December 2-6, 2017

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - (refer to GUIDEBOOK for live updates!)

Friday, December 1

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm NATA Officers Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Shabbat Dinner – RSVP required

Saturday, December 2

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Board Meeting & Breakfast
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Senior Management Classes – Budget & Finance
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Senior Management Classes – Membership
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm General Session: Managing Those Difficult Conversations with David Trietsch
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm First-Timer Reception
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Havdalah Reception
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Opening Banquet

Sunday, December 3

8:00 am – 9:00 am Partners set up and exhibit
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Partner Exhibits
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Conference Registration
8:30 am – 9:30 am First-timer Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:45 am – 11:45 am General Session: Improv Workshop – Margie Zohn
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch & Plenary, with Ethics Module
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm General Session: Adaptive Leadership – Max Klau
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Partner Exhibits
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop: Leading With Purpose – Max Klau
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop: Diversifying Revenue, Thinking Beyond Dues – Barbara Saidel
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop: Widen Your Welcome: Deepening Your Engagement of Underserved, Marginalized, and Uninspired Jews – April Baskin & Idit Klein
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Workshop: Dashboards, Asset Management Systems, and Other Tools: Facilitating Improved Decision-Making and Board Governance Practices – Laura Bernstein
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Partner Exhibits
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Jillian’s – Fun Night Out

Monday, December 4

8:00 am – 8:45 am Contemplative Worship
9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast with Boston Rescue Mission
10:00 am – 11:00 am Gift Wrapping for Boston Rescue Mission
11:30 am – 5:15 pm Partner Exhibits
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Networking Groups by Congregational Size
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch – Greetings from Church Network / Working Out Loud – Larry Glickman
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Workshop: Planned Giving, Securing Your Financial Future – Gary Pforzheimer
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Workshop: Security – Getting Your House in Order – Jeremy Yamin & Judy Moseley
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Workshop: About the Practical Applications of “Audacious Hospitality” – April Baskin
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Workshop: The Role of the Executive Director in Congregational Governance: Managing relationships among clergy, lay leadership and staff – David Mersky, Rachel M. Woda, Abigail Harmon
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm General Session: Rabbi Jonah Pesner – Confronting the Urgency of Now: Effectively Amplifying Reform Jewish Values During the Current Political Climate
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Partner Happy Hour / Debrief from the day
6:30 pm + Dinner On Your Own

Tuesday, December 5

8:30 am – 4:30 pm Partner Exhibits
8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakfast – Greetings from Daryl Messinger, URJ President/ 2018 Conference Kick Off
9:30 am – 12:30 pm General Session: Big Questions: What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us There – David Bryfman
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch – NAASE Greetings & Sharing Wisdoms with Alumni
2:00 pm – 4:45 pm FTA Exams
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm General Session: Big Questions: The Executive Director/Administrator Role: Scope of Responsibility, Authority, and Power to Make a Difference in the Synagogues You Serve – Adina Frydman & Livia Thompson
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm User Groups
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Change into “Evening” Clothes
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Busses Depart to Temple Israel
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktails and Appetizers
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Special 75th Closing Banquet, Installation & Awards

Wednesday, December 6

See you at the Biennial and next year in Austin!

10:00 am Biennial begins at Hynes Convention Center

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