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JCCV & Monash University Course for Jewish Community Workers

26 March 2009

JCCV and Monash University offer exciting new course for Jewish Community Workers.

“The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) have jointly established a practical skills-based professional development course for persons already employed or aspiring to work in the Australian Jewish community. This course will provide essential skills to both salaried and volunteer workers”, JCCV president John Searle announced today.

“This is an extremely exciting and valuable opportunity”, Searle continued. “Most come to this work from other areas and this course will provide a substantial background for a career in this growing field.”

‘Management Skills for Jewish Communal Service and Leadership’ will offer the following five core units over twenty-five contact hours:

  • Being a Jewish Community Professional
  • Working in a Jewish Communal Organisation
  • Strategising with Purpose and Integrity
  • Being Effective and Efficient
  • Making the Most of What We Have

This course is facilitated by ACJC lecturer Melanie Landau and will feature guest presentations by academics from Monash Graduate School of Business. The course will emphasise requisite practical skills such as team building, communication, business plan development, fund-raising and budgeting, but significantly in a uniquely local Jewish context.

This course is part of the ACJC’s Roslyn Smorgon Program in Communal Service and Leadership which includes degree programs in Communal service and Leadership, professional development opportunities for not for profit organisations and other consultancies involving leadership development.

Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to be granted the Certificate of Completion. While the Course will not receive accreditation this year, it may achieve such status from 2010.

Searle concluded, “This course will commence after Pesach and places will be advertised soon. While we believe that it already offers remarkable value for money, we are pleased to advise that the JCCV will provide subsidies for select students.”

Please address any queries to:

Melanie Landau (Monash) 0425 825362
Geoffrey Zygier (JCCV) 9272 5579


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