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Certificate in Jewish Leadership

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

“a tremendously valuable experience”

Peter Bensinger, Jr. | Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott LLP Trustee, Spertus Institute, Lurie Children’s Research Institute, and Chicago Sinai Congregation

Peter Bensinger, Jr (left) and the cohort

For the trustees, lay leaders, and professional staff of Jewish organizations—and for anyone who wants to learn to lead through an authentically Jewish lens

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

Presented by Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University

Inspire excellence | Lead through times of change

Designed for busy professionals, the program consists of two seminars at Spertus Institute’s award-winning Michigan Avenue facility.

Begins November 17, 2019.

Taught in a welcoming, pluralistic environment

Spertus is located in the heart of Chicago's downtown loop neighborhood

  • Instruction takes place during weeklong seminars at our downtown Chicago campus
  • Material has immediate application
  • Complete your certificate in just two seminars
  • Download program PDF >

Taught by senior Northwestern University and Spertus Institute faculty, the program includes one-on-one coaching sessions.

Everyone needs a coach

This program is designed for busy, working adults ready to move forward in their careers. Individual professional coaching is an integrated component of the program to help students apply what they learn to their own real life circumstances.

Mentor Amy Wishnick, Principal, Wishnick & Associates, with Mentee Sarah Van Loon

Mentor Amy Vishnick, Principal, Wishnick & Associates, with Mentee Sarah Van Loon

Instruction takes place during two Chicago seminars

  • November 17-19, 2019
  • February 9-11, 2020 

Program Details

November 17-19, 2019 Seminar

Course 1: Models of Jewish Leadership
Dr. Hal M. Lewis, Chancellor, Spertus Institute

Course 2: Collaboration
Dr. Gail Berger Darlow, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University 

February 9-11, 2020 Seminar

Couse 3: Communications for Leaders
Aleen Bayard, Aleen Bayard Inc., Adjunct Faculty, Northwestern University

Course 4: Leading People Though Change
Dr. Russ Rogers, Director, School for New Learning Graduate Programs at DePaul University