David Axelrod will be a featured speaker at the 2018 NJHSA Inaugural Conference's Sunday Opening Plenary Lunch, the Conference's first gathering. Using a fireside chat format, Axelrod will engage in a far-reaching conversation about today's political climate and its impact on the human service sector. Axelrod, the Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Obama's Chief Campaign Strategist and Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama (2009-2011), will also take questions from the audience.
Jeff DeGraff, The "Dean of Innovation," will speak at the NJHSA Annual Conference Plenary & Awards Breakfast, scheduled for Monday, April 30th. Jeff has advised many of the world's leading corporations, using the Competing Values Framework that he co-created, on how to grow, change and ultimately move forward to see positive results. Jeff's ideas have gained such a following that he created the Innovatrium, an innovation institute in the heart of the University of Michigan's campus. His talent for breaking down the steps needed to innovate effectively also prompted him to write a slew of successful books on innovation.
Jeff's expertise in innovation aligns with NJHSA's, newly forming Center for Innovation & Research, which is in the development process and aims to be an array of resources the Network can apply to help member agencies transform ideas and opportunities into actions through collaborations and partnerships.
The Network is pleased to announce the 2018 Inaugural Conference Awards.
NJHSA constantly strives to be the leading voice for Jewish human service organizations - the go-to resource for best practices, research, innovation and partnerships; strengthening agencies so that they can better serve their communities and the people who need their help. As such we've designed this year's awards around these core values, in addition to recognizing extraordinary member agency professionals and lay leaders.
All awards are due Friday, March 2nd.
Unifying Our Human Service Voice
April 29 - May 1, 2018
Sheraton Grand Chicago
NJHSA Group Rate: $189
Cut-Off Date: March 24, 2018
Note: All meals are kosher and under rabbinic supervision.
Pre-Conference: Executive Briefing (10-11:30am)
***NJHSA Member Agency CEOs/Executive Directors are invited to this informal gathering designed to connect recently appointed CEO’s/ED’s to the full CEO/ED cohort. The meeting will also offer an insider’s briefing on the development of the Network, its goals for 2018 and beyond and opportunities for engagement.***
Opening Plenary Lunch (begins at noon)
Performance & Networking Reception
Awards & Plenary Breakfast
Optional Luncheons (additional cost)
Board Chairs/Chair Elect
Development & Marketing
Older Adult Service Professionals
Join the Center for Health and Social Care Integration of Rush Medical College for a networking lunch for professionals working with older adults and caregivers, to engage around innovation in partnering with healthcare entities.Opportunities for implementing and sustaining evidence based care coordination initiatives will be highlighted. Click here for more information.
Sponsor Showcase & Refreshment Break
Filming Screening & Discussion
NJHSA Board of Directors Meeting
Closing Plenary (concludes at noon)
Post-Conference: JFNA Person Centered Trauma-Informed Programming (noon - 5pm)
***JFNA will host a post-conference Training Workshop on building a Person-Centered, Trauma- Informed agency and culture. We encourage attendance by JFNA subgrantees and agency leadership who want to learn how to make their organizations more PCTI. ***
Cost: $0 for Bravo or Charlie Cohort – up to 3 people per agency for free (Kosher lunch included)
$65 for any other attendees (Kosher lunch included)
*Attendees must register separately.
(Registration link coming soon.)
For more information, email HolocaustCenter@JewishFederations.org.
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