Through the Millstone Leadership Initiatives, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is offering a three-part series on Elevating Skills for Community Leadership open to all Board members, professionals, and volunteer leaders at Jewish organizations. The purpose of this series is to provide opportunities for staff and volunteer leaders to explore skills to help them find resilience and avoid burnout, reimagine communications in an age of rapid innovation, and redefine philanthropy and sustainable fundraising.

The series kicks off with organizational culture expert Faun Zarge on March 29, 2022 from noon to 1:30 pm CST. At this session, participants will be given tools for staying energized in their work, and learn strategies for setting realistic expectations, communicating boundaries, and navigating change.

Marketing and communications professionals Keith Alper and Patty Bloom will lead the series’ second session on April 7, 2022 from noon to 1 pm CST, which will feature a conversation about marketing trends, barriers to innovation in communication, and how to meet your market where they’re really at.

A panel discussion focused on national perspectives and candid conversations on Jewish philanthropy and the future of fundraising will close out the series on April 26, 2022 from noon to 1 pm CST. The panel will be moderated by Steven Rosenblum (Washington University in St. Louis and Past Board President of Crown Center for Senior Living) and panelists include Serena Young (HUC-JIR), Dirk Bird (JFNA), and Bailey Nakelsky (Hillel International).

All sessions will be held virtually over Zoom. For more information and to register, go to Contact Marla Guggenheimer at 314-442-3764 or MGuggenheimer with questions.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Millstone Leadership Initiatives supports the work of our Jewish community by engaging volunteer leaders and professionals through training, networks and networking, resource sharing, and individualized coaching.

This series is made possible by Mont and Karen Levy, and the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.