Professional Development

Are you a part time, full time or aspiring youth professional?

You play a pivotal role in shaping teens’ Jewish identifies and providing meaningful milestones on their paths to becoming successful and engaged Jewish adults. Through Springboard we are committed to supporting and investing in you! We do this by offering professional development sessions on topics of import to our community, facilitating networking and mentorship opportunities and providing funding for self-development experiences.

Join us as we offer learning experiences in the areas of Jewish Experiential Education, Professional Skill Building and Teen Wellness and Health.

Programs are designed to help you:

  • Increase your skills and competencies so that you are even more valuable to current and future employers
  • Enhance your confidence and competency in creating meaningful and positive Jewish experiences

Employment Law Workshops: COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

We are excited to welcome back Sonya Rosenberg, Partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, for the continuation of our employment law workshop series on the following dates:

Thursday, January 28 from 12:00-1:15 pm CST

Thursday, February 4 at 12:00-1:15 pm CST

Both of these upcoming workshops will address various employment-related considerations and answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, including: 

  • Whether these can, and should, be made mandatory
  • Employers' and employees' related rights and obligations
  • Potential pitfalls for employers in deciding on and implementing their vaccine-related strategy

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
The Technical Assistance Collaborative
Date
January 28th 12PM - 1:15 PM CT and February 4th 12PM - 1:15 PM CT
Register
Learn More Here

Expanding your reach: Recruitment and Tracking with Brett Lubarksy

Join Adam Smith and Brett Lubarsky, Associate Vice President of Young Adult and Teen Engagement and the director of the Jewish Teen Initiative at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Greater Boston's Jewish Federation, as they walk us through the relational engagement model that the CJP Teen Engagement team has developed in Boston to better connect teens to the community's menu of opportunities, as well as what it takes to shift the communal mindset to view teens as part of a larger pipeline and ecosystem of Jewish life and experiences.

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
Date
February 4th 12PM to 1:30 PM CT
Register
Register Here

Expanding Your Reach: Social Media Fundraising

Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your engagement work.  Join colleagues both familiar and new every first Thursday of the month for free workshops and expert-led sessions. All topics were carefully chosen based on research from the field. For more information contact Eliana Radparvar at eliana@teenfundercollaborative.com. 

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
Date
March 4th 12PM - 1:30 PM CT
Register
Register Here

Expanding Your Reach: Managing Up

Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your engagement work. Join colleagues both familiar and new on the first Thursday of each month for free workshops and expert-led sessions. All topics drawn from best practices from the teen initiatives in 10 communities and years of research in the field. Register for the whole series now - You will receive specific topic dates and speaker information in advance. We'll see you soon!

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
Date
April 1 12PM - 1:30 PM CT
Register
Register Here

Expanding Your Reach: Storytelling with Data, Aaron Henne

Introducing a year-long series for youth professionals to fuel your engagement work. Join colleagues both familiar and new on the first Thursday of each month for free workshops and expert-led sessions. All topics drawn from best practices from the teen initiatives in 10 communities and years of research in the field. Register for the whole series now - You will receive specific topic dates and speaker information in advance. We'll see you soon!

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
Date
May 6th 12PM - 1:30 PM CT
Register
Register Here

Jewish Meditation for Calm and Resilience

Drop in for a meditation session, led by an experienced Jewish mindfulness meditation instructor. These sessions will help you develop your ability to pay attention to the present moment, cultivate calmness, practice kindness towards yourself and others, and respond to this difficult moment more wisely and skillfully.

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
JPro
Date
Tuesdays @7:00-7:45 pm Central
Location
https://masterclasses.jpro.org/jpro-online

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    Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

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    Category: Whole Teen Health

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    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

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    Category: Professional Skill Building

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    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Discussing Intersectionality With Teens

    Category: Whole Teen Health

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    Category: Professional Skill Building

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    Category: Professional Skill Building

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    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

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    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

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    Category: Teen Wellness and Health

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    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

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    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

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    Category: Whole Teen Health, Jewish Experiential Education

  • Get Certified in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T)

    Category: Whole Teen Health

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    Category: Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

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    Category: Whole Teen Health

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    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

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  • Brand Israel Presentation

    Category: Professional Skill Building

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    Category: Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • Youth Professionals Co-Working Day

    Category: Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

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