Union for Reform Judaism: Bootcamps for Chicago Early Engagement Leadership Initiative
Congregational communities are struggling to attract families with young children, and consequently are faced with the challenge of recruiting and maintaining membership. The Chicago Early Engagement Leadership Initiative (CEELI) is a groundbreaking enterprise in North America by virtue of its scope and outcome measures.
CEELI envisioned a series of high-level, intensive workshops for Jewish early childhood educators across denominations and for members of the Chicago-area community. These seminars would be designed to educate and reinforce leadership skills in new disciplines that are critical to the work of young family engagement.
Meeting Your Mission’s Managing Director, Leslie Rosen Stern was engaged to serve as a Special Project Consultant for the CEELI Boot Camp Initiative. In this role, Meeting Your Mission provides ongoing operational support , publicity, outreach and recruitment, management of logistics related to environment, supplies and participant needs, and on-site program management for the intensive, high-level, hands-on trainings and “bootcamp” workshops.