Deborah Grayson Riegel returns to St. Louis for Millstone Institute programs

Deborah Grayson Riegel will return to St. Louis Sept. 11-13 to lead training programs targeted to different leaders in the Jewish community and St. Louis region. Riegel is an internationally recognized expert in communication skills and professional coaching. She contributes to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Bloomberg Business Week and the New York Times. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and her clients include American Express, Google and Kraft. 

Deborah spends extensive time working with Jewish organizations across North America and is the founder of the Jewish Coaching Academy. All programs are sponsored by the Millstone Institute, the community-wide leadership development initiative of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

 On Sunday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Riegel will present the Jewish Coaching Academy for Millstone Fellows and Millstone Fellows Alumni. On Tuesday, Sept. 13, nonprofit leaders from Jewish, secular and faith-based organizations throughout St. Louis are invited to participate in a separate full day of Leadership Coaching Skills Training supported by Maryville University. Both day-long programs are designed to introduce participants to core coaching skills that deepen listening, highlight powerful questions to unlock new thinking, increase empowerment and accountability and boost more successful work relationships.

 Professionals from the St. Louis Jewish community are invited to professional development programs on Monday, Sept. 12, with each program designed for staff based on roles and experience. All daytime programs take place at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. 

 “Creating a Culture of Feedback” for executives, senior managers and clergy will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. With real-time practice and coaching, managers/clergy learn the four critical ingredients of a feedback conversation and how to give feedback in a way that leaders to increased trust, motivation and accountability.

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 “Making Time for Living a Whole (and Happy) Life” is planned for support staff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a light lunch. Participants will explore how to balance work and personal priorities with the expectations of others. 

 “Powerful Conversations” is open to all staff from 1:30 to  4 p.m. to experience direct ways to see conflict and resistance as opportunities for communication and growth. Practical, interactive exercises teach participants how to prepare for and manage different perspectives, reduce resistance and create shared solutions.

 The twice-yearly Millstone Institute Presidents’ Circle will take place Monday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Campus and is open to all board presidents, presidents-elect, clergy and Executives/CEOs.  Riegel will present on How to Be a Chief Engagement Officer.

 For more information and to RSVP for all programs, contact Marci Mayer Eisen at 314-442-3810 or [email protected].

 JProStl and the Millstone Institute are supported by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Karen and Mont Levy and Bill Solomon and Family.