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

2020 Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Population Study Presentation

The long-awaited 2020 Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Population Study is complete, and we look forward to sharing the results with you. The population study provides a valuable starting point for conversations about programming and planning for the coming years.  We hope you can join us on November 9th at 12:30pm for this virtual session. A calendar card with the Zoom link will be shared shortly prior to the event. 

Category
Professional Skill Building
Led by
Sabrina Townsend, Assistant Vice-President of Evaluation & Quality Improvement, JUF
Date
November 9th, 12:30-1:30pm
Location
virtual
Register
Register Here

The Secret Lives of Teens: What Every Teen Serving Professional Should Know

Teenagers carry a secret life into the classroom. Scott Fried, a popular HIV+ speaker who has touched over a million people through his lectures, humanitarian work and publications, explains the sometimes painful and potentially destructive secrets thousands of teens have shared with him and the methods they use to survive adolescence. He also explores the reasons for self-destructive behaviors, the realities of teen sexual behavior, including sexting and social media and techniques for adults to create a healthy dialogue with teens about their secret lives.

This program is being led by Matt Rissien, Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Jeremiah. Any questions can be directed to him at matt@templejeremiah.org. This program will take place in-person, indoors and masks must be worn at all times other than while eating or drinking. A free boxed lunch will be provided following discussion.  

Category
Whole Teen Health
Led by
Scott Fried
Date
November 5, 10:30-11:45am
Location
Temple Jeremiah (937 N Happ Road, Northfield, IL)
Register
RSVP Required, Space Limited

Funder Collaborative Beit Midrash with The Jewish Studio Project

Join Springboard and the Funder Collaborative  for connection and learning with the innovative leaders of the Jewish Studio Project .   This engaging networking opportunity will offer participants a chance to lean into the intersection of creativity, teen education, leadership and the messages of Hanukkah. 

  *You are invited to this workshop because are part of one of the ten Funder Collaborative communities. All ten communities will be represented on this call

Category
Jewish Experiential Education
Led by
The Jewish Studio Project
Date
December 1, 12:00-1:30
Location
virtual (link provided upon RSVP)
Register
Register Here

Creating Welcoming Education Spaces for Jews of Color

What does it mean to create a welcoming space and how do you know if you've achieved your goal? In this sessiom we will have an opportunity to hear from Jews of Color in our community about their experiences in Jewish programs. We will also explore how best to have difficult conversations about inclusion by working through specific scenarios and determining the best ways to respond. 

Category
Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health
Led by
Beckee Birger, Program Director, Teen Philanthropy and Leadership
Date
January 11, 10:30-12:00
Location
virtual
Register
Link provided upon RSVP

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Springboard is pleased to partner with the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative to offer an opportunity to become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  Youth Mental Health First Aiders will learn how to distinguish between typical adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges most common to young people: anxiety, depression, eating or substance use disorders, and the impact of social media and bullying. Walk away with strategies for self-care and a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. This 6.5 hour virtual course is a mix of self-paced learning and Instructor-led workshops. Certification is valid for three years. Email Beth Lipschutz at beth@teenfundercollaborative.com if you'd like to participate.     

Category
Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building
Led by
The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
Register
Email Beth Lipschutz to participate

Archives

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • The Educator's Digital Toolbox: Jewish Educational Technology Initiative

    Category: Professional Development

  • Conversation about Teens and Antisemitism

    Category: Professional Development

  • Open Space Lunch

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

  • Ayal Beer: Viewing Israeli Society and Culture Through the Lens of Children's Literature

    Category: Professional Development

  • Springboard Screening of Eighth Grade

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Webinar: Generation Now, Moving from Research to Action

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Intro to Snapchat and Instagram

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Evaluation 101 for Youth Professionals

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Discussing Intersectionality With Teens

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Amplifying Programs Using Paid Ads

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Event Marketing For Youth Professionals

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Israel Education: What We Should Be Talking About

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • M2 Chicago Cohort

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Understanding Mental Health

    Category: Teen Wellness and Health

  • Strategies and Tools to Help Make Day and Overnight Camps More Inclusive for Individuals with Disabilities

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

  • Strategies to Manage Behavior in the Religious School Classroom

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

  • Connecting Prayer, Mindfulness and Spirituality

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Jewish Experiential Education

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

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Making Mensches: Playing with Values and Virtues

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • PARENTING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Jewish Camp and The Value of a Screen-Free Summer

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Exploring Israeli Society and Culture Through Israeli Children's Literature

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Ta'am Chicago Community Meeting

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  • Brand Israel Presentation

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Designing from the Heart

    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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