Rabbi Samuel Joseph, Ph.D. is Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. His special interest is how Jewish institutions, can be most excellent as they seek to fulfill their mission and vision. Rabbi Joseph has worked with the Jewish community in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina. He is the founding rabbi of the liberal congregation in Hong Kong. Rabbi Joseph consults with rabbis, educators, administrators, communal leaders and lay leaders, supporting them as they lead their institutions and organizations. He is the author of four books.
Larry Dressler is the founder of Blue Wing Consulting, LLC and author of Consensus Through Conversation: How to Achieve High Commitment Decisions and Standing in the Fire: Leading High-Heat Meetings with Clarity, Calm, and Courage. He is a skilled convener of high-stakes conversations and an advisor to leaders who seek to weave engagement and collaboration into the fabric of their organizations. Larry has consulted with Facebook, Cisco Systems, 1% for the Planet, Starbucks, New World Symphony, Pediatric AIDS Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, and Nissan Motors. He has served as a trusted advisor to over 100 rabbis throughout the US.