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Session 6 - The Volunteer Development Plan

On July 18, 2012, and August 22, 2012, Rabbi Charles Savenor, director of kehilla enrichment; and Robert Leventhal, USCJ's leadership specialist, presented the sixth webinar of Sulam for Current Leaders (SCL), “The Volunteer Development Plan”. Over 100 kehilla (congregational) leaders from around North America registered and participated in these interactive webinars.

This SCL session focused on how board members, clergy and staff can learn how to:>

  • Use your kehilla’s mission to attract and recruit volunteers
  • Identify the interests and strengths of your members
  • Coordinate volunteers’ interests and strengths with the right work that inspires them
  • Create a culture of recognition that motivates other volunteers to come forward

This webinar is a training session for facilitators and kehilla leaders who will implement the workshop in their own local kehillot. While designed as a part of a series, this session – and all of the SCL workshops – can be ran as a one-time, stand-alone leadership development training program.

Building upon the entire Sulam for Current Leaders series of building visionary kehillot (sacred communities), this session is designed to help lay leaders, clergy and staff engage, train and inspire new volunteers. This SCL session explores the four R’s of a Volunteer Development Plan:

  1. Relationship - Understanding a member’s talents, motivation and interests
  2. Recruitment – Making the right appeal for the right job
  3. Relevance – Providing training, feedback and guidance
  4. Recognition- Praising what went right with an eye towards the future

You are invited to listen and view to the webinar here.

To review the content of the PowerPoint slide presentation, click here. Feel free to print and share with your board, clergy and staff.

The components for the session are found below.

What people are saying about Sulam for Current Leaders webinars:

“I learned a lot about myself [through Sulam for Current Leaders]. I learned how big the job is trying to create leaders and affect change, working one on one and realizing that change happens pretty slowly, providing resource credentials not just for rabbis but for lay leaders themselves.”

–Rabbi Ben Goldstein, Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, Cranford, NJ

Please contact your local kehilla relationship manager (KRM) or Bob Leventhal with any questions or suggestions that you may have about these SCL materials. We can be reached at 212-533-7800 or Kehilla@uscj.org.

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