The Mandel Foundation believes that exceptional leaders—inspired by powerful ideas—are key to improving society and the lives of people around the world. Our mission at the Mandel Leadership Institute (MLI) is to partner with these leaders and train them to channel their creative energies into practical endeavors aimed at contributing to a thriving Jewish and democratic State of Israel.
At our Jerusalem-based campus, fellows hone their educational and social visions by examining the great figures, ideas, and works of Western and Jewish civilization, and by learning to translate these visions into practice. MLI fellows acquire the skills needed to establish and lead the institutions that will implement their creative solutions to educational and social challenges with which society and their communities are faced.
The development of educational leadership calls for the integration of innovative thinking and deliberate action. Therefore, our training programs place the educator's vision at the center of professional development. Our world-class faculty composed of leading academic figures from both Israel and abroad, works with the fellows to articulate their individual visions.
Experience has taught us that the combination of superior faculty, challenging curricula and comfortable, technologically-advanced surroundings—of the type offered at MLI—play a critical role in the training of professionals who go on to head premier educational institutions and social initiatives in Israel. For an in-depth illustration of the type of learning that takes place at MLI, please see this presentation of one of our courses.
Joining the ranks of the Mandel Leadership Institute entails much more than participating in a program. For us, it means embarking on a lifelong relationship. The Mandel Graduate Unit supports alumni throughout their careers, offering consulting, and mentoring services to the graduates in the invaluable work they are trained to do in the field.
To view interviews with senior members of the Mandel Foundation, click here.
Interviews with Morton Mandel, Chairman and CEO of the Mandel Foundation, on the subject of leadership: It's All About Who and Changing the World.
The Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem was established by the Mandel Foundation in cooperation with the Israel Ministry of Education.