Developing New Leaders

For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone... You shall also seek out from among all the people those who are capable and who fear God...  Let them share the burden with you.
Exodus 18:18; 21–22

To strengthen your congregation as you identify and train a pipeline of competent and engaged future leaders, the URJ has developed the Emerging Leaders Resource, which can serve as the basis of a congregational leadership development program.

The resource includes an implementation guide and 11 modules, all developed through the lens of Jewish texts and values. The topics covered in the URJ Emerging Leaders Resource are: introduction to congregational leadership; learning about your congregational community; congregational mission, vision, and values; Reform Judaism; personal leadership style; leadership skills; congregational governance; financial responsibility of congregational leaders; being a congregational ambassador; goal setting; and social justice.

Members of URJ congregations can access the URJ Emerging Leaders Resource in The Tent.

Training Opportunities for Facilitators

The URJ hosted training webinars for leaders who serve as the facilitators of their congregational leadership development programs and want to use the URJ Emerging Leaders Resource as the basis of their curriculum. Watch the recording of our most recent webinar.