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Certificate in Jewish Leadership

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

For the professionals, trustees, and lay leaders of Jewish organizations—and for anyone who wants to learn to lead through a Jewish lens

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

Presented by Spertus Institute in partnership with Northwestern University

Now is the time to invest in the skills you need to lead in times of challenge and change

Gain new strengths professionally and personally

A tremendously valuable experience. Peter Bensinger, Jr., Partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP and longtime nonprofit board member.

  • Discover your own leadership style and build on your unique aptitudes
  • Manage challenge and change from a position of strength
  • Identify opportunities and galvanize your team, even in tough times
  • Program overview >

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

Dates and format

Application Period Now Open for Spring 2023 Hybrid Cohort—Begins March 1, 2023

Application dates

  • Preferred admission deadline December 16, 2022
  • Final Application deadline January 13, 2023

Format

Real-time online sessions via Zoom combined with one four-day onsite seminar at Spertus Institute’s award-winning facility in downtown Chicago.

Session schedule

  • Wednesdays, March 1, March 8, March 15— 6-9 PM CT via Zoom
  • Sunday, March 19 – Wednesday March 22—Onsite seminar
  • Thursdays, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4—12-2 PM CT via Zoom
  • Wednesdays, May 10, May 17, May 24—6-9 PM CT via Zoom

Program components

Certificate Program Components

Everyone needs a coach

This program is designed for busy, working adults committed to their careers and communities. Professional coaching is an integrated part of the program. Participants meet individually with their coach to help as they apply what they learn to their own real-world circumstances.

Coach Amy Wishnick, Principal, Wishnick & Associates, with Sarah Van Loon, Director of Advancement & Engagement, AJC

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

Spertus Institute is accredited by the
Higher Learning Commission
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