The Adaptive Toolkit for Managers

Organizing tasks, time, and resources are critical skills for management – but they’re not enough. Today’s working world also demands that managers know how to make meaning of complexity, engage stakeholders at multiple levels within and beyond their organization, and foster teams that can learn and adapt amidst uncertainty. That’s what this course is all about.

In “The Adaptive Toolkit for Managers,” you’ll bring your experience and real-life management challenges. Our KONU facilitators will bring the frameworks and provide the scaffolding for you to apply them, in community with Jewish nonprofit professionals across North America.

This course draws on the Adaptive Leadership framework – first developed at Harvard University 30 years ago – as well as research on psychological safety, adult development, and group relations. It is designed for professionals who supervise individuals or teams. It is best suited for those who have some experience with foundational management tools and skills and are ready to develop themselves and their teams more deeply.

Please note The Adaptive Toolkit for Managers is currently full. We invite you to read the full description and click on the link below to join the waitlist.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what stakeholders expect from their authorities (hint: that’s you!) and how to practice “good authority work”
  • Be able to diagnose two different types of challenges, and understand the implications for how to address each as a manager
  • Learn frameworks and practice strategies for how to work with resistance, different opinions, and competing priorities
  • Understand how to build your team’s muscle in withstanding, addressing, and learning from challenges
  • Explore mindset shifts and strategies for staying anchored in your management practice
  • Deepen your connections across the network of Jewish organizations in North America
  • Make progress on your real-life management challenges

Participants are encouraged to supplement their learning by joining the Peer Consulting Pods for Managers. 

This class is for you if you:

  • Have at least some experience practicing management skills such as delegation, task organization, performance management, and giving and receiving feedback
  • Want to dive deeper on the stickier, complex challenges arising from your work
  • Sometimes feel stuck in the middle – between higher-ups and direct reports, or between different priorities – and want to get “unstuck”
  • Wonder how to balance empathy with accountability
  • Are hungry for a space to work on your real-life management challenges in a group of peers
  • Want to support and learn from others
  • Want a space to step out of your day-to-day work and make meaning of your management practice

This class is NOT for you if you:

  • Are brand new to your manager role (<3 months)
  • Want someone to tell you all the answers
  • Are looking for concrete templates on how to conduct 1:1 check-ins or performance reviews, delegate or organize work, or hire and fire employees

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A 5-Part Series Over Zoom

Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 22, and 29 & December 13

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Mountain
12 noon – 3:00 pm Central
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern


Organizational Budget <$2M: $600
Organizational Budget $2M to $5M: $750
Organizational Budget >$5M: $825
Non JPro members: $1,200

A group discount is available when three or more employees of a JPro affiliate organization participate in the same class.
Please contact Katie for more information about pricing and/or group discounts.