From Obligatory to Obvious: Designing your Board to Attract the Right Lay Talent

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Level Up Your Lay Leadership Series

Supporting extraordinary volunteer leaders in day schools, Prizmah is proud to offer these webinars that lean into leading practices that help school boards succeed.

Thursday, April 20th, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Join Ilisa Cappell, Prizmah's Senior Vice President of Engagement and Leadership and leaders from across the day school and yeshiva field for an engaging conversation about how to attract and retain dedicated and talented lay leaders for your school. Walk away with strategies, innovative ideas, and inspiration to build the strongest board possible for your school.

Future Sessions

Building a Strong Board-Admission Professional Partnership | Monday, May 15, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT 

Together with Prizmah’s Senior Director of Catalyzing Resources, Amy Adler, we will explore strong professional practices that can be implemented to support your school’s admission professionals with  their recruitment and retention work.

Leading Effective and Engaging Board Meetings | Monday, June 5, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Learn the principles of effective board meetings, and practice applying these principles to foster productive and inclusive board meetings with Mamie Kanfer Stewart.


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Senior Vice President, Engagement and Leadership

Ilisa believes that inspired, informed, and supported Jewish day school leaders are the key to healthy schools. As the Senior Vice President, Engagement at Prizmah, Ilisa works to help sustain and advance Jewish day school leadership through coaching and through serving as the director of YOU Lead, Prizmah’s signature leadership development program. Ilisa is a former head of school, an alumna of Cohort 4 of DSLTI (Day School Leadership Training Institute), and a sought after leadership coach with over 18 years of experience in Jewish education. She is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University and holds a master’s in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Ilisa earned her certificate of nonprofit board consulting from BoardSource and consults regularly with schools on governance. She is certified in The Leadership Circle Profile™ and earned a certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University. Ilisa is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Ilisa is deeply committed to developing strong lay-head partnerships and creating conditions in schools where leaders can thrive.