The learning process begins before this day-long workshop. Internet assessments are administered to members of the professional staff - rabbis, cantor, educator, executive director, preschool director, and program director. The results offer a comprehensive analysis of the group's leadership style in 12 key areas. This analysis becomes the foundation for the day's agenda.
The professional staff also completes custom-designed worksheets that identify the strengths and areas of growth for the team. The "Professional Staff Leadership Workshop" highlights the importance of understanding the array of leadership, communication, and conflict styles that are inherent in working with a diverse group. The professional team learns specific skills, such as how to develop a shared agenda or run effective staff meetings, in order to build a highly effective team.