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November 1 & November 9, 2011- Strategic Planning: Solutions for Today; Goals for Tomorrow

Join this webinar to learn how strategic planning can provide goals for the long term success of your congregation; learn how it can also help you grapple with the critical issues facing your congregation today.

Rob BerkovitzDebbie JosephDoes strategic planning consistently fall to the bottom of your Board of Directors' priority list? Are there just too many short term problems needing immediate attention -- financial problems, membership decline, disengagement ....?

Congregations come to the strategic planning process at different moments – when engaged in rabbinic transition, when planning significant capital expenditures, when embarking on an endowment or other campaign, when facing division and discord. This webinar is for everyone involved in any step of the strategic planning process, including those who are just thinking about getting started.

This webinar will consist of two separate sessions. The first is for everyone. It will be facilitated by three URJ North American Board members who have been congregational presidents and chairpersons of strategic planning committees - Dan Raas, Lois Rubin and Norm Yanofsky. They will be joined by URJ specialists Debbie Joseph (Governance/Leadership Development/Strategic Planning) and Rob Berkovitz (Finance).

The second sessions, following up on the first, webinar will be separate for leaders of small, medium and large congregations who want to learn from others in similar size congregations. These webinars will have limited attendance and will be offered on first-come, first-served basis during the week of December 4. Please email Debbie Joseph at to reserve your spot in one of these interactive dialogues. Debbie will be joined by URJ Congregational Representatives Merry Lugasy (Small congregations) and Karen Sirota (Large congregations).

There will also be a Learning Session and an informal discussion group at the URJ Biennial on December 14-18, 2011 to continue the strategic planning conversation. More information to follow.

Title: Strategic Planning: Solutions for Today; Goals for Tomorrow
Date: Tuesday. November 1, 2011 & Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time: 8 - 9 PM EST/12 – 1 PM EST

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