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Rallying in Challenging Times - w/ Spertus - Online

Past Sessions
Monday, April 20, 2020 26 Nisan 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Monday, April 13, 2020 19 Nisan 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Monday, April 6, 2020 12 Nisan 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7 Nisan 5780 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The current pandemic has challenged everyone individually, organizationally, communally, societally, and globally. In these fast changing and anxiety-producing times, we face myriad decisions, often with little context or information. It can be confusing, even at times paralyzing. Are there ways for us to make better decisions and to lead more effectively, more relationally, more compassionately during these and other difficult conditions? Can times of crisis, such as this, become times of renewal and transformation?

The sessions bring together Spertus faculty from our Center for Jewish Leadership—including those who teach in Spertus Institute’s Certificate in Jewish Leadership (presented in partnership with Northwestern University)—to share their experiences and insights as you face unique and complex challenges in your own life and organization.

Session 1
Learning from Vulnerability and Resilience in Times of Crisis
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CDT

Dr. Dean P. Bell (right), Spertus President and CEO, and Dr. Mike Hogue (left), Professor at the Meadville Lombard Theological School, share insights from their work on vulnerability, resilience, and religion. How do we become more resilient, adaptive, and agile? Crises can reveal things that are ordinarily invisible or overlooked. What can we do to ensure they bring out the best in us?

Session 2
Mobilizing Leadership in Times of Crisis
Monday, April 6, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CDT

Spertus Chancellor Dr. Hal M. Lewis (above), a renowned Jewish leadership expert and executive coach, shares strategies and best practices for effective leadership during times of crisis. How does leading in crisis differ? How do we take care of ourselves? How do we lead and communicate strategically amid so much uncertainty?

Session 3
Applying Problem-Solving in Times that Overwhelm
Monday, April 13, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 CDT

Spertus Institute and DePaul Emeritus faculty member Dr. Russ Rogers (above), an organizational behavior and leadership expert, shares insights into how we adapt to changing realities, enact rapid change, and think both in and outside of our box to effective strategies at work and at home?

Session 4
Understanding Context in Times of Panic
Monday, April 20, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 CDT

Spertus President and CEO Dr. Dean P. Bell (above), who also holds a faculty appointment as Professor of Jewish History, shares his research on Jews, plagues, and communal response. What can previous pandemics teach us for today, from quarantine and travel restrictions to civil policy, medical procedures, and religious responses?

Open to the public. Free to participate.
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