When was the last time you left a Zoom meeting and said “That was zAWESOME”?
Greater MetroWest Boot Camp is an experiential training offering virtual facilitation skills and inspiration to keep online programming strong. In today’s virtual world, engaging and compelling content requires that leaders be confident in frameworks and techniques that are relevant, empowering, and impactful. Boot Camp will ignite lay leaders and their professionals with new skills to facilitate meaning-making, to lead buzzworthy gatherings, and to build a sense of culture within the confines of a screen… and beyond. This afternoon of virtual learning is brought to you by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
Join distinguished leaders from across the field for an experiential, camp-style gathering that trains you to harness critical skills in virtual facilitation and remote experience design. You’ll walk away with inspiration, tools, and modalities that can profoundly engage your community. And, maybe, just maybe… a paper plate award.
Monday, Oct. 5, 12:00 - 2:15 PM EST
12:00 - 12:05 pm | Check In
12:05 - 12:20 pm | Opening Ceremony & Ice Breakers
12:20 - 1:05 pm | Elective Period 1
1:05 - 1:10 pm | Snack Break
1:10 - 1:55 pm | Elective Period 2
1:55 - 2:15 pm | Closing Circle
As a Jewish professional looking to create new ways of connecting virtually, Boot Camp provided me with ideas for refreshing my own communal programs and I can’t wait to share them with my home community.
Are you currently running online programs? This is for you. 👍🏻 Are you planning to run online programs in the future? This is for you. ✨ Are you a TikTok influencer with 2M followers? Mazels. This is still for you. 🏆 Whether you work at a JCC, Federation, day school, pre-school, synagogue, foundation, summer camp, Moishe House, think tank, start-up or are just brushing up your resumé… this is for you. ⚡️
It’s also for your team. We deeply believe in the value of cross-function collaboration. That's why we’re lowering the price for colleagues who register from the same org. It’ll be like going on a team offsite from your living room! 🌴
HOW to JOIN
Read the elective descriptions below and rank your top choices. You will be given two of your top four choices.
Register online by Friday, October 2 at 12:00 pm ET. Spaces are limited! Electives are assigned first-come first-serve.
Receive a confirmation email with your elective assignments, packing list, and instructions to get the Zoom link.
Log on at 12:00 pm ET on Monday, Oct 5 for opening flagpole!
WHO's it FOR?
Are you a Jewish communal leader in the Greater MetroWest New Jersey area? This is for you. 👍🏻 Are you planning to run virtual meetings or engagement programs in the future? This is for you! ⚡️ Whether you work at Federation, a partner agency, or are a lay leader in the community… this is for you! 🏆
It’s also for your team. We deeply believe in cross-functional collaboration. This will be a chance to learn alongside your fellow community leaders from your living room! 🌴
75 minutes of “Behind the curtain” training & simulation, including access to recordings and takeaways from all electives
Two 45-min electives to expand your skills toolkit
Community weaving across Greater MetroWest NJ
what'S it COST?
Boot Camp is free of charge for all Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest board members, committee chairs, and professionals in addition to our partner agency executive directors and board chairs thanks to the generosity of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
READY FOR CAMP?
Grab a Snack Pack and register now to save your spot at Boot Camp! Registration is open until Friday, October 2, 12:00 pm EST, or until spaces run out. Spots are limited and electives are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register now!
Greater Metrowest NJ Boot Camp
Monday, October 5, 2020
12:00 - 2:15 pm ET
This initiative was made possible through the generosity of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
Learn to spark culture and connection among your participants. The barrier to entry has never been lower, so we’ll explore the small ways you can inspire people to feel like they are part of something bigger, and better, than they could imagine alone.
Sees silver linings. Has had at least 1 optimistic thought lately.
Bring interaction into a 2D space. From meetings to celebrations, text-study to ritual-making, strong programs encourage participation, foster collaboration & deepen engagement. Join us in exploring several third-party tools to make your virtual gatherings more interactive
Likes word clouds and visually-pleasing collaborative tools
Freshen up your virtual presence! Learn to translate your in-person skills and agenda to the online space. We’ll explore ways to overcome Zoom fatigue, as a facilitator and participant, and how to shift energy in the moment to maximize group connection and engagement.
Zoom fatigue. Aspirations to be more like Oprah.
Advanced Zice Breakers
Build your arsenal of Zoom ice breakers! Learn back-pocket activities to kick off a gathering, creatively pivot topics, and captivate your audience’s attention... all while amplifying your community-building goals. This session is the antidote to Zoom fatigue!
Aversion to awkward silence and unimaginative name-games
Learn to create buzzworthy gatherings through the lens of an experience designer. We'll explore how to structure a script, design an arc of touch points, and layer in magic to engineer “z-aha” moments that transcend beyond the screen.
Misses planning in-person events. Loves surprise & delight.
Zoom Magic 201
Rabbi Dan Medwin
Already comfortable with setting up and running virtual programs? Here’s your chance to get a PhZ in Zoom production wizardry. Learn advanced tools and how to best utilize the software to take your Zoom production skills to the next level.
For professionals only. Has experience hosting meetings.
45 minutes each