Come join other staff and lay leaders from URJ congregations throughout North America at Social Media Boot
Camp, a year-long program focused on social
media tools and strategies. You and your cohorts will learn how to align your work for success in
the networked age. The three pillars of the Social Media Boot
Join us online for a series
of 12 webinar trainings to build skills, expand your toolbox, and
advance your work. Well offer three tracks throughout the year to help
advance beginners and experts alike, including:
Intro to social media tools
Strategic use of common tools
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All webinars will be recorded so you can replay them at anytime. Design your own learning plan, or come to everything!
Beyond trainings and coaching sessions, well also offer opportunities for more informal learning and sharing together.
OPEN OFFICE HOURS are webinars where Darim consultants will answer
your questions or give you feedback. Anyone can ask questions, listen
to what others are thinking, share experiences, and schmooze. You can
sign up in advance or just spontaneously drop in. The conversation
revolves around whomever shows up!
SHAREFESTS! are a time for
sharing our work with one another, giving feedback and learning from the
community. Well host four Sharefest! webinars throughout 2012,
featuring presentations from two-three congregations on each.
Sharefests! are open and casual. The presenters will feature their work,
and may ask you for help to solve problems or explain how they tackled a
Coaching & Consulting Grants
Learning to work
in new ways is a challenge, and you can use all the support you can
get. To help you develop creative and rich uses of social media, the
URJ and Darim Online will be offering grants to up to 10 congregations
to support their work with Darim Online consultants. Applications
coaching grants will be awarded in two waves for the Spring and Summer
2012. Learn more »
Cost to Participate?
NONE! Zip, zilch. The
URJ is committed to helping member congregations thrive in the 21st
century, which includes knowing how to use social media tools in
strategic and goal-oriented ways. Thanks to their support, the webinar
program is open to those affiliated with the URJ at no cost. The
consulting grants will cover the majority of the consulting costs,
though congregations will be asked to contribute a nominal fee.
FACEBOOK GROUP will provide a home base where participants can connect
with one another, ask questions, share knowledge, and experience the
community building potential of this particular tool. Join us at http://www.facebook.com/groups/urjbootcamp/
Join the conversation on Twitter. Use the hashtag #URJbootcamp
to connect with other URJ congregations diving into social media. Are
you posting videos on YouTube, photos on Flickr, or presentations on
SlideShare? Use #URJbootcamp in the tags there too! Are you thinking
to yourself, what the heck is a hashtag? Then youll want to make
sure to show up at our Twitter webinar thats what its for!