This week, JCPA staff gathered in New York for a JCPA “first”: a two-day retreat focused on teambuilding and organizational strategy. In addition to building a marshmallow-and-pasta tower to develop teamwork, and learning about Israel through a viewing of the sitcom “Arab Labor,” the group began important conversations about our team values and our roles and responsibilities. Participants also addressed program strategy development and the best methods for identifying our audiences. On the second day, the staff was joined by Cheryl Fishbein, Chair of JCPA’s Administrative Committee, for a session on planning and strategy.
This retreat is part of a longer-term strategic planning process that includes a nationwide “listening tour” and will incorporate a comprehensive visioning session at JCPA2016. Keep watching for more details in future editions of JCPActs!