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Transforming Passion Into Impact

As part of the overall OU Talent Development Strategy and generously sponsored in part by the Leon Legacy Fund and the Mayberg Foundation, LEAD is NCSY's premiere Leadership and Development program for supporting staff in professional growth and career development.

What is my leadership style?

Can I increase my

Emotional Intelligence?

Does self-care make a difference?

How do I plan my professional growth?


LEAD is the entry program for leadership growth in NCSY. Ideal for those with at least one year of full time experience in NCSY, are currently leading or desire to lead teams and want to learn the skills required for professional growth and promotion.
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Equip yourself with essential leadership skills for your role and future roles. Grasp the heartbeat of our values, culture, and processes. Lay the cornerstone for your future growth.

Facilitated by Dr. Eliezer Jones,
Director of Innovation and Associate Leadership Development for NCSY


LEAD is for individuals who want to grow professionally and want to learn the additional leadership skills and be supported in the process.

To apply for LEAD you must:

  • be a Teen facing staff, manager, director, fundraiser or operations staff.
  • be Full-time since at least October 2023
  • have spoken with your supervisor and gotten approval
  • attend the LEAD specific sessions at StaffCon
  • be available for the live sessions at 3:30pm est monthly on the following dates: 10/29, 11/26, 12/24, 1/28, 2/25, 3/35, 4/29, 5/29


Conversations with leaders who inspire

Hosted by Dr. Eliezer Jones, each episode is with a leader in or connected to NCSY/JSU who share their experiences, insights and what it takes to lead. There is not an episode that won't leave you inspired. Enjoy!

News & Updates

Shloshim and the Power of Moments
Have you ever experienced the enchantment of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles? It's an exclusive magic club accessible by invitation from a member. Several years ago, my wife and I were graciously invited by the manager, and let me tell you, it was truly magical, pun intended. How about the Magic Castle Hotel? While […]
Shiva Stranger: A lesson on showing up
In Rabbi Sack’s profound exploration of spirituality (Studies in Spirituality, p. 205-206), he reflects, “It took me two years to recover from the death of my father, of blessed memory. To this day, almost twenty years later, I am not sure why. He did not die suddenly or young. He was well into his eighties. […]
A Bright Vulnerable Light
In our recent LEAD Live session, we delved into the topic of vulnerability, emphasizing that it is not a weakness but rather a strength in leadership. While vulnerability wasn't initially on the session agenda, its relevance I want to believe emerged as we were a day away from the celebration of Chanukah, a holiday that […]