Learn more about this exciting new platform, where Reform congregational leaders connect with colleagues and peers who have similar concerns, interests and responsibilities.
What do Reform congregations across North America have in common – whether they’re large or small, in cities or in rural areas, across the map?
They all need to adopt 21st-century governance models, starting with their boards. In her recent piece, “The 4 Best Principles of Congregation Governance,” Amy Asin, the Union for Reform Judaism’s vice president of Strengthening Congregation, wrote, “Congregations will look different in 10-15 years, so it's important that leaders work to actively create their future.”
Recognizing this critical need, the URJ will offer congregations across the continent the unique opportunity to learn together and network with other congregational leaders – no matter where they’re located.
On October 28th, the URJ Day of Leadership Learning: Finding the Joy in Board Service will take place simultaneously in multiple locations across four time zones, teaching congregational leaders to cultivate their boards to be productive, motivated, and joyful (yes, joyful!). Each location-specific event will be hosted by a URJ Community lay leadership team, with the help of URJ staff, and will run the exact same program.
Joan Garry, noted non-profit consultant and author of Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy, will be the key presenter for the day; her practice focuses on building strong board and leadership teams. Technology will enable Garry to stream into the event’s various host sites throughout the day to share her wisdom and spark discussion.
This year’s Day of Leadership Learning is intended for executive committee members, clergy, and professional staff (or their equivalents) from congregations of all sizes. We encourage congregational leadership team to attend this learning opportunity together.
To attend the URJ Day of Leadership Learning: Finding the Joy in Board Service at any of the locations below, register through October 25th. Attendance is $10 per person.
We hope to see you at one of our many locations on October 28th!
(*To register for the locations with the (*) symbol - contact Jenny Bernhard).
Follow and use the hashtag #URJJoyfulBoards for event updates and conversations in The Tent and on social media.