In this special workshop, current and incoming presidents and board chairs will be joined by executive coach, nonprofit CEO and Jewish communal leader Hal Lewis to explore the key components of productive smooth transitions of leadership.
The Presidents’ Circle creates a unique opportunity for you and your fellow presidents to learn together, share experiences, build bridges and develop creative solutions to address common issues facing our community. The intimate group size and setting encourages trust and respect and fosters collaboration across our Greater Hartford Jewish community.
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Dr. Hal M. Lewis
Dr. Hal M. Lewis is the Principal Consultant at Leadership for Impact LLC, a leadership-consulting firm serving the needs of nonprofit organizations. He served for a decade as the President and CEO of Spertus Institute in Chicago, where he is currently the Institute’s Chancellor and Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies.
Over a career of more than thirty-five years, Hal has held senior executive positions in a variety of nonprofit organizations, including as the President and CEO of the Columbus Jewish Federation. In addition, he has taught and written on the subject of organizational leadership in both the academic and popular press. His book Models and Meanings in the History of Jewish Leadership has been called “a must read for both current and future communal leadership.” And his work, From Sanctuary to Boardroom: A Jewish Approach to Leadership, has been hailed by scholars, communal professionals and clergy alike.
A master educator, he has taught and served as Visiting Professor at universities around the world. He currently serves as a member of the faculty of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC.
His extensive experience as both a scholar and a practitioner gives him a unique perspective on not-for-profit organizations. His broad range and engaging style make him an often sought-after consultant, speaker and trainer.