National Expert Maya Bernstein Brings “Adaptive Leadership” to Hartford

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (December 9, 2016) – More than 70 Jewish communal leaders from 17 institutions attended an Adaptive Leadership Conference with Jewish leadership and innovation expert Maya Bernstein on November 29 at Beth El Temple in West Hartford.  The conference is part of the “Community Connections: Leadership and Change” program presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Commission on Jewish Education and Leadership. The program is supported by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford.

“Adaptive Leadership: Understanding Our Leadership and Ourselves” attendees learned new skills that will help their organizations break through barriers to change. They also reflected on “self leadership” and learned to see themselves as part of a constantly changing system that requires both sensitivity and flexibility.

“This session guided us as leaders in thinking about observing before speaking, assessing values that we believe to be important, and also recognizing that change involves great sensitivity to loss,”  noted Dr. Sandy Dashefsky, Executive Consultant with the Community Connections: Leadership and Change initiative.

Conference leader Maya Bernstein has facilitated inspirational and impactful leadership initiatives in nonprofit and educational settings for over 15 years. 

To learn more about “Community Connections: Leadership and Change,” please contact Heather Fiedler, Associate Vice President of Jewish Education and Leadership, at or 860.727.6121.


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