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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Monday, January 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Board Leadership Institute Workshops: Block 1

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Board Leadership participants will choose one session to attend.

  • What’s Your Magic Mix? The Art of Board Composition (Midway Room)

Adina Kanefield, Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital / RAVSAK

Have you thought about who should be serving on your board?  Is your governance committee tasked with filling your board with good people or the right people? This workshop will help you identify the skills, demographics, and other qualities that will compose your board’s ideal matrix and will consider where you can find the right people and recruit them into your service.
  • Middle Income Affordability Programs: Can you afford NOT to have one? (Logan Room)

Dan Perla, The AVI CHAI Foundation & Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, Jewish Funders Network

This session is based on JFN’s recently released publication “A Funders Guide to Jewish Day School Financial Affordability and Sustainability”. The session will explore the pros and cons of the middle income programs which currently exist, both at the school-level as well as at the community level. The session will ask participants to consider the needs and objectives of their own schools and the context of both their schools and communities in creating and implementing a middle income tuition program.

  • Comparing Corporate and School Culture: A boards-eye view (Concourse B)

Jonathan Cannon, Educannon Consulting

There are elements of school culture that are unique and understanding these can be complex and frustrating for lay leaders who are often familiar with other organizational cultures. Some aspects of this culture create a challenging environment for school change. However, there are opportunities to harness aspects of the culture in order to create positive energy. This session will explore some of these elements and explore how the board can play a supportive role in maximizing the success of the Head of School in this important context.

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Jonathan Cannon

Lead Consultant, EduCannon Consulting
Having just completed his 20th year as a School Head and recognized as one of the preeminent educators in the field, Jonathan’s reputation has been built by the success of the schools that he led; most recently the internationally renowned Charles E, Smith Jewish Day School in Greater Washington, from which Jonathan retired in July 2013 after 12 years at the helm.   Jonathan is known for his compassion, his strategic thinking, his... Read More →
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Tzivia Schwartz Getzug

Jewish Funders Network
Tzivia Schwartz Getzug is the director of the West Coast office of JFN, where she creates opportunities for network members to connect, to engage and to strengthen and leverage theirphilanthropic work. She practiced labor and business law for several years before becoming the Western states counsel for the Anti-Defamation League. Next, she served as the community liaison on DreamWorks Animation’s first animated film, The Prince of Egypt... Read More →
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Adina Kanefield

Director of Institutional Advancement, Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital
Adina Kanefield joined the senior administration team of the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital (JPDS-NC) in January 2009 as the Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement, and recently began transitioning to her own consulting practice focusing on the nonprofit sector, particularly independent school and small non-profit advancement.  Previously, she served as a board member at JPDS-NC where she chaired a... Read More →
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Dan Perla

Program Officer, Day School Finance, The AVI CHAI Foundation
Dan Perla is a program officer in day school finance at the AVI CHAI Foundation. In this role, Dan oversees ongoing grant programs geared toward improving the financial viability of day schools. Through research, networking and collaborating with grantees, Dan also works on developing creative new initiatives to strengthen day school finances and increasing day school affordability. | | Dan spent nearly 18 years in the financial world. He worked... Read More →

Monday January 20, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
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