Are Jewish Organizations "Great Places to Work"?

Thursday, October 06, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

Tikkun Olam - Responsibility

Studies show that a strategic approach to talent management and an overall commitment to workplace culture have clear benefits, namely a greater level of employee engagement and productivity, and a significantly lower turnover rate. But how “great” are our Jewish workplaces and how might they become even better?

Leading Edge set out to find out by conducting a groundbreaking pilot employee engagement survey of nearly 3500 employees across 55 Jewish organizations in the United States. Join us to learn more about the results from the pilot survey.

With Gali Cooks, Executive Director, Leading Edge

Gali Cooks is the inaugural Executive Director of Leading Edge, an organization formed in 2014 by foundations and federations to influence, inspire and enable dramatic change in attracting, developing and retaining top talent for Jewish organizations. Gali’s professional experience spans the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Her career began as a speechwriter at the Embassy of Israel and a Legislative Assistant at AIPAC. She then joined the Harold Grinspoon Foundation as Founding Director of the PJ Library. From 2007-2013, Gali was Executive Director of the Rita & Stanley Kaplan Family Foundation. In the private sector, Gali was VP of Operations at an education technology startup. Most recently, Gali was Director of Business Operations in the Youth Division of URJ.

Gali serves on the Boards of Keshet and the Joshua Venture Group, and holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business.

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