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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.

Key dates

Application Period Now Open for Fall Online Cohort—Begins October 25, 2022

  • Preferred admission deadline August 15, 2022
  • Final Application deadline September 12, 2022
  • Classes meet in real time via Zoom (6-9 PM CT) for 15 interactive sessions October 25, 2022-February 28, 2023.
  • Session dates are October 25; November 1, 8, 22, 29; December 6, 13; January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; and February 7, 21, 28.

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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