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Creating Programs That Click: 2020 Adult Jewish Learning Resource Conference

Creating Programs That Click: 2020 Adult Jewish Learning Resource Conference

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:30 am to Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:59 pm

Are you a program planner or educator who designs, implements, or presents Jewish educational programs for adults? This conference is for you.

Learn to design programs that truly connect with your participants. Network with colleagues from across the region. Walk away with inspirational new tools to advance lifelong Jewish learning.

Advance tickets are required. Reserve your spot below. 

Jon Levisohn, Keren Fraiman, Cayenne Harris

Creating Programs That Click
2020 Adult Jewish Learning Resource Conference

Registration, coffee, and networking | 9:30 - 10:00 am

Keynote | Rethinking Jewish Literacy | 10:00 - 11:00 am

Hear Dr. Jon A. Levisohn (left), a philosopher of education who directs the Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies at Brandeis University. He will discuss what Jewish literacy means for adult learners.

Dr. Levisohn is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship who has served on the faculty of the Bronfman Fellowship and the Tikvah Institute. He has taught in day schools, supplementary schools, and adult education settings. His publications include Advancing the Learning Agenda in Jewish Education and Beyond Jewish Identity: Rethinking Concepts and Imagining Alternatives.

Breakout Sessions | 11:10 am - 12:15 pm 
Gain new skills that will be immediately applicable to your own work

  • Fostering a Culture of Organizational & Programmatic Learning: Approaches to Evaluation
    In this interactive seminar, learn when, how, and what information we should gather to help us understand the success of our endeavors. Explore the different audiences for evaluation and how to develop a holistic evaluation portfolio that helps foster a learning culture at your organizations. Come prepared to share your own goals and consider new approaches to ascertaining whether you are achieving them.

    Led by Dr. Keren E. Fraiman (center), Spertus Institute Dean and Chief Academic Officer.

    Dr. Fraiman previously served as Director of Research and Evaluation at The iCenter for Israel Education, where she continues to serve on the faculty of the iFellows Masters Concentration in Israel Education program. She has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods and has overseen large programmatic and organizational evaluations in the Jewish communal space.

  • Developing New Audiences: Tactics for Attracting & Engaging Newcomers
    Learn about and explore methods to attract new participants to your programs. In this hands-on session, discover innovative, impactful practices and develop your own methodology for growing and sustaining engagement.

    Led by Cayenne Harris (right), Vice President of Lyric Opera’s Lyric Unlimited.

    As the lead administrator for Lyric's community engagement and audience development initiatives, Harris has played an essential role in the creation of Lyric Unlimited — its philosophy, structure, operation and content. In this role, she has established and fostered partnerships with more than 70 Chicago-area organizations, commissioned five world premiere operas, and created a variety of innovative programs and performances.

Working Lunch | Food and Food for Thought | 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Enjoy time to meet fellow attendees and discuss action steps based on what you’re learned.