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Boards and Staff Working Together

Is your board a Governing Board or a Policy Board? Does it micro-manage the work of the committees? How are decisions made? Does it hinder staff performance? Are board meetings productive? Is there a clear agenda with set outcomes and expectations?

Do the professional staff and the board share a common vision? How and where are the differences worked out?

Board workshops and staff training are custom designed to respond to both the practical and operational needs of the congregation. These sessions are highly interactive and conclude with clear action plans that implement learning from the sessions.

" The National Association for Temple Administration has worked with Steve on two significant organizational projects and could not be more satisfied with the outcomes. Steve is an outstanding professional who does a lot of investigation and preparation prior to embarking on a project and provides meaningful follow-up once the project is completed. Steve is wonderful to work with and truly understands the mechanics and nuances of organizational life. I can only provide the highest of recommendations. "


 Ed Alpert, NATA Past President and Executive Director, Am Shalom Glencoe, IL


" Our association with Steve Kaye has been extremely beneficial to both our clergy and lay leaders. In the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Leadership Workshop, Steve conducted we were able to identify our individual personality traits. This knowledge helps us to better understand each other's strengths and weaknesses and facilitates our working together as a team with our clergy. 

Cathy Kimmel, Past President, Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, New York 


 " Steve is a wise and caring rabbi who brings a unique blend of deep Jewish knowledge, cutting-edge organizational consulting skills, and old-fashioned common sense. He is equally adroit in dealing with lay leadership, clergy, staff, and congregants. He has helped our congregation move forward with a comprehensive new strategic plan, and he has been an invaluable resource for our board and executive committee in connection with several key organizational challenges. Steve doesn't just advise; he sees things through to a conclusion. I feel extremely fortunate to have had Steve involved with The Temple. "

Jeff Levy, Past President, The Temple Atlanta, GA


" Steve's knowledge of Judaic and congregational matters, combined with his skills in organizational and business management, provided a unique and valuable perspective for the work we needed to do for our congregation. He was able to work effectively with staff and lay leaders alike, individually and collectively, gaining their trust and confidence and assisting us in developing an action plan for our future. He not only guided us as we identified our challenges, but he suggested reasonable and effective steps for change and improvement while never letting us lose sight of our strengths and our mission. "

Sandy Stern, Past President, Congregation Emanu-El-B'ne Jeshurun, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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