Session Proposals

Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is now accepting session proposals for our biennial conference, Leaders Assembly. Leaders Assembly 2022 will take place on December 4-6th in Atlanta, GA.

We are looking for dynamic facilitators and experts to lead workshops and conversations on a variety of topics that will provide the best possible experience for all Leaders Assembly attendees. Submit a proposal to lead a breakout session, or to lend your expertise and insights as a panelist or co-presenter.

Propose a Session

Leaders Assembly Key Topic Areas:
  • Wellness, Inclusion, & Belonging
  • Camp Management, Leadership, & Operations
  • Camp Programming
  • Development & Fundraising
  • Young Camperhood: Ages 0-8
  • Governance & Lay Leadership
  • Jewish Education: Values, Israel, and Experiential Approaches
  • Marketing & Recruitment
  • Staff Experience & Training
Types of Facilitation Opportunities:

Breakout Session (75 minutes) – Facilitate a deeper dive into a content area, a chance for you to share insights and expertise and to provide an engaging learning experience for attendees.

Mini Session (30 minutes) – These bite-sized presentations and discussions about an innovative project, a significant event, a key summer learning (i.e. strengths-based lessons from your SI dashboards!), and/or a fun new programmatic solution that you think the field can learn and grow from.

Session Facilitation Support – Help facilitate a session by sitting on a panel, co-facilitating, or sharing your camp/organization’s experience in some other way. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to present but is not interested in designing or being the lead presenter on a session.

Suggestions for Strong Submissions:
  • Relevant: Clear content tailored for the Leaders Assembly audience and the field of Jewish camp
  • Actionable: Tangible takeaways for attendees
  • Engaging: Interactive, and thought-provoking delivery
  • Inclusive: Intentional language that speaks with clarity to your target audience (For example, if you plan to address all camp professionals be sure to use language that applies to overnight, day, and family camp.)
  • Collaborative: Consider working together across the field, connecting with and drawing on perspectives from other types of camps, movements, regions, federations, partner organizations, etc.

Attendees today are looking for more out of their conference experience—hands-on learning, interaction with the presenter, case studies, real-world examples, and opportunities to dive deeper into topics with one another. We strongly encourage you to consider new ways to incorporate these types of interactions while you are developing your session.

What you need to know:

All interest forms must be submitted by Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

If you’re selected as a presenter, you’ll have the opportunity to share your expertise and connect with over 800 Jewish camp professionals, lay leaders, and advocates! In addition to facilitating your own session, you are welcome to participate in the full conference – an unparalleled opportunity for networking, professional development, and celebrating Jewish camp.

FJC has full discretion to choose the workshops and presenters for Leaders Assembly 2022. There is no guarantee that this proposal will be accepted.

Compensation (fee, travel, lodging, and/or registration costs) may be available for some Leaders Assembly presenters and is negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Please indicate your request in your proposal.

Should your proposal be selected, or should you be selected to be a presenter, a member of the FJC team will be in contact to further discuss the details of your session. FJC will request more information including updated session descriptions and goals, logistical needs, and a presenter biography and headshot. FJC will do our best to accommodate all A/V requests. Presenters who need a computer for their presentation will be required to provide their own laptop and connecting device (i.e., Mac dongle) for projectors.

All presenters will be required to register for Leaders Assembly 2022 once notified.

Propose a Session