Due to overwhelming demand, JCC Association is offering an additional Discover CATCH training on November 10-12 (Sunday – Tuesday) at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC in Bridgewater, NJ! Program details are below. If you’re interested please let us know ASAP in order to secure a spot(attached is a flyer with a brief description of the program). Space is limited.
- Each participating JCC will select three to five professionals to be trained as Discover CATCH: Early Childhood trainers. The training seminar takes three days. At least two of your JCC professionals must represent early childhood and sports and wellness. The 3rd -5th staffer can be a Jewish educator, nutritionist, program director, theater director, camp director, after-school personnel, etc. The choice is yours
- Upon completion of the training, your JCC will pick a date to train your center’s staff at your JCC facility. One of JCC Association’s master trainers will be onsite to oversee and assist in the local training. We believe this is the most effective and affordable model for JCC Association to reach more centers with this exceptional program. Also, your staff will be able to offer as many trainings as necessary at your JCC, train new staff as they come on board and retrain existing staff as needed.
While we are actively pursuing a number of funding possibilities with our FRD Department to help underwrite the cost of the program, there are no current sources available. Therefore, we have created a model to offer those JCCs wishing to implement the program as soon as possible:
We have created a budget model to provide training for your JCC at a cost of $4,000 which will cover up to 5 staff members.
The program fee covers:
- The three day training by JCC Association master trainers (trained by the University of Texas School of Public Health) for up to five JCC professionals
- Curriculum package which includes:
- Physical Activity Toolbox (over 400 activity cards, including adaptations for children with special needs
- Equipment (hoops, cones, beanbags, etc.)
- Parent Tips (communication with families)
- Training Manuals
- Monthly consulting conference calls
- Each local JCC will be assigned a JCC Association point person for resources
- JCCA.me Discover CATCH resource page (available only to trained personnel)
- Travel costs for JCCA Master Trainer for local JCC one-day on site training
JCCs are responsible for the cost of all staff travel, lodging and dinners. The host community will sponsor the cost of breakfast and lunch for the trainers and trainees (up to 38 people).
This training option is a wonderful opportunity for a local donor to sponsor the Discover CATCH: Early Childhood program – someone who is interested in doing something meaningful for the JCC/community at a very small price.
The reaction to the program has been phenomenal, and we’re very excited to make it available to all JCCs. Attached are testimonials from the pilot participants. Discover: CATCH: Early Childhood is an important step on the road to improving our children’s health and wellness. We are proud to be your partner.
If you are interested and/or have any questions, please contact me by August 9, 2013.
Title: Managing from the Middle
Date: Wednesday, November 6 at 2 pm eastern, 1 pm central, 12 pm mountain, 11 am pacific
Trainers: Donna Schwartz
Target: All JCC Staff
Description: Managing from the middle doesn’t need to leave you feeling stuck. Managers in the middle can and should be able to successfully manage their relationships up, down and across the organization, manage their time and priorities, as well as manage their own and others’ expectations for getting work done — and done well. Join us for this informative and interactive webinar for managers who could benefit from some new skills and perspectives.
Title: Making Shabbat a Peak Moment at Camp
Date: Wednesday, October 30 at 1 pm eastern, 12 pm central, 11 am mountain, 10 am pacific
Trainers: Matt Abrams Gerber and Shara Perlman
Target: Day Camp Professionals
Description: While most JCC day camps have Shabbat programming, being intentional in our delivery is the key to engaging our entire camp community. How do you make Shabbat meaningful at your camp? Spend some time with your colleagues and share ideas on program approaches that will enhance your current Shabbat experience at camp. Strategies on integrating camp themes into your Shabbat program, as well as integrating the Jewish message all week long will make your camp community look forward to creating special moments at your Oneg Shabbat every week. Learn how you as the camp director can be impacting this change.
Title: Affordable Care Act – What You Need to Know for Your JCC
Date: Tuesday, October 29 at 2 pm eastern, 1 pm central, 12 pm mountain, 11 am pacific
Trainers: Chase Cannon, Vice President, Counsel, NFP
Target: HR Professionals, Executive Directors, AEDs, CFOs, others involved in HR decision making
Description: Join us to discuss recent developments relating to Affordable Care Act compliance. We will discuss the basics relating to the requirements and effective dates, including the PCOR, reinsurance and other insurance fees, the 2014 requirements relating to the individual mandate, exchanges, premium tax credits and coverage mandates, and the latest on nondiscrimination and the 2015 effective date of the employer mandate. We will also briefly discuss DOMA and the IRS’s position on coverage for same-sex marriage.
Title: New ECE Director Seminar
Date: October 21 -22, 2013
What: In Person
Where: JCC Association, New York NY
Trainers: Mark Horowitz & Alison Pepper
Target: ECE Directors with 2 years or less
Description: We are pleased to announce that we are once again offering our intensive 2-day seminar for NEW early childhood education program directors who have been at the JCC for 2 years or less. Participants in previous years have let us know that this conference has been invaluable in helping them get off to a great start. We invite you to utilize the resources of the JCC Association to set your new Early Childhood Education director on the path to success.
Title: Making Members Feel Special
Date: Monday, October 21 at 2 pm eastern, 1 pm central, 12 pm mountain, 11 am pacific
Trainers: Patricia Kirk, Regional General Manager of Club One
Target: All JCC staff
Description: In today’s economic environment customer service requires more than just providing “good service”. Customer service goes much deeper. If we want our members to buy the great services we offer, to stay with us and to refer us, then we need to know how to make our customers feel “special”. They need to believe in what we offer and know we care about them.
In this webinar you will:
· Understand what is takes to provide “remarkable” customer service
· Learn the importance of WHO we are, WHY we are here, WHAT we want to create, HOW to create it so that our customers feel “special.”
· Explore the Keys of “Great Customer Service” and the 7 Building Blocks of A Great Member Experience
Title: Kivunim 2013 Seminar
Date: October 20 -22, 2013
What: In Person
Where: JCC Association, New York NY
Trainers: Janet S. Elam & David Ackerman
Target: Participants in the 2013 Kivunim program
Title: The Pew Report on American Jewish Identity
Date: Wednesday, October 16 at 1 pm eastern, 12 pm central, 11 am mountain, 10 am pacific
Trainer: Professor Steven M. Cohen
Target: JCC Executive Directors, JCC Association Board Members, JCC Presidents
Description: We are pleased to invite you to join a webinar presented by Professor Steven M. Cohen which will highlight the most significant findings of the Pew Research Forum’s “A Portrait of Jewish Americans”
The webinar will focus on some of the implications for JCCs, JCCA, and the Jewish community at large. The presentation (approximately 35 minutes) will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
Title: Finding the Passion in My Work
Date: Tuesday, October 15 at 1:30 pm eastern, 12:30 pm central, 11:30 pm mountain, 10:30 am pacific
Trainers: Lou Feldstein, CEO and Founder, Dynamic Change Solutions
Target: All JCC staff
Description: This session helps workshop participants understand the importance of passion and motivation in work and the impact this has on performance. Tools will be provided that help participants (re)discover the exciting elements of their work and how by capturing that first day feeling their motivation can be heightened. These tools can then be used with fellow team members.
Title: Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship, Cohort VIII, Seminar 3
Date: October 14-24, 2013
Trainer: Jodi Sperling
Target: Open only to participants in the Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship