Dr. Isler has been involved in community work and non-formal education for over 30 years. She has a BA in Informal Education and an MA in Community Education, as well as being a qualified mediator and Organizational Advisor. Currently, as part of her doctoral thesis, Ms Isler is researching how the professional and academic background of the director effects the success of the community center.
During her long and rich career, Dr. Isler has held many positions in the field of community and non-formal education, including: Over fifteen years of working with the European Union youth program, Euromed, developing, managing and implementing exchanges and training sessions; Responsible for the community – business program at the Israel Association of Community Centers; Currently is the Executive Director of the Israel Federation of Community Centers where she has initiated, developed and run dozens and perhaps hundreds of seminars, conferences, professional training, etc all in the field of community and non-formal education; Board member of the international community organization IFS and the Jewish international community center organization JCC Global
Dr. Isler’s main areas of teaching and research in the academy are community and society, public policy, youth and community management, informal education and academic writing.