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CENTRAL DISTRICT COUNCIL CONFERENCE CALL

CENTRAL DISTRICT COUNCIL CONFERENCE CALL

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CENTRAL DISTRICT COUNCIL CONFERENCE CALL

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  1. CENTRAL DISTRICT COUNCIL CONFERENCE CALL Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:00 p.m. CDT

  2. Agenda Welcome D’var Torah: Dave Henig Guest Speaker: Bob Heller, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees; Chair, Presidential Search Committee; Chair, Task Force on Governance Future Directions for the District URJ University Looking Forward Questions and answers

  3. Welcome Jane Taves District Chair

  4. Blessing for the study of Torah Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu la’asok b’divrai Torah. Blessed art You, Eternal our God, Sovereign of the universe, who has sanctified us through Your commandments and commanded us to engage in the words of the Torah.

  5. D’var Torah Dave Henig

  6. Guest Speaker Bob Heller Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees Chair, Presidential Search Committee Chair, Task Force on Governance

  7. Presidential Search Update

  8. Work Area Update

  9. Future Directions for the District Discussion Topic: What programs do you think your congregation and others would find most valuable in the coming year? 32 responses

  10. Future Directions for the District

  11. Future Directions for the District

  12. Future Directions for the District

  13. Future Directions for the District

  14. URJ University Lenore Mass First Vice Chair: Leadership Development/ Nominations

  15. URJ University Each volunteer ambassador is asked to participate in three training/information sessions: • URJ 101 – a self-guided power point orientation to the Union for Reform Judaism in the 21st Century • Facilitator Training – a 1-hour webinar training in small group/peer-to-peer meeting facilitation basics • Topic-Area Information Sessions – highlighting URJ human, electronic, print and programmatic resources

  16. URJ 101 – A Self-Guided Information Session Each participant will: • Have a working knowledge of the Union for Reform Judaism including its mission and purpose • Be familiar with the current structures of the URJ and how it supports and serves member congregations • Understand how lay leaders and professional staff collaborate to fulfill the mission of the URJ and support congregations

  17. Facilitator Training: Small Group/Peer-to-Peer Meeting Facilitation Each participant will: • Be familiar with this particular approach to facilitating small group/peer-to-peer meetings • Have tools to help him/her engage in successful facilitation • Know his/her own strengths as well as areas where she/he needs to sharpen his/her skills

  18. Topic-Area Information Sessions Each participant will: • Have a basic understanding of the depth and breadth of resources available through the URJ and its affiliates about a specific topic area • Be familiar with how to access resources whether person-to-person, electronic, print or programmatic

  19. Topic-Area Information Sessions (cont.) Each participant will: • Know how to connect a congregational leader/congregant to the direct resources of the Union • Feel comfortable with his/her knowledge of the topic and resources in order to facilitate networking gatherings

  20. “Learning is achieved only in company” - Berakhot 63

  21. Thank you for participating in our Central District Council call.