ADVOT is a joint venture between the Ministry of Education and MAOZ, whose goal is to create a management pipeline for tri-sector professionals across Israel’s education system. The program endeavors to create a shared language around the education system’s core challenges, to increase trust between senior and diverse players in the system’s various focus points of influence, develop existing leaders within the educational system and create a network of change-making leaders that collaborate to create meaningful change.
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ADVOT Joint Venture Vision
Educational leadership that is collaborating to tackle the challenges facing the education system in Israel, while striving to create a shared language and prepare the system for a dynamic, unexpected and changing future.
Network of Influential Leaders
Building a network of influential leaders that promote mamlachtiut (common good behaviors and actions) in the education system.
Effective Change Processes
Leading and promoting effective change processes in the education system.
Systemic Vision and Trust
Promoting a systemic vision and trust between different organizations and communities within the education system represented by tri-sector fellows and network members.
Developing fellows and network members’ personal and professional skills, with an emphasis on leadership capabilities and systemic organizational management skills
Approximately seven weeks of intensive learning spread throughout the year, including two weeks in the U.S., one of them at Harvard Business School (or another prestigious academic institution).
“Training on the job” format that allows the fellows to continue working while participating in the program, allowing them to immediately apply their knowledge and skills to real-world situations.
Getting to know the public sphere at the community, municipal, national and international levels, while addressing identity issues with an emphasis on the world of education.
Familiarity with various influential government agencies in the education system, conducting lectures and workshops on leading change, etc.
Peer learning and shared consultation about challenges faced by the fellows in their professional positions.
Dedicated accelerator program that includes the provision of professional tools, resources, and expert consultation to accelerate change-process projects.
A synchronized admissions process across the ADVOT, MAKOM and MAOZ Employment Venture, in order to pool resources and enable an ideal match between candidates and programs, will open in Spring 2020.
- Physical attendance on the assessment day and the admissions committee is a prerequisite for continuing the process! At the advanced stages of the process, applicants will be asked to present a supervisor’s approval to join the program.
- The admissions process dates (evaluation days and admissions committees) are not final and are subject to change.
Mordechai serves as Director of the Administration of Settlement Education. Priviously, he served as the principal of Ashkelon’s Or Menchem Yeshiva for several years. In this role, he advanced a combination of core studies and religious studies at a high academic level, developed innovative study programs and spearheaded professional development of the pedagogical team. As a result, the Yeshiva's score on the matriculation tests rose significantly. In 2015, Mordechai launched a two-year technological track for Haredi high school graduates.
Mordechai established an art rehabilitation and CBT clinic for children to help cultivate within all Israeli children, a capacity to create, to dream and to realize! Mordechai is a family counselor and facilitates workshops and discussions on a variety of educational and family issues. He completed his IDF service as a commando and officer in the paratroopers' brigade.
Adora is an educational counselor by profession. She began her career as a school counselor in an Orthodox school in Ramla. She later served as an early childhood counselor for the Arab Sector in the Central District and as an advisor for optimal educational climate in the Arab sector. Adora served for two years as acting supervisor of counseling in the Arab sector in the Central District. Today she is a Senior Counselor in the Arab sector in the Central District, and national advisor charged with coordinating the field of Educational Climate and Violence Prevention. Her responsibilities in the Central District include: serving as an early childhood referent and emergency comprehensive supervisor. She is also a of the Values Committee.
Adora has participated in conferences and lectured in the Central District about Women’s Leadership, Professional Development and Gender Gaps in the Educational System.
Revital currently serves as the Deputy Director General and Department Head for Risk Management at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. Previously Revital was the Medical Administrator for Clalit Health Services in Jerusalem. She was responsible for the advisory medical services and independent medicine in the district, as well as the appeals unit, investigations committees, and coordinating emergency shifts for the district. Previously Revital coordinated pediatric medicine for Jerusalem’s district and prior to that ran Yeruham’s Health Fund Clinic.
Jaber Abu Kian
Since 2017, Jaber has served as the superintendent in the Youth and Society Authority in the Southern District for the Ministry of Education. He is responsible for informal education in the Bedouin community in the south and oversees social, community and values education, social involvement and student councils. He manages informal education programming for the youth divisions, organizations and movements and works closely with emerging young leaders. He also coordinates the Etgarim program to promote informal education in the Arab Bedouin Community in the south.
From 1998 through 2007, Jaber worked in the Amal comprehensive school Tel Sheva in several roles including teacher, educator, grade coordinator, English and geography teacher, instructor of Shalach (field studies), Land of Israel studies and trip coordinator, as well as coordinator of social education and a member of the management team. He was a partner in the district team of curriculum writers and instructors of Shalach in the district. In addition, he was a counselor and youth coordinator, a counselor for at-risk youth and a nature hike guide and counsellor in the Society for the Preservation of Nature as well as tutoring new teachers of geography, field studies and Land of Israel studies.
Liat started her career in education teaching in special education programs. She worked for over a dozen years in the field of informal education as an accountant and deputy director of her local community center, and also as the accountant of the Economic Company for the Development of Zichron Yaakov. In recent years, she served as an education advisor for former minister Eliyahu Yishai, and also took part in changing policies regarding technological education in the ultra-Orthodox society. Today, she works at the ATID Network to develop and promote social employment initiatives for the ultra-Orthodox society. She is also a member of the network's R&D team. Additionally, she serves as a board member of the religious council of Zichron Yaakov. She is a committed social activist fighting for at-risk ultra-Orthodox youth, and a member of the Noar Kahalacha organization headed by Adv. Yoav Lalum, which strives to eliminate racist practices.
Raied is the senior supervisor of high-school education in the Arab sector as well the technological education referent in the central district for the Ministry of Education. Previously, he managed the Taibe Municipality’s education division and led the ransition to a six-year module in the high schools. Raied managed the Atid technological high school in Lod, and a six-year Branco Weiss high-school. Raied was awarded a prize for educational innovation, and launched a nanosatellite to project at the Herzliya science center. Previously, Raied founded the Nesher Program targeted to at-risk youth to develop self-efficacy and minimize drop out rates.
Miriam Awad Morad
Hila manages the department for optimal educational environment and the reduction of violence of the Psychological Services division at the Ministry of Education. In this role, she oversees Ministry policy and implementation. Hila develops educational and therapeutic programs for the advancement of mental wellbeing and for the prevention of violence and bullying among children and adolescents. She is also responsible for training specialists in systemic and organizational change processes that are designed to create optimal environments.
These programs are used by various educational institutions every year. Prior to this role, Hila managed the department for sexuality and the prevention of abuse ofchildren and teens.
Since 2012, Revital has served as director of the Post-Primary Education Department for the Petah Tikva municipality. In her current position in the city, Revital is responsible for approximately 13,000 students in grades 7 through 12, at 26 schools including the city's music conservatory and the Young Ambassadors School. Revital served as principal of Ben Gurion High School in Petah Tikva for five years. Prior to her position as a principal, she served in a variety of positions at the school. Between 1998 and 2007, she served as the municipal Mabar coordinator, and was responsible for training teachers and promoting the city's Mabar students.
Between 1990 and 1995, Revital held many positions in the field of informal education at the Youth and Young Adults Department of the Petah Tikva Municipality. During this time, Revital served as an instructor in young counselors (Madatzim) courses, an instructor for a regional student council, youth coordinator, coordinator for the Israel Youth Award and more. In her military service, Revital served as a communications officer in the reserves and a platoon commander in an officers' course.
Moshe started his professional career in education as a history teacher, and later served as a school principal, both in Jerusalem. In addition to his work in formal education, he also founded a Jerusalem-based nonprofit organization dedicated topromoting student achievement and excellence.
He then turned his attention to educational and social activity. While at the Memizrach Sehmesh, a Beit Midrash (House of Study) and Center for Jewish Social Activism and Leadership in Israel founded by Alliance - Kol Yisrael Chaverim, he built programs to develop leadership skills among college and graduate students. Today he teaches multi-cultural education at Ono Academic College, and in his work for the Branco Weiss Institute, he oversees large-scale initiatives aimed at changing and promoting excellence at schools in Tel Aviv.
Dahpi serves as Program Director, Mandel Program for Regional Leadership in the North. Previously she served as the CEO of the Edmond De Rothschild Partnerships, which she founded in 2016. The Rothschild Caesarea Partnerships aims to develop young leadership in the periphery. Included in the programmatic portfolio are the Kav Ha'Zinuk program, the prestigious Rothschild Ambassadors program and a Cadets program. Previously, Daphi managed the Rothschild Ambassadors Program and earlier still, managed the Branco Weiss Institute's department committed to promoting personal and social excellence in the social and geographical periphery. Earlier in her career, Daphi taught immigrants Hebrew, with an emphasis on Ethiopian immigrants.
Throughout her career, Daphi has been intent on taking part in the effort to tackle the periphery's social challenges and making her own personal and professional contribution to the betterment of society.
Over the past three years, Rivka has served as director of the Education Department of the Hevel Yavne Regional Council. Before this appointment, she worked as a professor at Bar Ilan University and Achva Academic College. In addition Rivka managed youth science enrichment programs and developed computer-based teaching tools.
Tami serves as director of the Education Division at the National Child Online Protection Bureau, a newly established interministerial bureau. Tammy is taking an active part in the foundation of the bureau, working to set the vision and policies, as well as to establish an operational philosophy. Tammi also works as a graduate school professor of educational consultancy at the Center for Academic Studies.
Previously, Tami served as deputy director of the Consultancy Department and was in charge of professional development and consultancy for pre-school aged students. Before that, she served as an educational consultant supervisor. Central to her work philosophy is a commitment to a holistic ecological approach, a search for meaning and a commitment to skill building for an ever-changing and dynamic reality.
Since 2011, Reem has managed and led the educational system in the local council of Eilabun. In this role, she is responsible for the Department of Youth, Sports and Culture for the Eilabun community. Rim works to promote a community-based and systemic educational vision which emphasizes the needs of children from age three to 21 in both formal and informal education spaces. Reem was previously director of pre-primary education, and responsible for special education, in the local council of Yafia.