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Exploring Group Dynamics in Teen Foundations

November 20, 2014

Lunch & Learn

Facilitating groups, especially groups of teens, can be inspiring and rewarding, and also fraught with real challenges inherent to the group process. Join us to learn one theory of group dynamics with Sara Shapiro-Plevan, Founder and Lead Consultant at Rimonim Consulting. Then, we’ll explore the ways in which teen foundations do and do not conform to this theory with Sara Indyk, Philanthropic Initiatives Manager at Rose Community Foundation. Come prepared to share your own experiences.


Presenter Bios:

Sarah Indyk works at Rose Community Foundation in Denver, Colorado, where she oversees efforts to engage people in meaningful, intentional collaborative philanthropy. Part of her portfolio is managing Rose Youth Foundation, one of the longest-running Jewish youth philanthropy programs in the country, twice recognized by Slingshot: A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation. Sarah majored in American Studies and graduated with distinction from Yale University. She is a member of the ROI Community.
Sarah Indyk
Sara Shapiro-Plevan is the lead consultant for Rimonim Consulting and a doctoral candidate in Jewish education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her research and work focuses on social and professional networks of Jewish educators, and networks and communities of practice in support of professional learning and growth. Sara works primarily with organizations, schools, congregations and foundations in the Jewish educational community to support and facilitate strategic, intentional change and alignment with vision. Experimentation, reflection and relationships form the core of Sara's practice, all through the lens of conversation.
Sara Shapiro-Plevan




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