Many Junior of St. Louis (JLSL) members join JLSL in search of leadership development training to grow as a working professional and a community volunteer. Each year, we offer at least eight Leadership Development Series courses, based on a rotating, two-year curriculum.
Experts from local businesses, hospitals, universities, government and nonprofit entities facilitate each workshop to help members develop skills that make them better volunteers and leaders.
Non-JLSL members are welcome to join us at these leadership development classes for a fee of $20 per class. Check out our events calendar for upcoming training dates.
If you have expertise in any of the above topics, and are interested in presenting to our membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Leadership Development Series is an exciting and engaging line-up of topics that are essential for building community leaders:
- Qualities for Leadership: Leadership
- Forming the Team: Organizational Development
- Wrong Direction-Right Decision: Community Needs Assessment
- The Art of Mentoring: Mentoring – Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at JLSL HQ
- Progressing Change: Advocacy
- Compelling Communication: Communications
- The Art of Conversation: Communications
- Decide Your Strategy: Strategic Planning
FAQ about JLSL’s Leadership Development Series
Why a two-year program?
JLSL is proud of its history of providing training through hands-on placements within teams, supplemented by formalized training classes. We believe this “on-the-job” training, combined with the formalized classes, forms a well-rounded, well-trained volunteer. The two-year cycle provides a balanced program that enables each member to bring her volunteer experiences to the class, and enhances her learning.
What is my time commitment to the Series?
Eight classes will be offered from September through May each year. Classes generally run two hours.
Do I need to attend all eight classes of the Series each year?
You’re welcome to attend as many or as few leadership development courses as you’d like! It is intended as a training program for current and future JLSL leaders and non-JLSL members. Non-JLSL members are charged $20 per class attended.