Business Sessions

Section Presidents Training

The Section Presidents Training at Convention 2020 will focus on providing you with the tools and resources for how to foster and lead effective boards as well as how to engage and develop your leadership pipelineThis training is an opportunity to invest in your personal leadership development as well as the cultivation of up-and-coming leaders in your section.

The training will be led by Beth Gansky, a non-profit leadership trainer. See below for more details.

RSVP below to join Section Presidents from around the country to learn together, gain skills and knowledge to make your job easier, and develop a cohort of support. 


  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 2pm – 9pm CST (This includes a dinner off-site) 
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 9am-12pm CST 


  • The Convention 2020 hotel: The Westin Chicago River North – Marriott, 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654 

Who is the training for? 

  • Incoming/Ongoing/Outgoing Section Presidents 
  • 1-2 section leaders who were invited by the section president to attend

Meet the trainer 

Beth Gansky is the Executive Director of ACHARAI: Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute. Before becoming Executive Director in June 2015, Beth had been serving as a leadership coach for both the ACHARAI Fellows Program and Presidents’ Circle. She holds a Leadership Coaching Certification from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Binghamton University. Beth is an experienced facilitator and a member of the faculty team of ACCELERATE, a year-long national program for high potential Hillel professionals who aspire to become directors. 

Beth helps people bring their best selves to their professional and personal lives. Over the last twenty years, Beth has trained, consulted and coached both volunteer and professional leaders for local and national organizations. In 2012, she launched The Gansky Group, LLC, a consulting practice that specializes in coaching and training, particularly with non-profit organizations. Beth was with Hillel of Greater Baltimore for fourteen years until 2009, as the Executive Director for the last five.