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JCC Southwest Conference Choose Your Own Sessions

 

 

Each Choose Your Own session will have a capacity of 20-25 people. The sessions will be on a first-come basis, so if a session is full, you will need to attend a different session. 
 

Wednesday 1:15 •  Wednesday 3:30 • Thursday 8:30

 

 

Wednesday, November 13

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Navigating Conflict and Tricky Conversations
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Location: Karp Board Room

Professionals at all levels need the courage to address and navigate conflict and tricky conversations directly, immediately, and consistently. But it takes more than just courage – it takes bringing the right mindsets, skills, and strategies to every relationship and every conversation at work. In this session, you’ll learn how to approach difficult conversations with skill and confidence.

 

Don’t Tell Me to Relax! How to Have Mental Health Conversations with Success
Sophie Riegel

Location: Senior Center

You can also be a leader at ANY age! In this keynote, Duke college freshman, national champion athlete, and mental health advocate Sophie Riegel will share her story of her long, painful process to battle mental illness – and thrive. Drawing from her books, “Don’t Tell Me to Relax: One Teen’s Journey to Survive Anxiety (and How You Can Too)” and “Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life” (co-written with her mom Deborah), Sophie will help you understand and validate the mental health challenges that so many of us, of all ages, struggle with – and can cope with more successfully.

 

Reach Outside Your J Walls
Ashley Bundis, CEO & Founder, Glitter Sparkle LLC

Location: Conference Room D

Want to expand your J footprint? Are you interested in connecting with bigger audiences? Halt the hustle and let’s open up our creative minds together. Using the latest marketing tactics we will explore new tools and best practices to slice through the clutter of the competitive market space while remaining innovative, collaborative and strategic with your marketing departments.

During this session I will provide the fuel for you to develop new series, pop-up experiences and other events that will make your J stand out as the ultimate destination. Join me! #nomarketingexperiencerequired #inspiration #communitybuilders

 

Providing an Outstanding Guest Experience
Todd Rockoff, CEO, Tucson 

Location: JCC Conference Room

 

Building Community Through Communication
Edana Appel, Director of Camp and Family Programs, Westside

Location: Conference Room A

Growing our community is one of the key tenets of a JCC and we do it in many ways one of which can and should be our communication.  The session will be an opportunity to learn about the strategies that we have implemented at WJCC to grow our community through communication that are simple, inexpensive and easy. Additionally, there will be time to brainstorm how to use Moves Management as a communication strategy for programs at various JCCs.  Finally, there will be ample time for sharing among JCCs about strategies for effective community building through communication.

 

 

Wednesday, November 13

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Navigating Conflict and Tricky Conversations
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Location: Karp Board Room

Professionals at all levels need the courage to address and navigate conflict and tricky conversations directly, immediately, and consistently. But it takes more than just courage – it takes bringing the right mindsets, skills, and strategies to every relationship and every conversation at work. In this session, you’ll learn how to approach difficult conversations with skill and confidence.

 

Leading for Change at the J
David Ackerman, Senior Vice President and Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Jewish Education, JCC Association

Location: Conference Room D

If change is inevitable, why do so many people resist it?  This interactive workshop examines the tension between tradition and change, and explores task of leadership in a rapidly evolving world. 

 

New Professionals: What's the JCC Field All About
Joy Brand, Vice President and Directory of Training and Professional Development, JCC Association

Location: Conference Room A

So you work at the JCC – how does what you do fit into the overall JCC, the Jewish Community and the Community at large. What’s important for you to know as your navigate your way through the ins and outs of Jewish non-profit work? Spend some time with Joy and find out.  This program is for anyone working in the JCC field 16 months or less.

 

Give ‘Em The Pickle – A Customer Service Workshop
Aaron Greenberg, Senior Consultant for Day Camp Initiatives, JCC Association

Location: Senior Center

 

Creating Community Service Opportunities at Your J
Nancy Chase, Adrienne Matros, Founders and Chairs, and Heather Zucker, Coordinator, JCC Cares, Merage JCC

Location: JCC Conference Room

 

Thursday, November 14

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

Reach Outside Your J Walls
Ashley Bundis, CEO & Founder, Glitter Sparkle LLC

Location: Conference Room D

Want to expand your J footprint? Are you interested in connecting with bigger audiences? Halt the hustle and let’s open up our creative minds together. Using the latest marketing tactics we will explore new tools and best practices to slice through the clutter of the competitive market space while remaining innovative, collaborative and strategic with your marketing departments.

During this session I will provide the fuel for you to develop new series, pop-up experiences and other events that will make your J stand out as the ultimate destination. Join me! #nomarketingexperiencerequired #inspiration #communitybuilders

 

Leadership Skills for Mid-Managers
Joy Brand, Vice President and Directory of Training and Professional Development, JCC Association

Location: Conference Room A

Are you stuck in the middle? Do you need to figure out how to manage up while supervising people and programs? Do you need help finding your voice? Let’s explore together, share ideas and build a tool box. This program is for anyone who supervises full time or part time staff.

 

 

Salesforce and your JCC
Sara Adelman, Director of Finance and Administration, Westside

Location: Senior Center

The vision for this session is to bring the Facebook group JCCYMCASalesforce from virtual realm into the real world. The group was started in August 18 and as of September has 66 members.

The structure of the session is two part. Part one sets forth the goal of learning about the how Salesforce has been implemented and the activated within the JCC environment. I will connect with JCC leaders who are in the implementation phase or have completed a transition to Salesforce. My objective is to have one or two guest speaker(s) present their own case studies from their JCCs. Technology, such as Zoom, maybe used to bring the guest speaker(s) into the room. Part two will be structured as a facilitated discussion, moderated by myself and perhaps other conference participants, to discuss the topic as it related to the session attendees. Based on where the session attendees are in their discovery and process of working with Salesforce the session could both provide solutions and/or open up new avenues for answers. Attendees should walk away from the session with both a stronger understanding of Salesforce and a real world and virtual realm network of individuals with whom they can continue the conversation.

 

Dan Bernstein, CEO Emeritus, Merage JCC

Location: Karp Board Room