Sensitivity Training: Experience in Staff Development

By Jack Dauber, Jack Goldowitz

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1968

In 1967, the Jewish Centers Association of Los Angeles selected a community center to participate in a six-month program of sensitivity training. A trainer worked with the six staff members during staff meetings and at outside programs, helping to identify and address issues that could be resolved to create a more productive work environment. Methods used included taping sessions, testing consensuses, engaging in non-verbal teamwork experiences, analyzing group processes, and participating in a day-long off-site session. Ultimately, the staff reacted positively to this training, and the center's director changed his relationship with both subordinate and supervisory staff members as a result of the program.

Topic: Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Professional Development, Leadership, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 45/No. 2

Page Number(s): 199-207

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Dauber, Jack. Goldowitz, Jack. Sensitivity Training: Experience in Staff Development. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1968: 199-207. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4201


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