THE DYNAMICS OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE

Featuring innovators from across the country, this four-part series focused different aspects of the change process. Presenters discussed ways in which these processes brought about innovation and how they can be applied in other settings. Click here for a printer-friendly version of the descriptions. Read about the presenters here.

Managing the Change Process

Presenters
Felice Miller Baritz and Rabbi Nogah Marshall

Making big change takes a thoughtful and often time-intensive process. In this webinar, educators will reflect on the change their congregations went through - who was involved, how they got started, how they kept up stamina and motivation, and their biggest learnings about the process. The presenters will explore with us what key elements of their processes led to the innovations they have today and what stumbling blocks we should be on the lookout for.

Using Real-Time Assessment and Realignment

Presenters
Lori Green and Amnon Ophir

Educators often come to congregational work with visions for the future and engage in change processes to achieve those visions. However, the steps we take are not always the right ones to get us where we want to go. In this webinar, educators will share how they learned about the changes they were making, whether or not they were working, and how they realigned their plans in order to meet their goals.

Sustaining a Culture of Change

Presenter
Nancy Parkes 

You create a vision, follow a process, achieve an innovation, and then what? The presenters in this webinar will talk about the importance of creating a culture of change in their congregations - an ongoing process of visioning, reflecting, and changing to work continuously toward better meeting their goals.

First Steps to Making Change Happen

Presenters
Rabbi Jennifer Clayman and Rabbi Stacey Schlein

Now that we have explored the change process, this webinar will invite educators to share how they began to create change in their congregations: the impetus to make change, how they assessed their own readiness, the first steps, and their most important partners early on. The presenters will talk about the innovation that resulted and consider what was most important in the early stages.