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ACTIVE AND REFLECTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Daniel Langenthal uses experiential learning concepts to facilitate leadership development, strategic planning, and team effectiveness in synagogues, nonprofit organizations, and universities.
Daniel is an experienced educator, whose approach to human and organizational growth is informed by values of openness, engagement, reflection, and empowering others. He has worked as a trainer, consultant, and educator with a wide array of clients from businesses to non-profit organizations, including working with teachers and youth-at-risk in both the US and Israel.
In his most recent role as Director of the Leadership Development Institute at CJP Boston, Daniel worked with synagogues, Jewish communal organizations, and universities to facilitate effective boards, enhance team effectiveness, and develop emerging leaders.
Previously, as the Director of Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis University, he worked with faculty to help them incorporate active and reflective learning into their teaching. Prior to that, Daniel founded and directed MABAT, an Israeli non-profit dedicated to improving intercultural awareness among all Israeli citizens through experiential and diversity programming at Israeli colleges and universities. Daniel also served in the IDF, as a tour guide for the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel and as an Outward Bound instructor.
Daniel earned an MBA from the Heller School of Social Policy Management and an MA from the Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University. He also earned an MS in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He volunteers with numerous non-profit organizations both Jewish and non, locally, nationally and in Israel.
WHAT HE DOES
Through the lens of experiential education, Daniel helps facilitate growth through active learning that helps identify obstacles and engages participants working together to find solutions.
He helps synagogue boards work more effectively together and with clergy; helps university departments build team relationships; helps nonprofit organizations manage change. He conducts retreats and empowers people to actively reflect on their situation, find joy, and work together more effectively.
He facilitates difficult conversations and makes space for all participants to engage and participate effectively.