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Certificate in Jewish Leadership

Certificate in Jewish Leadership

“a tremendously valuable experience”

Peter Bensinger, Jr. | Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar and Scott LLP Trustee, Spertus Institute, Lurie Children’s Research Institute, and Chicago Sinai Congregation

Peter Bensinger, Jr (left) and the cohort

For the trustees, lay leaders, and professional staff of Jewish organizations—and for anyone who wants to learn to lead through an authentically 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 change

Gain new strengths professionally and personally

Spertus is located in the heart of Chicago's downtown loop neighborhood

  • Identify 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.

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

Choice of formats and start dates. Cohorts begin in spring and fall of 2021. 

Program Details

Module 1: Models of Jewish Leadership
Dr. Hal M. Lewis, Chancellor, Spertus Institute

Course 2: Collaboration
Dr. Gail Berger Darlow, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Course 3: Communication for Leaders
Alyssa Dickman, Certificated Coach; Faculty, Northwestern School of Professional Studies

Course 4: Leading People Though Change
Dr. Michelle Lynn-Sachs, Founder, Spotlight Consulting & Coaching; Chair, Wexner Field Fellowship

Spertus Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.