The Mandel Graduate Unit seeks to form long term professional partnerships with and among graduates of Mandel Foundation-Israel programs in order to expand their circles of influence by leading change in the educational and social fields in Israel and in the Jewish world.
The activities of the Mandel Graduate Unit focus on supporting graduates in realizing their vision, both as a community and as individuals. On the community level, the Mandel Graduate Unit aims to strengthen and deepen networking among graduates with the goal of creating "Communities of Practice", which will have a direct and significant impact on the professional development of our graduates and their ability to create change. On an individual level, the Mandel Graduate Unit offers tailor-made counseling, provided by highly-qualified consultants in a range of fields, designed to leverage the performance and skills of graduates. The Mandel Graduate Unit is constantly integrating theory and practice, interweaving the development of a profound vision with its application in the fields in which the graduates operate. The Mandel Graduate Unit emphasizes the need to rethink and regenerate the graduates' work as well as that of the organizations in which they are active.
Touchstones in Leading Change: Implementation of Strategic Learning Processes in Organizations - In partnership with Dr. Kathryn Newcomer
For Mandel graduates, organizations are a tool for leading change and achieving educational and social goals. Strategic learning is part of an array of processes which are meant to support change-making and improve organizational performance. The purpose of the seminar is to identify ways in which leaders can influence organizational learning processes and improve planning and decision-making...
2011 Mandel Graduate’s Conference focused on the professional identity of Mandel graduates as entrepreneurs and leaders striving to transform the field of education and society in Israel and in the world. The conference provided opportunities for the continued development of graduates’ professional identity through reflection and the acquisition of knowledge and tools, with the aim of consolidating vision, empowering leadership, encouragin entrepreneurship and leveraging organizational management. The conference components were designed to give an additional dimension to the professional community of Mandel graduates that focuses on the educational and social fields.
Individual Consultations - A professional team of consultants provides on-going consulting services to graduates. The consultation is allocated by a committee according to set criteria.
On-the-Job Consultations - Graduates are offered initial consultation and support by Prof. Chaim Adler, during visits to their work places. Consultations provide graduates with support on professional challenges or dilemmas they face and also identify needs and opportunities for collaboration with other Graduates and with MGU. The consultations also enable MGU to collect information regarding key issues and challenges that may direct its work, to gather first-hand insights on the education sector in Israel, and to capture and disseminate this knowledge within the Mandel community and also within the broader community of educators in Israel and abroad.
Round Tables - are formed around a burning educational or social issue, bringing together Graduates from different areas of work. Through this process, graduates, in collaboration with experts in the field, combine theory and practice to create a unique outcome. The aims of the round table are to create opportunities for research, learning and acquiring tools and professional knowledge, to advance issues on the public agenda and to situate the Mandel community as an expert and a significant factor in promoting educational and social policy.
Cohort Programs - include lectures and peer learning, which create a unique and constitutive dialogue among cohort members and a resource for professional development. The goal is to provide opportunities for investigation, learning, and the acquisition of professional tools and knowledge, and to form a learning community and a framework for deliberation.
Management Courses - include a wide scope of tailor-made management courses in collaboration with leading institutions. For example the Evaluation Course was aimed at providing graduates with evaluation tools and knowledge that can then be implemented in their organizations.
Graduate-Hosts Program - on a monthly basis, graduates visit other graduates’ organizations. The aim of these visits is to provide the hosting graduate with an opportunity to reflect on his/her vision, organization and challenges; to identify and form collaborations with other graduates.
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