Finding Purpose and Relevance in Times of Transition

Marquette Ballroom VIII

Bringing together the skills and experiences of a seasoned consultant with the needs of a legacy organization facing generational transitions in leadership and values can be a fruitful endeavor for all involved. For one year, consultant Jill Blair served as senior fellow for strategy and organizational effectiveness with the Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) in Foster City, California, an organization that was at the time entering its 70th year and facing a number of high-level questions about its identity and purpose. Drawing from Blair’s experiences, which are shared in the article “A Year in Legacy,” this session will explore a unique and cross-generational approach to supporting a legacy organization through transitions of leadership, purpose, and practice. For a copy of the working draft of the article, contact Jill Blair at

Breakout session