Dr. Jackson presents in front of an attentive audience.

© 2015 Christina Pasqua

On October 7, the Developing Future Leaders program at Carleton’s Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies brought together scholars and community leaders to discuss the challenges, opportunities, strategies, and best practices for attracting and training the emerging generation of leaders.

Kicking off the day-long conference CFICE’s past Principal Investigator, Edward Jackson, spoke about community-campus partnerships, leading a conversation on “Sustaining community-campus partnerships that matter.” Later, CFICE’s current Principal Investigator, Peter Andrée, spoke as part of a session titled, “Expanding the Conversation: From Community to University”. In this presentation, he described the CFICE project in more detail, including articulating the plans for CFICE’s transition into Phase II, and discussing how these new directions may be relevant to organizations working on projects with student participants in the Ottawa area. He also shared some first hand learnings from his experiences as co-lead of the Community Food Security hub during the first two years of CFICE.

Established in 2010, the Developing Future Leaders Program is a pilot initiative that funds the placement of interns in partner agencies in the Jewish Community. The goal of the program is to help build the capacity of community groups while also providing students the opportunity to develop key leadership skills. Since its inception, the program has placed more than 80 students in the community. For more information on the program, visit the The Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies.