Leadership Lab Session Outline


1. Understanding Leadership (Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
Your leadership journey begins here! This fun and interactive session is your chance to connect with fellow leaders who are thoughtful, driven and eager to make a positive impact. Together, you will build a shared understanding of what it truly means to lead. We will introduce you to key leadership concepts and practices that are fundamental to strong leadership development.


2. Leadership from the Inside Out (Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
Good leadership begins with you. Through a personalized leadership assessment facilitated by the experts at StrengthsFinder, you will deepen your self-awareness and ​learn to leverage your strengths effectively. This strengths-based approach has ignited a global conversation around personal leadership development. Through dynamic exercises, we dig down to the roots of your inner leader and uncover the unique strengths that only you possess and that showcase just how awesome you really are.

3.  I'm an Expert (Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
The self-aware leader needs solid ground to stand on, and core values provide an inspiring foundation. In this session we our own expertize and what we bring to the table, but also our limits and how being a part of a team is both helpful and necessary in being a successful leader.


Leadership Lab Social (Sunday, Mar. 20, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)


4. Community Involvement 101 (Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
While change may be a constant, some things stand the test of time. This session we are joined by a panel of Jewish community leaders who span several generations - each one offering their unique leadership insights and reflecting on what has changed and endured in Vancouver. Explore ways to be a strong leader during change and the importance of being “change agile.”


5. Leadership in Action (Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Time to spring your leadership skills into action! On a special Sunday night session, we will be giving back to the community. This will be an opportunity to get our hands dirty and give back to the community and city as a whole. We will be teaming up with other AXIS groups for the evening.


6. Leaders Giving Back (Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
What does effective community resource allocation look like and how do Jewish not-for-profit organizations do this responsibly? This session focuses on strategic decision making skills and techniques that put you in the driver's seat as collectively, we participate in a Jewish community grant allocation exercise with real funds at stake

7. Independent Leaders (Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
On the eve of Yom Ha’atzmaut, when we celebrate Israel independence, we will be looking at those people in our history who took a stance and became leaders on their own fronts and what made them great.

8. Leadership in Review (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
By now you know that true leaders are in it for positive impact, and they come by it through commitment and work. This session we look back on the work we have done together over eight transformative sessions. We will revisit our goals, share our successes and challenges, reflect on our impact and discuss future directions for leadership in our community. This is when you realize what a difference you can make - in fact, by now you will have already made a big difference. Go forth and lead.





For more information, contact Jonathan at jthau@jewishvancouver.com or 604.257.5128


One of the first things I learned in Axis Leadership Lab is that the individual influences the group, the group affects the community, and the community ultimately changes the individual. It was a long cycle for me but this principle has proven to be true both personally and professionally, in ways that I never thought possible. I would recommend to anyone with aspirations of becoming a leader to sign up for this program. - Jose Ilitzky