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Our journey together doesn't end with the close of your formal program.

The Leading Edge Alumni Network is here for you with continued learning, resources, connections, and support as you continue growing as a leader and driving change in your organization, your board, and your community.

It’s all about connection.

Three out of four Jewish nonprofit leaders named "connections with their fellow leaders" as what's most helpful to their leadership. (Source: State of the Jewish Workplace 2023.)

  • “Participating in my leadership program equipped me with new tools and skills to be a strong board member and board leader. My favorite takeaway, however, was the incredible community. I know that as I continue on my leadership journey, I have got colleagues, friends and the Leading Edge team I can count on for support."

    — A board leader

  • “My entire Leading Edge experience has been crucial to my growth as a Jewish communal leader. From the brilliant minds in my cohort to the alumni network, I've been pushed to think and act more boldly, and know I have a team of supporters available when I'm feeling challenged, overwhelmed, or want to celebrate success. I feel so fortunate that I had this opportunity.”

    — A CEO

Who is part of the Leading Edge Alumni Network?

If you’re an alum of any of Leading Edge’s cohort leadership programs, and you’re an active professional or board member of a Jewish nonprofit, then you are! Our alumni are passionate, engaged leaders in our sector. Together you represent organizations spanning a variety of sizes, types, and missions, and share a desire to transform your own leadership, your organizations, and our sector. 

You and your fellow alumni in the network have completed  Leading Edge programs such as:

What is the purpose of the Leading Edge Alumni Network?

We’re not just offering programs to help individual leaders; Leading Edge is building a movement for better leadership and organizational culture in the Jewish nonprofit sector.

As a member of the Leading Edge Alumni Network, you will: 

  • Be supported
  • Be challenged
  • Be a continuous learner
  • Be a champion for strengthening culture and leadership in the Jewish nonprofit sector

How do I engage with the Leading Edge Alumni Network?

Attend a workshop

At this time, workshops are limited to alumni of Leading Edge’s leadership programs. This curriculum is designed around the most prevalent learning topics for board and executive leaders from the annual alumni survey and beyond, spanning a variety of leadership competencies. If you have feedback or would like to suggest a workshop topic, please get in touch!  

NOTE: Workshop topics are subject to change.

Join a peer learning group
  • Share experience, knowledge, and practice in a 4-month learning experience tailored to your schedule and passions. Together, you will focus on how the work really gets done and build your network of peer leaders all while creating a community and culture of learning together.
  • Registration for our Spring 2024 Peer Learning Groups (meeting from February - May) opens soon! Let us know you’re interested here.
Attend the Leading Edge Alumni Forum 2024
Host a local network meetup

Interested in hosting or attending an informal meetup in your city? Let us know!

Complete the Alumni Survey

Every spring, you’ll be invited to share your voice in our alumni survey. This is one way we’re taking the pulse of the Leading Edge Alumni Network’s challenges, opportunities, and questions.

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FAQs

Why an Alumni Network?

Our programs are brief, but connections with fellow leaders have the potential to be a key lever in effecting change throughout the sector. We know that what happens after a cohort learning experience concludes is frequently as or more impactful than the program itself. We invest in and prioritize the Leading Edge Alumni Network as a strategic step toward our mission of improving workplace culture and leadership across the Jewish nonprofit sector.

How can I join the Leading Edge Alumni Network?

The Leading Edge Alumni Network is open to alumni of Leading Edge’s leadership programs who actively work in or serve on the board of a Jewish community organization. Eligible programs include current programs (Leading Executives, Leading Partners, and Leading Teams) and past programs (CEO Onboarding, Board Member Institute, Unraveling the Boardian Knot). If you've participated in one or more of those programs, and you currently work in or serve on the board of a Jewish nonprofit organization, then you're in the network! (No formal step is necessary to join it.)

Who can attend an alumni workshop?

Workshops are open to alumni of Leading Edge’s leadership programs.

What is the Leading Edge Alumni Forum?

This is a gathering of select members of the  Leading Edge Alumni Network to learn about sector-wide trends and leadership themes, and connect with leaders across the community. The Forum is a multi-day learning experience focused on specific, timely, and relevant content. Our next forum will be in September 2024 in Atlanta, GA open to CEOs/EDs and board members who currently work or serve in Jewish organizations.

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