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Katz Innovation: Start with the End: Imagining Your Impact is a Course

Katz Innovation: Start with the End: Imagining Your Impact

Ended May 22, 2018


Full course description

Full Description:
You can get anywhere if you wander long enough. What if you don't have the time, financial resources, or patience to wander? What if Jewish life is changing fast - and you want to make an impact, now? In this workshop, we'll explore strong goal statements, the difference between strategic impact and basic accomplishments, and start to develop evaluative thinking. 

Course Meets:
  • Online
    • Tuesday, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT / 10:00am - 11:00am PDT 
This Course is for:
Any Hillel professional looking for innovative strategies for student engagement and models for a high-quality user experience.

Instructor Bio:
Beth Cousens is the Associate Vice President, Jewish Education and Engagement, JFNA. Beth joined The Jewish Federations of North America to launch the Jewish Education and Engagement Office in July 2015.

Beth works with leaders in Jewish education and in Jewish life to help organizations meet the opportunities and challenges of Jewish life and education in the 21st century. Her focus on partnership, creative and relevant Jewish educational ideas, and strategic thinking have helped her to be a respected voice in this field.

As Associate Vice President at Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, she launched the department of Organizational Learning and invigorated the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience, creating new initiatives and setting new priorities within Hillel. In the planning department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, she was responsible for launching change projects in congregational education, Jewish overnight camping, and teen participation in Jewish life. As an independent consultant to local and national Jewish organizations in a variety of areas, she led large pieces of strategic research that helped clients make difficult decisions and establish new directions for their work.
The author of numerous articles and research publications about Jewish life and living, Beth has a PhD in Jewish education from Brandeis University and was the recipient of a Wexner Graduate Fellowship. She holds an MSW from the University of Maryland and an MA in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University; she received each degree through the Baltimore Institute for Jewish Communal Service. She graduated from the University of Michigan's Residential College. Raised outside Detroit, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.

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