Federation communities have the opportunity to select one of two available curricula to be taught to their cohort. Both Curricula were written by Dr. Erica Brown and feature eight modules of instruction, with focus shared equally between personal and organizational leadership skill training. 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.
Like all courses of the Florence Melton School of Jewish Learning, The Yesod Program encourages the active participation of every adult learner in the room in an atmosphere of respect and sensitivity to the multiple voices present.
Curriculum 1, Yesod I: Jewish Leadership 2.0, features central themes about personal and organizational leadership.
Table of Contents
Module 1: Ha-Derekh le’Manhigut — Your Personal Journey to Leadership
Module 2: Mi Hu Manhig? — On the Difference between Power and Influence
Module 3: Tzmicha MiKishalon — Growing from Failure
Module 4: Hadrachat Acherim — Mentoring and Growing Others
Module 5: Hazon — Nurturing Vision
Module 6: Shinui — Effective Change Management
Module 7: Tikshoret — Inspired Communication
Module 8: Tzinor le-Manhigut — Creating a Leadership Pipeline