Leadership in Times of Change

We have been living in a world of continual change.  Yet, we are the inheritors of an ancient tradition.  As professional and lay leaders, how do we chart a path toward a vibrant future imbued with the wisdom of our tradition and responsive to the challenges of today? Below are resources to help anyone who wishes to lead us into that inspiring future.

Gatherings, Podcasts & Webinars

JPRO Masterclass
Digital Fundraising: From Good to Greater with Emily Goodstein. Come prepared to ask questions, be challenged, and talk about Emily’s love of the “two-scroll rule.”
Wednesdays, July 15 and 22, 12:00-1:30p.m.
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities with Sara Gass from Upstart
Wednesday, July 8, 2:00 – 3:30p.m.
The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all of the organizations in the Jewish nonprofit sector to change the way we work and meet our constituents’ needs. Some have adapted existing programs to new circumstances; others have jumped into entirely new initiatives better suited to the moment while still fulfilling their mission. Sarah Gass, UpStart’s Director of National Projects, will use case studies directly from the field to inspire you and will introduce an entrepreneurial framework to help you explore how you too can turn challenges into opportunities.
*NEW SESSION*Peer to Peer Discussion for Those Furloughed or Laid-Off (Tuesdays, June 3 – July 8; 2:00 – 2:50 p.m.)

Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives
VIDEO Sessions Spring, Summer & Fall 2020
To Understand Israel, You Must Understand the Neighborhood
For more information contact  avi@avimelamed.com 

How To Learn & Change as a Leader

Center for Creative Leadership
Five Disruptive Organizational Trends Affecting Leaders in the Next 5 Years  (On Demand, 1 hour)
Leadership Agility in Times of Change (On Demand, 1 hour)
How to Foster Flexible Leadership in Times of Instability (On Demand, 1 hour)
Building Resilience and Leadership in the Context of Crisis and Telework (On Demand, 1 hour)
Full Webinar Archive

Hartman Resources for the Moment

Naphtali Hoff 
Impactful Coaching upcoming webinars
5 Steps to Boost Workplace Productivity, Part 1
5 Steps to Boost Workplace Productivity, Part 2

Jewish Education Project
Coronavirus COVID-19 for Educators: Webinars and Recordings

Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day School
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: Clarity and Courage In the Face of Uncertainty

Your Portal to Digital Jewish Experiences Everywhere! 

Harvard Business Review Podcasts
Work Place Dilemmas
Women at Work
     We’re Beyond Stretched
     Seeing Ourselves as Leaders
Idea Cast


Scenario Planning: A Field Guide to the Future
by Woody Wade
Scenario Planning serves as a guide to taking a long-term look at your business, your industry, and the world, posing thoughtful questions about the possible consequences of some current (and possible future) trends.

The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World
by Peter Schwartz
Peter Schwartz outlines the “scenaric” approach, giving you the tools for developing a strategic vision within your business.

What if? The Art of Scenario Thinking for NonProfits
by Diana Scearce, Katherine Fulton, and the Global Business Network community
Downloadable book outlining an approach to scenario thinking and planning for nonprofit organizations, including a definition of scenario thinking, examples of scenario thinking in practice, and stories and lessons from the field.



Business Watch Network
Why Employees Value Appreciation Over Bonuses

Chief Executive
Secrets of Decision-Making amid Chaos

COVID-19: What Employees Need From Leadership Right Now
How Leaders Are Responding to COVID-19 Workplace Disruption

COVID-19 Teaches Us A Lot About Differences in the Disability Community

Center for Creative Leadership
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership: What’s Needed During Unstable Times
How To Drive Organizational Change & Innovation in Traditional Industries
5 Ways to Lead and Adapt Through a Crisis
What Leadership Skills Will Be Needed In The Future?

The Inescapable Pressure of Being a Woman on Zoom
Sheryl Sandberg on the “double-double shift” women are working during the coronavirus

Safety Respect Equity Network Focuses on Equity 
Board and Staff Leading Together Through Uncertainty
Nishma Reasearch releases First Broad Survey of the Jewish Community on the Coronavirus Pandemicrvey of the Jewish Community on the Coronavirus Pandemic
Principles for a Full Year of Love and Caring 
What We’re Hearing from the Field(6/8)
Today, Tomorrow, and the Space Between
Equitable Downsizing
Jewish Values Regarding Physical Reopening of Our Institutions
Synagogue Innovation in the Age of Corona
Dear Jewish Leader Are You Up to the Task?
Courageous Leadership Now: 
A Moment of Crisis Can Be An Opportunity for Connection
COVID-19 and Torah – Advice From the Sabbatical Year
Shift Happens – Reframing Organizational Leadership to Survive Coronavirus
Moving Beyond: Strategies for Restarting our Community

Coronavirus and Nonprofits: Resources for Responding to COVID-19

The Bridgespan Group
Eight Steps for Managing Through Tough Times

Leading Edge
Quick Tips for Virtual Onboarding

If You Do Any of These 3 Things, Your Leadership Skills Are Better Than Those of Most Managers
The Only Management Technique you Need Right Now
Workers Don’t Want to Return to Offices: Start Preparing Now
3 Ways to Inspire Innovation from Remote Teams

Interaction Institute for Social Change
Living and Working Virtually in Uncertainty