Ivan Ciment is correct in proposing more defined extra-organizational opportunities to train and prepare leaders of Jewish communal services (“Filling The Leadership Void: A Proposal,” Oct. 8).
While there exist a multitude of excellent managers, great leaders have a different personality and skill set. Clearly some are inbred, yet many transform from managers to leaders. Good training is an essential complement to experience.
Many organizations such as OHEL invest heavily in leadership development programs, but Ciment’s proposal to incubate leaders over an extended period and gain broad field experience is compelling.
We welcome participating in such forums with sponsorships and opportunities for internships.
Chief Executive Officer
OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services