Category Archives: Session 2016

BDS Trends on Campus: Recent Developments, What’s the Role of CRCs, Best Practices

There are many BDS challenges facing campuses and the landscape is rapidly changing. We’re seeing growing challenges with graduate student worker unions and upper graduate professional associations alike. BDS activists are rapidly co-oping every Progressive cause in sight as a vehicle to promote BDS. Hear from CRCs who have successfully worked with campuses in their

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Counter-BDS State Legislation: The models, The process, The wins

Over the past year, many states have introduced counter-BDS state legislation, which numerous states have passed and signed into law. Israel Action Network has been working behind the scenes to advise CRC leadership around the country throughout this process. This session will focus on the different types of legislation, the process, and best practices for

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New Frontiers in Civil Rights

What are the next important advances we need to be pushing for? What are our partners focusing on? What are the important conversations happening today? From criminal justice reform to the next steps in LGBTQ equality, this session will offer key insights. The session will be moderated by Steven Dettelbach, who until recently was the

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Aligning Jewish Values and Jewish Organizations

We will discuss why there can be a disconnect between the stated values of our organizations and the experience of our constituents. Why does this happen? How can it be remedied? And how can keep at bay the pressure to be busy and in control of all of our work that are key culprits in

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Meet the Press: How To Get Your Message Out Through The Media

How do you write press releases, pitch stories to reporters, or get your message out to the press? This session will focus on some tried and true methods of getting your message out through the news media. Speaker: Alan Melamed

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Community Relations, But Were Afraid To Ask

Learn about the rich history of the community relations field. What is community relations and why is it relevant in today’s operating environment? Hear from a veteran and one of the “new guard” of CRC directors. These experts will observe the most important aspects of being a community relations professional and discuss how the field

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Kosher Pork: Ramping Up Government Relations

Elected officials are important partners for us. By definition, they are community leaders with networks of relationships. They also shape the social programs we care about, both through legislation and appropriations. In this session, we will discuss how to encourage state and local elected officials to join with us in supporting Jewish community organizations. Speaker:

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By The Numbers: How To Track And Measure Our Community Relations Work:

The mantra of metrics: How do we know what we’re doing works? How do we prove we’re moving the needle and doing it most effectively? How do we identify, analyze, and interpret the data from our work? In this session, we will explore how to track and measure our work. Speaker: Phillip Brodsky

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Keep Calm and Carry On: Navigating A Complicated Crisis In Your Community:

The Jewish community is often on the front lines of handling crisis from both within and without our community. In this session, we will dust off and sharpen our crisis management skills. After all, we never know when they’ll be needed. Speaker:Bruce Hennes

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Getting to Know You: How to Build Powerful Community Partnerships

In unity there is strength! Finding common ground with other groups is essential to moving the needle in any advocacy campaign. Join us to find out about best practices on how to get the conversation started! Speaker: Bob Kaplan

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