. 

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 July 16-18 (for Executive Directors) / July 18-20 (for all levels) at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL, followed by 5 interactive online sessions.  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. 
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
  • 5 interactive online sessions
  • 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 - Monday, July 16th - Wednesday, July 18th, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL
    • 5 Interactive Online Sessions
      • August 1st, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
      • August 15th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
      • August 29th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
      • September 13th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
      • October 3rd, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
  • Track B - Track for All Other Supervisors

    • In-person - Wednesday, July 18th - Friday, July 20th, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL
    • 5 Interactive Online Sessions
      • August 2nd, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
      • August 16th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
      • August 30th, 12-1:30pm EST / 9-10:30am PST
      • September 13th, 3-4:30pm EST / 12-1:30pm PST
      • October 3rd, 3-4:30pm EST / 12-1:30pm 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 Seth Reder at