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Mandel Program for Local Leadership in Beer Sheva

The Mandel Program for Local Leadership in Beer Sheva strived to train an outstanding group of local leaders to work toward substantive change and improvement in the quality of life in Beer Sheva and its environs.


 

The Mandel Program for Local Leadership in Beer Sheva strived to train an outstanding group of local leaders to work toward substantive change and improvement in the quality of life in Beer Sheva and its environs. The group consisted of local leaders who were active in areas such as education, welfare and the arts and who had demonstrated involvement in and commitment to their community, a desire to spearhead change, and a willingness to accept responsibility for what happens around them.

The two-year program combined theoretical and experiential studies, retreats, workshops, projects and individual mentoring. Upon completion of the program, graduates were given the opportunity to join the center’s continuing programs.

The program was conducted in collaboration with the Beer Sheva municipality. Its participants represented a very broad cross-section in terms of age (from participants in their thirties to participants in their sixties), place of residence (across the Beer Sheva metropolitan area), occupation and religion.

The program was designed to enable its participants to study and clarify for themselves values such as fraternity, solidarity, justice, freedom, authenticity and identity. The program's study of society focused on social theory and specific issues such as the relationship between the Center of the country and the periphery. The program emphasized familiarity with the Negev’s population and communities and leadership.

The third cohort of the Mandel Program for Local Leadership in Beer Sheva program opened in October 2014 under the direction of Dr. Smadar Ben-Asher and Israel Sorek and concluded its studies in July 2016.

 


 

 

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