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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 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Board Leadership Institute: Why a School Doesn’t Run Or Change Like a Business

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Introduction from Dr. Marc Kramer, Executive Director, RAVSAK

As the pace of change accelerates, school trustees, especially those who work in the corporate world, can encounter real frustration. Convinced that innovation is vital, eager to help their schools change, they are often amazed by the resistance from faculty and the slow pace of implementation. Examine the unique features of schools that make them less “changeable,” and outline constructive ways to balance continuity and innovation.

Read an article by Rob Evans on "Why a School Doesn't Run or Change Like a Business."

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Robert Evans, Ed.D.

Executive Director, The Human Relations Service
Robert Evans is a clinical and organizational psychologist and the Executive Director of The Human Relations Service in Wellesley, Massachusetts. A former high school and pre-school teacher, and for many years a child and family therapist, he has consulted in more than 1,700 schools throughout the U.S. and internationally, working with teachers, administrators, and boards, and speaks widely at educational conferences. | | He is the author of... Read More →
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Marc Kramer

Executive Director, RAVSAK
Marc Kramer is the Executive Director of RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network. He holds a bachelors degree in Near East and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, an MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work, a masters from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and both a masters and a doctorate from Teachers College- Columbia University. In addition to his work at RAVSAK, Marc is an educational consultant... Read More →

Monday January 20, 2014 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Concourse B

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