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Leading Edge Alumni Forum 2024

Leveling up the board-professional partnership

Leading Edge Alumni Forum—Shared Leadership

Creating a vibrant shared leadership culture between boards and executives is key — especially right now. Join board and executive leaders from across the Leading Edge alumni community for a 30-hour, in-person leadership development forum! You’ll explore and deepen shared leadership practices across the sector, learn from leading contemporary voices, build and strengthen relationships, and find inspiration to elevate our organizations’ leadership.

  • Registration opens May 1, 2024!

    Meet us September 10-11, 2024 in Atlanta, GA

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What is shared leadership?

At the Alumni Forum, shared leadership refers to the board-professional partnership — the way an organization's executive and board lead together. But investing in great shared leadership is so much more than collaboration and communication, it’s also:

  • Essential for a healthy, effective organization that successfully fulfills its mission,
  • Creating and fostering the conditions for diverse voices to engage with curiosity, reflect on a shared purpose, and courageously align values and culture., 
  • The capacity to lead together with vision, to uphold a dynamic culture of integrity and boldness, and
  • A requirement to build bridges beyond our organizations and create collective responsibility within and outside of our immediate communities.
What You'll Explore During the Alumni Forum
  • Leading Together Workshop: Beyond collaboration, uncover what a vibrant shared leadership culture looks like in action, its role in driving organizational health outcomes, and unpack the foundations of leading together as twin engines.
  • Shared Leadership Labs: Choose your own learning journey, reflect with peers, and emerge with actionable strategies to renew your commitment to shared leadership and vibrant culture. 
  • Fireside Chat: Explore stories of hands-on partnership and merging strong points of view into a shared vision from sector leaders and alumni - get inspired and spark new ideas to reinvigorate your leadership relationships. 
  • Place-Based Learning: Explore Atlanta’s historical context and the stakes of leading across lines of difference, reflect on opportunities to lead change and build bridges in your own organization and community of responsibility. 
  • The Alumni Network: Enjoy plenty of opportunities for curiosity and connection with your cohort and the entire Alumni Network!

This gathering is limited to 100 leaders from the alumni network who currently work or serve in the Jewish nonprofit sector - secure your spot by registering ASAP!

FAQ

When does the Alumni Forum begin and end?

The Forum will take place from Tuesday, September 10, 1:00pm to Wednesday, September 11, 4:00pm.

Who will be there?

We’re inviting CEOs, board chairs, and board members in our Leading Edge alumni community who actively work or serve in the Jewish nonprofit sector and who will be able to apply what they learn at the Alumni Forum in their leadership practice right away.

What can I expect from the Leading Edge Alumni Forum?

A 30-hour in–person leadership development program for select board and executive alumni, the Forum will be a learning lab designed to gain actionable insight and create practice-based strategies. You will walk away with a deepened understanding of what a vibrant culture of shared leadership looks like, challenges and opportunities within your organization, and a refreshed toolbox of techniques on how to move the needle. And build and strengthen your connections across the sector along the way!

Is there a dress code?

We recommend wearing whatever makes you feel comfortable in a professional setting - think business casual. Since temperature may fluctuate, we recommend dressing in layers and choosing comfortable shoes.

I’m looking for more information on hotel, travel, or meals.

Participants are responsible for coordinating and paying for their travel to and from Atlanta and for making hotel reservations. Leading Edge will provide dinner, breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the gathering and has limited travel stipends available. We'll share more information during the registration process.

What else should I know?

To help us create an atmosphere of learning, growth, and respect, centered on the dignity and safety of all participants and staff at the Leading Edge Alumni Forum, we rely on your participation in upholding Leading Edge’s Community Agreement and gathering norms.

I have a different question, who can I get in touch with?

We’re glad to hear from you! Contact Isabel Shech, Senior Manager of Leadership Programs, at isabel@leadingedge.org.

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