Rabbi As Supervisor: Essential Skills You Don’t Learn in Seminary 2022-2023

Rabbis are often responsible for not only managing their own performance, but are also expected to achieve results through others. This online intensive is applicable to rabbis in all settings with supervisory responsibilities. Each module stands alone and you may register for any number of them. A certificate of supervision is granted only for the completion of all four modules.

Each module requires a six-hour commitment, including: pre-assigned readings, participation in a three-hour learning session, small group work after each class, and follow-up group session with the facilitator.

“I can point to my participation in Larry Dressler’s course as one of the fundamental pieces of training to my effective rabbinate. . . . Every rabbi—no matter the stage in their career or place of employment —could benefit tremendously from this course.”

“After 20 years in the congregational rabbinate, I learned how I have tried to pastor my staff and not hold us accountable and engage in the conversations that needed to be had. It was eye-opening and I am very grateful to the CCAR and Larry Dressler for offering this program.”

“I’ve already instituted things that I learned from Larry”


Module 1: Self-Management 
Live Class: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12:00 PM3:00 PM ET
Follow-up: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12:00 PM ET1:00 PM ET
This module focuses on helping rabbis identify the “highest and best use” of their time and energy, including priority-setting and addressing workload imbalances.

Module 2: Supportive Supervision 
Live Class: Thursday, January 19, 2023, 12:00 PM3:00 PM ET
Follow-up: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 12:00 PM ET1:00 PM ET
This module helps rabbis create and implement a supervisory system that leads to clarity and accountability.

Module 3: Supervisor as Multiplier 
Live Class: Thursday, March 9, 2023,12:00 PM3:00 PM ET
Follow-up: Thursday, March 30, 2023,12:00 PM ET1:00 PM ET
This module will teach the psychology and techniques that ensure effective delegation that will help rabbis achieve more while helping their staff to grow.

Module 4: Corrective Supervision 
Live Class: Thursday, April 20, 2023, 12:00 PM3:00 PM ET
Follow-up: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 12:00 PM ET1:00 PM ET
This module will help rabbis learn to have difficult conversations with employees in ways that resolve problems, strengthen relationships, and foster mutual learning.

This course is generously funded by the Steven A. Fox Fund for Rabbinic Leadership.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact: Ariel Dorvil, adorvil@ccarnet.org

Online Seminar Cancellation Policy
CCAR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any event. In the event of program cancellation or rescheduling, we make every effort to notify participants in a timely fashion.
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the CCAR in writing (info@ccarnet.org) no less than four weeks prior to the program.
All registration fees include a non-refundable fee of $50. CCAR reserves the right to reduce any refunds to cover charges incurred by CCAR.
Program registrants who fail to attend without prior notification will be charged the full attendance fee.