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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

LEAD 8 Essential Skills
Leadership in NCSY is a meaningful and purposeful role in the organization. Along with Torah values and Jewish thought, LEAD focuses on eight essential research-based leadership skills to prepare all LEAD participants for success. As an introduction and foundation of NCSY LEAD, we will begin with the essential question WHAT MAKES A LEADER? This is […]
NCSY's Leadership and Development Experience (LEAD), sponsored in part by the Leon Legacy Fund, has been a spotlight program for staff over the years. Each cohort had an intimate group of striving leaders who successfully learned and integrated the adaptive skills one needs to lead within our essential organization. This year, LEAD has the opportunity […]
LEAD Newsletter Coming Soon!
Coming Soon! The LEAD Newsletter. Starting this September, it will feature news and updates about the LEAD program, stories of leadership, articles, tips, guidance, updates from the new NCSY Innovation Lab, and more! LEAD looks forward to sharing ways to continue to support all our staff as they refine and grow the skills that are […]