Yitro Leadership Program
“The thing you are doing is not right; you will surely wear yourself out and these people as well. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.” –Exodus 18: 18-19
Upon learning that Moses, his son-in-law, was leading the Israelites on his own, Yitro shared the above advice. This lesson that Yitro shares with Moses is true for all leaders, especially in our ever-changing world and with the increasing complexity and sophistication of organizational operations. The Yitro Leadership Program, aptly named for Yitro, the earliest of management consultants, invests in a diverse network of high potential middle managers, ensuring they too are not alone in the work of camp leadership, able to support their camp directors, those they supervise, and one another.
The Yitro Leadership Program seeks to widen the lens of the participants’ perception of Jewish leadership in order to enhance the Jewish culture and experience at their camp, while also creating a strong network of peers that allows for collaboration and learning. Through the Yitro Leadership Program FJC ensures excellent associate and assistant directors fill Jewish camp leadership roles today and that they have the skills, confidence and connections to become the next generation of executive leaders in the future. To date nearly 60 participants have graduated from the program over three previous cohorts , and we are so excited to currently be working with the phenomenal individuals that make up Cohort IV!
The Yitro Leadership Program is made possible by the generous support of The AVI CHAI Foundation.