Training and Leadership Development

Preparing the next generation of leaders

The secret to our success in AZA and BBG is the strength of our leaders. Alephs and BBGs learn new skills and sharpen old ones through year-round training experiences at local and movement levels. Taking time at the beginning of each year to reflect on our wins and identify opportunities for us to grow—as individuals and as chapters—is one of the most important things we can do. When we set goals, understand the responsibilities of our roles, and use the tools that are available to us, we’re unstoppable.  

Get Started

At the start of every semester, chapters and regions run training experiences for teens in formal and informal leadership roles. These moments serve to align teens, staff, and advisors on goals for the upcoming term, learn new and re-fresh familiar best practices, and build plans to kick off their calendar strong. Annually, every community centralizes this training at a local experience, often called a Regional Leadership Training Institute (RLTI). Additional training opportunities are offered year-round on BBYO On Demand for all teens, from any community, to join in. 

Training Sessions

Download templates to edit and customize for your local community that spans dozens of core training topics in AZA and BBG. Explore our featured training sessions to get started. 

Check back soon for additional training sessions that will be live in the Program Bank this August!

Calendaring

Having an exciting calendar planned and distributed at the start of a semester is one of the most important things that a community can have to set themselves up for success. Strong calendaring drives healthy membership more than anything else. Use this featured training to ensure your calendars are excellent and in the hands of prospects and members.

Access Training

Prospecting

Every numerical goal that we set in AZA and BBG has to have names that go with it. When we work to welcome new members into our chapters or inspire current members to attend leadership experiences, it’s important that we have active, current, and detailed information. Use this featured training to get your community up to speed on prospecting current and prospective members. 

Access Training

Hosting

When any teen starts to get involved with BBYO, we want them to feel welcome. Feeling comfortable in AZA and BBG starts with how we build relationships, set up our events and spaces, and what our follow-up looks like after teens leave an experience. Use this featured training to explore what being an excellent host means and get started building hosting plans for kickoff.

Access Training

Chapter Excellence

Reviewing where our chapters are and visioning where we want them to be are a core part of every training and start-of-term experience. We have a suite of Chapter Excellence Tools that can be used depending on what your chapter is looking for. 

The Chapter Checklist is a short snapshot for chapters to see what components a chapter is or is not including. 

The Chapter Roadmap provides a list and order of what to do and when as chapters are being built and strengthened. 

The Chapter Assessment is a tool designed to be used with chapter and regional leaders to explore not just if a chapter has all the core components, but to explore how well they are doing each one of them. 

Models for Regional Leadership Training Institutes (RLTIs)

Regional Leadership Training Institutes (RLTIs) are held annually or at the start of every semester for a community's leaders. While traditionally for teens with elected leadership positions, it is a best practice to create space for appointed (chairpersons) or aspiring (engaged members) leaders to join as well. RLTIs vary in size and structure, but all share the common goals of: (re)sharing tools and best practices, generating relationships between networks and boards, breaking down goals, and uniting the community around a shared vision for the year ahead. 

Explore All Models

Model 1

One Day Experience

For bringing together a regional/council board for onboarding one day.

Explore

Model 2

One Day Experience

Designed to support a one day training for chapter leaders.

Explore

Model 3

Two Days, One Night

A Shabbaton experience that spans 2-days, 1 night for chapter leaders.

Explore

Model 4

Full Weekend

Structure for a 3-day, 2-night experience for chapter leaders and aspiring leaders.

Explore

Supplies

Explore curated tools from the BBYO Toolbox to build stunning and fun environments for hosting training experiences. Below is a curated set of branding tools and templates to print for your event. To explore the full library of design tools, check out the design filter on the BBYO Toolbox.

All Design Tools

Environment

When we offer training experiences, it's important that we model the kinds of spaces we want our members to create throughout the year. Just seeing a well-branded BBYO space can inspire strategic thinking and behaviors. It's the unwritten training during your training weekend! Remember to order items at least two weeks before any event to avoid rush shipping fees.

Flags

Sizes: 5'x3'
Vendor: Custom Flag

Access Files

Hanging Banners

Size: 4'x7'
Vendor: Echod Graphics
Instructions: Order 13 oz. vinyl banner with 2 grommets on the top side.

Access Files

Corn Hole

Vendor: Zazzle

Access Files

Photo Mosaic

Size: 10"x10"
Instructions: Print a huge batch of your photos in this template and cut them out to hang up around your space.

Access Files

Podium Sign

Vendor: Echod Graphics
Instructions: Select Rigid Board  and then choose "Foam Board" or "Gator Board" for materials.

Access Files

Step and Repeat

Size: 8'x8' or 8'x10'
Vendor: Echod Graphics
Instructions: Order 13 oz. vinyl banner with grommets every two feet on the top side or a pole pocket on the top.

Access Files

Community Maps

Size: 36"x24"
Vendor: Vistaprint

Access Files

Movement Poster Set

Size: 11"x17" or 24"x36"
Vendor: Vistaprint

Access Files

Feather Flag

Size: 114''x30''
Instructions: Order the Razor Flag
Vendor:
Best Flag

Access Files

Shabbat Shalom Sign

Size: 22"x24"
Vendor: Echod Graphics
Instructions: Select Rigid Board  and then choose "Foam Board" or "Gator Board" for materials.

Access Files

Challah Covers

Size: 14"x14"
Vendor: 4imprint
Notes: Design can be ordered in any color.

Access Files

Lanyards

Vendor: Dynamic Gift
Instructions: Email Rebecca Montrenes from Dynamic Gifts and attach desired artwork.

Access Files

Name Tag Templates

Size: 4"x3"
Instructions: Order and format on this Avery Template and print at local office. Do some test prints to make sure the name tag lines up—every printer is a little different! Don't forget to order the name tag plastics, too!

Access Files

Placards

Sizes: 11"x8.5"
Instructions: Print on card stock at local office. If you have time, trim the edges for best result.

Access Files

Slide Deck Templates

Size: 16"x9"

Access Files

Hosting

Small touches can go a long way to making someone feel welcomed. Use the tools below to model great hosting.

Shirts

Use one of these top notch shirt designs to giveaway at your next event.

Access Files

Fraternity and Sorority Hats

Vendor: Rush Order Tees or Crooked Monkey

Access Files

Wrapping Paper

Size: 6' roll
Vendor: Zazzle
Instructions: Upload the BBYO Menorah icon and size to your liking

Access Files

Confetti

Vendor: Zazzle

Access Files

Join a Training  📆

Multiple times a year, the Grand and International Boards run interactive workshops geared toward chapter leaders to provide them with the tools, connections, and experience they need to build excellent chapters. Interactive workshops to learn the ins and outs of elected leadership roles in BBYO.

Explore the Full Calendar

Training

Officer Training Calls

September 18, 2022

Interactive workshops to learn the ins and outs of elected leadership roles in BBYO.

📆   Add to Calendar →

Training

Officer Training Calls

November 13, 2022

Interactive workshops to learn the ins and outs of elected leadership roles in BBYO.

📆   Add to Calendar →

Training

Officer Training Calls

January 15, 2023

Interactive workshops to learn the ins and outs of elected leadership roles in BBYO.

📆   Add to Calendar →

Training

Officer Training Calls

April 30, 2023

Interactive workshops to learn the ins and outs of elected leadership roles in BBYO.

📆   Add to Calendar →

Celebrate Wins  🎉

Alephs and BBGs who receive Movement training will likely be eligible for several highly esteemed International Awards. Be sure to encourage those who you have worked with to explore what they may be eligible for.

Explore International Awards

Featured Training Tools

Want to keep learning? Explore more in the Toolbox!

Resource

Giving Effective Feedback

Giving feedback is key to leadership and success, however, it must be done thoughtfully and carefully.

Explore

Resource

Three "P"s of Facilitation

Strengthen your skills at the front of the room with these tips.

Explore

Resource

Steps to Strategic Calendaring

Building a calendar is key to a successful chapter experience. Make sure your chapter calendar is following the guidelines below.

Explore

Video

Chapter Boot Camp | How to Call a Prospective Member

Learn the ropes on how to invite a teen to BBYO.

Explore

Resource

Creating a Pluralistic Shabbat Environment

Find inspiration on building inclusive and pluralistic atmospheres to celebrate and practice Shabbat.

Explore

Template

Outcomes and Methods Planner

Use this tool to identify your desired outcomes and how you will achieve them.

Explore

Template

Program Evaluation Form

Use this form to reflect on the planning and execution of your program.

Explore

Resource

Calendar Checklist

Review common events to inform your calendar planning on a Chapter or Regional Level.

Explore

Resource

Círculos Concéntricos de BBYO

​​Aprenda a hacer crecer y activar el Movimiento a través de los miembros actuales y potenciales.

Explore