Jewish Leadership 2.0, written by Dr. Erica Brown, is an eight module curriculum focused on practical leadership skill development that includes Jewish texts to frame and inspire the conversation. Utilizing case studies and other leadership exercises, the modules are designed to give lay leaders a focused time to learn, network and be challenged in the presence of like-minded individuals who can help them reflect on their own leadership obstacles and opportunities.
Jewish Leadership 2.0, currently offered exclusively through the Yesod program of the Jewish Federation of North America, aims to support communities and communal organizations in their quest to encourage excellent volunteer leadership. Bringing this course to a community is an investment in the development of individuals with leadership potential in order to build sustainable volunteer leadership as well as solid and empowering succession plans.
Like all courses of the Florence Melton School of Jewish Learning, Jewish Leadership 2.0 encourages the active participation of every adult learner in the room in an atmosphere of respect and sensitivity to the multiple voices present. The instructors are facilitators of meaningful conversations that help participants to create a learning community through shared language, open-ended questions, compassion and friendship. The modules include videos and advance readings so that participants can consider the central ideas prior to each session and come prepared for classroom discussions.