Build your skills.  Grow your network.  Lead our community.

Are you a young Jewish professional aged 22-35 with a passion for developing your leadership abilities? Are you looking to make a real impact in our community? Then get in gear with Axis Leadership Lab, starting January 2016.


What is Axis Leadership Lab?


Axis Leadership Lab is an extraordinary opportunity to become a Jewish leader of tomorrow. Be part of a motivated, diverse group of young Jewish professionals with a common purpose – to develop their leadership skills, establish and strengthen connections to the Jewish community and to each other, and to create positive impact as the next generation of leaders. You will engage in eight interactive sessions that give you the opportunity to:


  • Develop your leadership skills through interactive learning and hands-on experiences;
  • Uncover leadership values that are uniquely Jewish;
  • Enhance awareness of your personal leadership style and how it impacts others;
  • Apply leadership skills by contributing to our Jewish community;
  • Learn and network with peers, community leaders, and educators; and
  • Connect with significant and high impact community and volunteer opportunities that align with your passions and interests, during and after the program.


Axis Leadership Lab will challenge you, inspire you, and develop your potential for personal and professional growth. It has been designed for young adult professionals by young adult professionals with leadership and talent development expertise. The experience will empower you to make a difference in our community today, and to ensure its vibrant future as passionate and innovative community leaders of tomorrow.


How do I Apply

Applications are now closed for Axis Leadership Lab.

The cost to participate in Axis Leadership Lab is $90, which incudes all sessions, learning materials, dinner at each session, and other costs associated with the program.

Additionally, participants are asked to make a $36 donation towards the Leadership Lab Grant Allocations Exercise.

The fee may be paid at once or in installments. For more information, please contact Dana Troster at 604.257.5128.

Full participation in each session is expected from each participant. Please review the session outlines and dates prior to applying to ensure you can commit to these dates.

Sessions and Dates
(Program subject to change)

Click here to see detailed session outlines.

Feb. 10, 2016 | Understanding Leadership
Feb. 24, 2016 | Leadership from the Inside Out
Mar. 9, 2016 | I'm an Expert
Mar. 20, 2016 | Leadership Lab Social
Apr. 6, 2016 | Community Involvement 101
Apr 17, 2016 |Leadership in Action
Apr. 20, 2016 | Leaders Giving Back
May 11, 2016 | Independent Leaders
May 25, 2016 | Leadership in Review


Axis Leadership Lab Development Committee


  • Ben Horev, Chair
  • Alex Jacobs-Hajian
  • Rebecca Levin



Leadership Lab was a great opportunity to meet other young adults in the community with shared values and interests. It allows us to look within ourselves, while challenging us to create a community that we see for ourselves now and for the future. - Stephanie Moyal


For more information, contact Dana at or 604.257.5128

Leadership Lab Program Elements

Bi-Weekly Meetings

Participants will meet for three hours on a bi-weekly basis for eight sessions to learn from speakers and group discussion. Classes begin with a provided dinner, followed by interactive group activities, discussions, presentations and guest speakers.

Community Project

Participants work in groups to plan and execute a project that addresses a specific need or challenge that they identify as relevant in the Jewish community. Time will be dedicated to plan and work on community projects in sessions, though participants will be encouraged to meet and work as a team outside of sessions as well. Groups will share results and reflections in the final session.

Session Highlights

Highlights of the program include an individualized strength leadership style assessment, an allocations exercise with funds raised by participants being distributed through the Jewish Community Foundation, and an opportunity to “date” community organizations to learn more about the work carried out by our community partners.