To strengthen leadership and supervisory capabilities through the coach approach

To learn to see supervision as a set of adaptive challenges

To develop a network of peer supervisors

To learn and internalize skills through discussion, practice and application

For Professionals Who:

1. Supervise at least one staff member or who manage a team

2. Work in a Jewish organization, synagogue, school in greater Baltimore

3. Have the desire to manage up down and all around as part of a team

4. Know you can lead from any seat, as leadership is an activity, not a position

You Will Gain:

Opening full-day IN PERSON retreat – Session 1:

  • ELEVATE Overview  
  • Creating the Cohort 
  • Identifying Challenges and Outcomes
  • Laying the Foundation for the Coach Approach 
  • What is an adaptive challenge, lay the foundation for peer consultations
  • Work on skills around psychological safety, reverse view and building empathy 

The Coach Approach to Adaptive Leadership (the “how” of leadership and supervision) delivered through VIRTUAL sessions 2, 3, 4, 5:

Coaching is a powerful tool for improving leadership, supervision and practice in Jewish Communal Organizations and Agencies. This series introduces leaders, administrators, supervisors, managers and program staff to: 

  • The leadership coaching mindset and skillset. 
  • Skill-based practice so that participants experience leadership coaching. 
  • Skill-based practice so that participants have the experience of being coached on real issues to enhance leadership and workforce effectiveness. 
  • Focus on good management skills, 
  • On the adaptive leadership skills of aligning actions to values, and reset, 
  • And will build the critical thinking skills needed to support change and innovation in your respective agencies.  

Topics covered will include:

  • How do I become and stay present even in the midst of chaos and conflict? 
  • What does engaged listening look like and, how can I become an engaged listener? 
  • How can I ask powerful questions that unlock deeper responses to our leadership challenges? 
  • How can I use direct communication and feedback to support adaptive work? 
  • How can I create and support personal and collaborative accountability within the teams that I serve?  
  • How can we/I use leadership coaching skills in our daily interactions to create ongoing opportunities for internal and cross system collaboration? 
  • How can the Coach Approach increase my effectiveness as a coach/leader in leading change? 

Half-day Leadership Training Retreat, session 6 IN PERSON |Strategic Use of Self in Difficult Situations:

Leaders need specific strategics, tools and frameworks to address challenging situations. Bringing real challenges to explore, you will increase your communication skills by learning:  

  • Radical Candor and the importance of psychological safety. 
  • Speech Acts and getting to yes to build common ground. 
  • Making requests that bring commitments and agreements.  
  • Courageous Conversations to manage conflict.  

Full day Leadership Training Retreat, Session 7 IN PERSON |Putting it all Together: Adaptive Design in a Holding Environment:

  • Using Coach Approach Skills, the participants will be able to address an adaptive challenge. A focus will be on how to create a holding environment where difficult issues can be discussed.  
  • The day will conclude with a Siyyum, learning celebration, inviting colleagues to join in. 

PLUS – 5 small peer group meetings for case consultations (the first one 12-2 and virtual)