COLI Cohort 2024

 

Announcing the first OU Women’s Initiative, COLI Chicago Cohort

ASPIRE. CONNECT. IMPACT

Strive to make an impact on the Chicago Jewish community?  
Strive to make an impact on the Chicago Jewish community?  
Get fulfillment out of organizing campaigns or community events?  
Get fulfillment out of organizing campaigns or community events?  
Enjoy using your unique skills and talents to further causes you care about?  
Enjoy using your unique skills and talents to further causes you care about?  
Want to contribute to what our community needs?  
Want to contribute to what our community needs?  

Join the COLI Chicago Orthodox Leadership Initiative Cohort and:

  • Lead effectively  
  • Develop and build confidence in your personal leadership style 
  • Connect with locals leading community initiatives 
  • Advance your communication, programming and fundraising skills 
  • Exchange ideas with community leaders 
  • Impact the Chicago community  
  • Build a support network of volunteer leaders across the Orthodox community 

Topics and Sessions Include

  • Why does leadership matter?
  • Communication for impact: How to read your audience and form your language accordingly
  • Budget and fundraising fundamentals
  • Board basics 101
  • How to determine your unique strengths as a leader and how to maximize them

Frequently Asked Questions

What is COLI?

Community Organization Leadership Initiative (COLI) is an exclusive cohort of frum, Jewish looking to gain the skills needed to make a meaningful impact across our organizations.

What can you expect?

4-month cohort (post-Pesach to Tisha B’Av); 2 meetings each month  

  • Welcome dinner: Get to know your cohort and program goals  
  • Interactive, educational sessions on topics such as:  
  • Why does leadership matter?  
  • Communication for impact: How to read your audience and form your language accordingly   
  • Budget and fundraising fundamentals 
  • Board basics 101 
  • How to determine your unique strengths as a leader and how to maximize them 
  • Capstone graduation dinner: Celebrating all we’ve accomplished  

 

Post-cohort: Continuation of leadership support; board placement  

Interested in joining the next generation of women’s leadership in Chicago? Apply for COLI here