Liz Mitlak has spent the last four years working to support, train and empower leaders in the social justice non-profit sector and has experience executing broad leadership development strategies and launching new initiatives.
In her previous role at the Religious Action Center, the social justice hub of the Reform Jewish Movement, Liz organized fellowships, conferences, workshops and webinars for clergy and lay leaders across North America. She oversaw the Brickner Clergy Fellowship and trained cohorts of rabbis and cantors over a 20-month period.
Liz has also worked as a religious schoolteacher at Temple Sinai and knows firsthand the critical role that educators play in childhood development and intellectual growth. After undergoing a responsive classroom training, Liz saw from the user perspective what makes a training program effective and used that to create lesson plans for her classroom that experimented with various teaching techniques. This experience has sparked a passion for improving training and teaching programs for leaders in education.
Liz is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she earned a bachelor’s in social justice studies and minored in marketing. She loves yoga, hiking and is interested in competing to become the next Chopped Champion on the Food Network.