Prizmah's In-Person Convenings  

Prizmah’s Small School Retreat: An Experience Created for Heads of Small Schools
March 4-6, 2018, 2pm PT Sunday - 3pm PT Tuesday
Brandeis Bardin Conference Center Brandeis, California  

Raising Skills, Raising Funds: Jewish Day School Development In Action
Prizmah’s 2018 Development Convening
March 11-12, 2018
11am ET Sunday to 3pm ET Monday
Boston Marriott Quincy
Quincy, Massachusetts

Good, Better, Best: Creating Safe Respectful Cultures Through Competence & Compassion
Date: TBD
New York, New York

This program focuses on policies, procedures and training, going beyond narrow legal compliance to create safe respectful workplace cultures. Our approach encourages internal and external stakeholders to attend – senior staff, board, and volunteers. By its completion, you will have reviewed your policies, updated your knowledge, and started down the road of creating effective procedures for implementation at your school.

This program was designed and is being presented by Fran Sepler, whom the EEOC selected to design their national Respect in the Workplace training. This program will combine a workshop, training, and time for small group work with your colleagues.  The all-inclusive cost per organization to participate is $350.

National ELI 2018: Empowering Your Endowment
For schools in the Generations Program and its alumni
April 22 - 24, 2018
JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia  

Prizmah Community Wide Webinars  

Thursday, February 22, 2018 12pm ET/9am PT

What makes for a respectful workplace? What derails it? What does respect look like?

Please join us as Fran Sepler, architect of the EEOC's national Respect in the Workplace training, will lead a discussion on the array of problematic behaviors that can occur in the school workplace. From rude behavior to bullying and unlawful harassment, Fran will carefully define each of these terms and share what should be done to address them. You'll walk away with a better understanding of sound policies, training, and a procedure to address concerns and complaints. There will be time for Q and A.

Cost: Free for Prizmah members, $36 for non-members. Space is limited.

Prizmah Member Exclusive Webinars 

Maximizing the Millennial Moment
With Chuck English, Principal, English Marketing Works
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1-2pm ET / 10-11am PT

Millennials were born between roughly 1980 and 2000 which means if you work in an elementary school most of your prospective parents (and many of your new parents) are millennials. That also means the more you know about millennials, the more successful your enrolment efforts will be. In this webinar, you will discover the unique attitudes, values and behaviors of millennials – and hear about admissions, marketing & communications approaches you can use to maximize the millennial moment at your school.

An Exploration of Personalized Learning
With Rachel Mohl Abrahams, Senior Program Officer, The AVI CHAI Foundation Rabbi Rafi Eis, CEO, Mekorot Learning and
Deganit Ronen, Principal, Westchester Torah Academy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12-1pm ET / 9-10am PT  

“Personalization” is the latest term of art for the effort to customize unique learning paths for each and every student in the classroom. Whether your school is in the process of transitioning to personalized learning, is having discussions about possibly trying it out, or is simply interested in learning more about it, come to learn about the promise and challenges of personalization. Bring your thinking hat and questions, and hear from people deeply involved in this educational method and knowledgeable about the steps needed to adopt it.   

How Can I Pray What I Don't Believe? A Case Study
With Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, President and CEO, Hadar
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1-2pm ET / 10-11am PT  

We will analyze the first blessing of the Amidah as a way of approaching the question: are traditional prayer formulas able to express my own values/ideas of prayer? What do you do when you "disagree" with the prayer's content? We will analyze the original Biblical context to help us connect to the prayer.