Leadership Training with Rick Recht
Bring Rick and the power of the SLBC National Leadership conference to your synagogue or community with on-site leadership training programs. Rick’s leadership seminars are ideal for supercharging synagogue board of directors, synagogue staff, worship leaders, religious school teachers, teen madrichim, and Jewish community leaders with skills and strategies for long term, community impact (seminar examples below). Over the last several years, Rick has been featured sharing leadership training seminars at the USCJ Cantors Assembly, PJ Library National Conference, USCJ Jewish Educators Assembly, communities and synagogues across the United States.
SLBC Day of Leadership
Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) Day of Leadership is a very unique and powerful one-day local leadership training immersion program geared for Jewish educators, Rabbis, Cantors, cantorial soloists, religious and day school educators, family engagement specialists, early childhood educators, veteran and new songleaders, teens, and college students. SLBC Day of Leadership provides an extraordinary opportunity to cultivate leadership growth and development in your community at a very low cost.
SLBC Day of Leadership explores the physiology, psychology, strategy, and execution of explosive Jewish leadership, teaching, and song leading. The SLBC Local Conference is led by SLBC Executive Director, Rick Recht, the top touring artist in Jewish music.
The SLBC Day of Leadership Conference is a turn-key package that includes extensive SLBC Office support. It is likely venues hosting the SLBC Day of Leadership will recoup a great deal of conference costs or even recognize a profit from hosting.
Rick Recht offers custom coaching sessions via Skype or in-person for individuals and groups who want to accelerate growth, learn more, design strategic plans for growth, and receive feedback and guidance throughout implementation.
Rick led a fabulous leadership session with our Temple Board of Directors! Rick’s natural warmth and positive energy blended perfectly with his music and his thoughtful leadership insight to create a workshop that our leaders continue to reference. Rick was organized, professional, and helped raise ‘leadership development’ to a new level for our community. We eagerly await his next visit to TBS!
Rabbi Jay Perlman, Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth Shalom, Needham, MA
Core Leadership Workshops
STAR State Workshop
STAR State is a powerful and highly motivational leadership training seminar demonstrating methods utilized by the world’s top athletes, entertainers, and educators to quickly and consistently achieve a peak physical and psychological state to achieve extraordinary performance. What do these ‘best in class’ performers share in common? They all utilize STAR State techniques to guarantee the very best version of themselves is front and center whether on a stage, bima, or in a classroom. The STAR State workshop is highly interactive, physical, and fun. STAR State provides wonderful practical, take-home, techniques for educators, clergy, and songleaders to utilize in their personal and professional lives to achieve a peak state when alone, in the community, with colleagues, or with friends and family. You can always be a STAR!
Head-to-Toes: Interactive Body Dynamics
The Head-to-Toes interactive body dynamics master course explores ways top presenters utilize every aspect of their bodies, body distance, and words of praise to create exciting, meaningful, interactive experiences in various settings of synagogue life and beyond. In this workshop, we not only learn ways to employ Head to Toes techniques, but also to teach and practice these valuable techniques to other leaders and teachers.
Shared Leadership Model: Creating Powerful Co-Leading Opportunities
The greatest leaders are leaders of leaders and teachers of teachers. Explore a framework leaders can utilize to implement Shared Leadership, a strategy for creating opportunities for individuals in the community to serve, side-by-side or in place of the leader during communal gatherings such as Shabbat services, staff and board meetings, religious school tefilot (prayer), community concerts, and song sessions. When employed intentionally and strategically, Shared Leadership increases the relevance of the leader as well as community risk tolerance, partnership, and philanthropy.
RTKS (Relationship/ Rapport/ Respect, Translation, Kavanah, Share)
RTKS (Relationship/ Rapport/ Respect, Translation, Kavanah, Share) is a practical and interactive workshop where participants analyze and explore ways to consistently create powerful learning and teaching experiences in Jewish education as well as personal and professional communication. Borrowing from methods used by both rabbinic scholars and top sales performers in the business world, RTKS shares a simple framework that Jewish educators can utilize to guarantee a top performance from the classroom to the bima and beyond.
Strategic Road Mapping
Never leave the site of inspiration without making a commitment! In this powerful and often life-changing workshop, you will map out the next steps on your journey, creating a personal strategic road map that identifies anticipated goals, milestones, challenges, resources and partners for achieving success.
We have been extremely fortunate to have Rick Recht lead two leadership training seminars for our faculty and staff. The sessions that Rick has led have been transformative experiences for our teachers who have left the workshops with real-time skills that they have directly applied in their classrooms. In addition to being high energy and a fun way to start our school year with our faculty, the sessions have been excellent group building moments for our staff.
Alex Weinberg – Director of Congregational Learning, Temple Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill, NJ
Jewish Music & Songleading Workshops
World-Class Shabbat Service Creation
Explore best practices and innovative ways to create exciting, interactive, and meaningful Shabbat worship celebrations. Shabbat Service is a beautiful lens that reflects the successful systems and meaningful experiences that occur in a synagogue throughout the week.
Songleading in the 21st Century
Ready to take your songleading to the next level? In this hands-on, up, and all around workshop, we will explore the body dynamics, verbal cues, and environmental considerations that maximize the ‘great’ in truly great songleaders.
Jewish Songwriting For the Masses
The music you create could have a profound impact on the Jewish world! Explore the multiple dimensions of Jewish songwriting – from inspiration to structural considerations including form, arrangement, tempo, rhythm, and dynamics.
The Business of Jewish Music
Get your act together! Explore the nuts and bolts of the business behind Jewish music. We will cover the marketing, booking, touring, and equipment that help to form the foundation of a successful career as a professional artist in today’s Jewish music scene.
Our temple board of directors had a fantastic seminar under the leadership of Rick Recht this past year. Our entire board of directors had the opportunity to reflect on our overall purpose and how we could be more effective as a leadership team. As president of my temple, I cannot offer a more heartfelt endorsement of an individual; his knowledge and experience working with Jewish organizations of all sizes makes him a unique asset with vital perspective. Rick offers engaging seminars on multiple topics relevant for temples of all sizes that desire to focus their mission and effectiveness.
We had utilized leadership training from the URJ and from outside consultants in years past and what Rick did was by far the most useful, fun and inspiring leadership training we have been a part of. Rick helped us focus on what it is that we bring to our leadership roles at the synagogue and how we can bring our best selves – as leaders and as Jews to the sacred task of synagogue leadership. I believe that our board of directors left the weekend feeling renewed, invigorated and ready to help guide our community into the future.
Rabbi Gary Mazo – Adath B’nai Israel, Evansville, IN
There is no substitute for the electricity that is felt in the room as Rick energizes each and every participant. Our members came away feeling empowered and feeling that they were capable of doing more and reaching higher than they had ever imagined
Edward Edelstein, Executive Director, Jewish Educators Assembly
Offering our staff the chance to participate in this exceptional leadership development workshop elevated our educational program to the next level. The workshop was spirited and had teachers and madrichim considering their own practice and how to incorporate ideas to maximize their presence in the classroom
Kim Bodmer, Director of Education Temple Chayai Shalom
It is pretty extraordinary! I have never seen anything like this in any other environment. The level of inspiration is so high and the commitment to translation is so significant.
Rabbi Sharon Brous – IKAR, Los Angeles
The SLBC workshops Rick shared at our synagogue were outstanding. The participants were energized from beginning to end. The content was inspiring and the presentation was exceptional. I knew it would be great, but it exceeded expectations!
Rabbi Ranon Teller, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Brith Shalom, Bellaire, TX