Professional Development

Are you a part time, full time or aspiring youth professional?

You play a pivotal role in shaping teens’ Jewish identifies and providing meaningful milestones on their paths to becoming successful and engaged Jewish adults. Through Springboard we are committed to supporting and investing in you! We do this by offering professional development sessions on topics of import to our community, facilitating networking and mentorship opportunities and providing funding for self-development experiences.

Join us as we offer learning experiences in the areas of Jewish Experiential Education, Professional Skill Building and Teen Wellness and Health.

Programs are designed to help you:

  • Increase your skills and competencies so that you are even more valuable to current and future employers
  • Enhance your confidence and competency in creating meaningful and positive Jewish experiences

Creating Welcoming Education Spaces for Jews of Color

What does it mean to create a welcoming space and how do you know if you've achieved your goal?  In this session, we'll explore common questions and best practices for ensuring inclusive spaces for JOC (Jews of Color) teens.  We'll hear from JOC educators and former program participants about topic like cultural awareness, affinity spaces and what really makes a program feel welcoming.  We will also explore how best to have difficult conversations about inclusion by working through specific scenarios and determining the best ways to respond. 

Category
Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health
Led by
Beckee Birger, Program Director, Teen Philanthropy and Leadership
Date
January 11, 10:00-11:45
Location
virtual
Register
Link provided upon RSVP

Pacing Ourselves: Supporting Our Teens Mental Health Through the Pandemic Marathon

As part of our partnership with the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative, we are pleased to be able to extend the invitation for you to join Jewish Learning Works for a series of three virtual workshops about teens' mental health for Jewish youth professionals featuring Dr.   Betsy Stone. You are welcome to attend one, two or all three sessions. Each one is a stand-alone program. The cost of this program is $18/workshop or all three for $36. This program is eligible for a Springboard professional development grant.

Details: Adolescence can be a bumpy road any year, but combined with a pandemic, everything is exacerbated. Our teens' natural growth and development brings along challenges and celebrations that call for us to be prepared and present. In this three-part series with Dr. Betsy Stone, we will explore different aspects of adolescent development, and how we can best support our teens navigate their way through them considering the constraints and compounding effects of the pandemic on them and ourselves.

Pacing Ourselves will examine

  • Teens and Their Brains on January 18, 2022: What happens in adolescence that makes teens so challenging? Why the mood swings, impulsivity, poor judgment? Why do they seem so reasonable some of the time - and then so unreasonable
  • Choosing Transactional or Relational Interactions on March 16, 2022: Adolescents thrive when they have relational interactions with adults, and yet transactional interactions are necessary in day to day life. How do we make the decision between relational and transactional, and which do we choose to use when and where?
  • Launching and Seeking on April 27, 2022: How has the pandemic impacted our teens' ability to manage transitions and how do we support our teens as they navigate through new stages? How can we create openness in our programming so that our teens feel encouraged to grapple with big questions in life? What is spirituality anyway?

Category
Whole Teen Health
Led by
Jewish Learning Works
Date
January 18, March 16 and April 27 from 12-1:00pm
Location
virtual (link provided upon RSVP)
Register
https://www.tfaforms.com/4954441

Reimagine: A Convening to Explore and Elevate the Work of Jewish Youth Professionals

Reimagine is an interactive gathering of educators, supervisors and lay leaders featuring a keynote with Mark S. Young.

As many Jewish youth professionals navigate the challenge of returning to in-person experiences and we reach two years since COVID-19 descended on our workplaces, we are presented with an opportunity. How can we use this transition to re-imagine the workplace experiences of our Jewish youth professionals to one that best suits the passions and needs of our talent How might we focus our efforts investing in our talent and optimizing the employer-employee relationship so our organizations can truly thrive? Mark S. Young's keynote program will help us address these questions individually, as teams of Jewish educational professionals and lay leaders, and as a collective.

Following the keynote, we will offer two sessions of breakout room workshops on themes that support youth professionals to build their career trajectory within the Jewish community. The complete agenda and speaker lineup is forthcoming.

Aimed at: Jewish educational professionals, youth professionals and their supervisors, clergy and lay leaders. Individuals or teams of three or more. You may participate as an individual, but we highly encourage organizational teams to attend; youth professionals, clergy, educators, executive directors, and lay leaders.

Cost: $36 for organizational teams. The cost to attend is the same for one person or for more. The program is eligible for a Springboard Professional Development grant.

Category
Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health
Led by
Jewish Learning Works and JTeen (in partnership with Springboard)
Date
March 3, 2022, 12:00-3:00pm
Location
virtual (link provided upon RSVP)
Register
https://www.tfaforms.com/4952894

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Springboard is pleased to partner with the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative to offer an opportunity to become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  Youth Mental Health First Aiders will learn how to distinguish between typical adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges most common to young people: anxiety, depression, eating or substance use disorders, and the impact of social media and bullying. Walk away with strategies for self-care and a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. This 6.5 hour virtual course is a mix of self-paced learning and Instructor-led workshops. Certification is valid for three years. Email Beth Lipschutz at beth@teenfundercollaborative.com if you'd like to participate.     

Category
Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building
Led by
The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
Register
Email Beth Lipschutz to participate

Archives

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • The Educator's Digital Toolbox: Jewish Educational Technology Initiative

    Category: Professional Development

  • Conversation about Teens and Antisemitism

    Category: Professional Development

  • Open Space Lunch

    Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • Ayal Beer: Viewing Israeli Society and Culture Through the Lens of Children's Literature

    Category: Professional Development

  • Springboard Screening of Eighth Grade

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Webinar: Generation Now, Moving from Research to Action

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Intro to Snapchat and Instagram

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Evaluation 101 for Youth Professionals

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Discussing Intersectionality With Teens

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Amplifying Programs Using Paid Ads

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Event Marketing For Youth Professionals

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Israel Education: What We Should Be Talking About

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • M2 Chicago Cohort

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Understanding Mental Health

    Category: Teen Wellness and Health

  • Strategies and Tools to Help Make Day and Overnight Camps More Inclusive for Individuals with Disabilities

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

  • Strategies to Manage Behavior in the Religious School Classroom

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Professional Skill Building

  • Connecting Prayer, Mindfulness and Spirituality

    Category: Whole Teen Health, Jewish Experiential Education

  • Get Certified in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T)

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Making Mensches: Playing with Values and Virtues

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • PARENTING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Jewish Camp and The Value of a Screen-Free Summer

    Category: Whole Teen Health

  • Exploring Israeli Society and Culture Through Israeli Children's Literature

    Category: Jewish Experiential Education

  • Ta'am Chicago Community Meeting

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  • Brand Israel Presentation

    Category: Professional Skill Building

  • Designing from the Heart

    Category: Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

  • Youth Professionals Co-Working Day

    Category: Category: Professional Skill Building, Jewish Experiential Education, Whole Teen Health

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