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Wiener Educational Center

For more information or to be placed on our e-vite list, please contact the Wiener Educational Center at wienercenter@ujafedny.org or 1.212.836.1624 or 1.212.836.1603.

Leading Change Through Influence and Persuasion

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For professionals responsible for leading change efforts.

Learning to lead and manage change effectively is an essential skill for all professionals. This workshop offers an overview of the ways in which you can break the victim/villain paradigm, identify allies for change, and successfully lead and/or implement change.

Fundraising for Non-Fundraisers

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For managers.

If you’ve been called upon to participate in the fundraising efforts of your organization, this workshop will provide you with basic tools for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donor relationships.

Program Budget Management

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For managers with budget oversight.

Through the use of a case study, this hands-on workshop on program budgeting will enhance participants’ understanding of the resources needed to create a program or service.

Fostering an Energized Workplace

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For managers and executive staff.

Learn the specific steps necessary to develop an energized workplace, identify practical opportunities to change behaviors, boost your organization or work group, and lead your employees to greater well-being and productivity.

Leading Green: Creating a Sustainable Future for the Jewish Community and Beyond

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For professionals and lay leaders.

Come celebrate the amazing successes of leaders in the field of environmental sustainability and hear about the best practices of a number of the 55 Jewish organizations, synagogues, and schools that have participated in Hazon’s Jewish Greening Fellowship over the past six years. You’ll walk away with practical steps to take your greening initiatives to the next level.

Strategic Storytelling to Recruit and Inspire Donors and Volunteers

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For fundraisers, volunteer managers, and lay leaders.

Yes, back by popular demand! If you need to tell a compelling story that makes your organizational mission and vision sing, this workshop will help you begin to create just such a story.

Communicating With Challenging People

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For supervisors.

This workshop will help you understand the behaviors that push your buttons. You’ll walk away with strategies and specific action steps for skillfully communicating with a variety of challenging personality types.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Created Equal: Men, Women, and the Ethics of Shared Leadership

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For professionals and members of organization or synagogue boards.

This program offers a terrific opportunity to learn with Yehuda Kurtzer and other staff of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America as you explore common power structures and patterns of influence in the American Jewish community through traditional Jewish text study.

Leader as Facilitator

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For professionals responsible for leading teams, committees, or ad hoc groups.

Successful leaders have refined facilitation skills and know when and how to employ them in both the short term at meetings and in longer-term processes with staff or boards. In this introduction to facilitation skills, you’ll explore the facilitator’s role and how one designs an effective facilitation.

Executive Presence for Women in Leadership

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For executive staff.

In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll explore and understand the challenges that women executives face in the workplace and the role of confidence, power, and influence in becoming a more successful leader.