To me DIRECTORES de LEATID (LEATID’s DIRECTORES) was a very important space, both from a personal and a professional point of view. The course coincided with my first years as a School Principal at Scholem Aleijem School, at a very hard time, and it helped me incorporate tools in watershed moments.
I listened to, saw, learnt and shared experiences that helped me grow and make important decisions from an institutional and professional viewpoint. It was a very important space for the reinforcement of my role in professional management.
I can recall many interesting lessons and topics that contributed to my professional training. I can mention fundraising, negotiation, leadership models, human resources management—for both professionals and lay leaders—, organizations as systems, management professionalization.
Particularly, one of the topics from which I incorporated many tools was during the process of developing funding, since I needed to dedicate a great part of my task to it during my early years in management. I delved into this matter and, undoubtedly, I could take the first steps starting from the concepts learnt in DIRECTORES.
Management professionalization in each of the organization’s role has always been a permanent work model in the institution.
The professional role and the lay leader-professional relationship is another aspect of constant application in the management I carry forward in the organization.