Effective Strategies to Bless Our Workforce

OCTOBER 18 | 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.



Join our first Inspired Conversation of the year as we learn concrete strategies on how to best value and retain our staff.  Learn from Mark Young, Managing Director of the Leadership Commons at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS, as he works with us to identify and amplify existing strategies we already use and those that we can and should start implementing in our organizations. In this interactive webinar, we will glean inspiration from both the corporate and non-profit worlds and from Jewish text.


Mark Young, Managing Director of the Leadership Commons, builds relationships with community foundations, federations, and practitioners to make the Leadership Commons a space where “thinkers, doers, and visionaries” from all corners of Jewish education come together to learn, create, and collaborate for the common good of the Jewish people in North America. The Leadership Commons includes 6 leadership institutes training for Jewish leadership across the field of Jewish education, including the Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute (JELI). which incorporates the learning of EJE into the leadership practice of Jewish professionals in communal organizations (Federations, JCCs, Hillel, etc.) Mark previously served as the school’s director of Alumni Engagement and as program coordinator of its Experiential Learning Initiative. Prior to JTS, Mark served as assistant director of H.R. for Episcopal Social Services, H.R. and volunteer programs manager for the 92nd Street Y, and head song-leader and Jewish educator for Camp Wise in northeast Ohio.

Mark serves on the board of JPRO Network and regularly publishes strategies to best invest in Jewish professionals, including his $54,000 Strategy series of articles and his ELI Talk: Mah Tovu – Non-profit Management Advice from a Talking Donkey.

Mark holds an MPA/MA in Nonprofit Management and Judaic Studies from NYU and a BSc. McGill University. Mark lives in Hartsdale, NY with his wife, Rabbi Mara Young, Associate Rabbi at Woodlands Community Temple, and two children Noah Sadie (5) and Asher Russell (2).