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SKILLSETnpo® is an executive-level leadership development program designed to advance a select group of Jewish lay leaders who will emerge from the program deeply energized, inspired and possessing the tools to lead our community. Over the course of the 12-month program (beginning in the Fall of 2011), the emerging leaders chosen for participation will benefit from a personally transformational experience, led by world-renowned consultants, academics and Jewish scholars.

SKILLSETnpo® integrates personal transformation, team-building, organizational performance, creativity, innovation
and more, in a Jewish framework.

SKILLSETnpo® Fellows will emerge from the program:

  • as skilled executive leaders and valuable team players
  • possessing a deep understanding of the needs of our local/global Jewish community
  • able to elicit excellence and innovation from those around them
  • with non-profit financial issues in their comfort zone
  • filled with optimism and enthusiasm

Applications Open: May 1, 2011 – APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 8, 2011


SKILLSETnpo® honors the leadership legacy of Helen & Bob Aaron, and is made possible by generous underwriting grants from: Helen B. Aaron, Allan & Sandy Fainbarg, Allen & Ellie Jaffy, Charles & Diane Karp, Martin & Leah Sklar, Lou & Myra Wiener, Bill & Carolyn Klein, and by the support of our community through Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County.