Each member’s training starts with her Provisional course, and continues within her placement programs during her active years. In addition to the experiential training our members receive through various placements and projects, the JLC features an Education, Training and Advocacy Council that provides a variety of learning and enrichment opportunities for our members, serving the very heart of our mission.
New Member Training: New Members are immersed in training from the beginning. They have a monthly small group meeting to learn about all of the aspects of Junior League. Through these meetings and meetings with the larger Membership Development group, New Members receive information and reinforcement around effective voluntarism to participate over continued years of service. Training culminates in a New Member Capstone Project with a focus in the community. This New Member Training is included in the New Member fee.
General and Annual Meetings
General Meetings: General Meetings are held throughout the year, and feature Keynote Speakers and subject-matter experts covering a range of topics. JLC Members attend at no additional cost.
The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. also offers more intensive training programs for smaller groups:
Leadership Development Institute (LDI) Supports our goal to help JLC members become great leaders both in our League and in the community by strengthening leadership skills. LDI Participants participate in eight in-depth workshops, as well as optional community service and social engagement opportunities each month, held over the course of eight months. LDI is an investment of $40 for in league members and $50 for external applicants. Click here for more information.
Get On Board The Junior League of Charlotte's Get on Board Program, in partnership with United Way of Central Carolinas, is a one-day event designed for anyone who wants to take their community involvement to the next level. Whether you are just trying to figure out how to start getting involved via volunteerism or you are a board member looking to enhance your skills, this event is for you. Open to members and the community. Click here for more information.
Public Policy Institute (PPI) The Public Policy Institute (PPI) is an Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) award-winning training program that helps league and community members deepen their understanding of advocacy and public policy issues. The Public Policy Institute curriculum teaches participants advocacy skills on the local, state, and national levels. In the class, attendees will participate in a city council simulation. They will also learn from city council members, state officials, and community leaders who share their experiences of advocating for change. Open to JLC members, area League members, or community partners. Click here for more information.
Training and Education Information and Questions:
Training and Education is a valuable part of the Junior League experience. If you are interested in serving as a Keynote Speaker, offering a location, or serving as a Non-Profit partner, please contact us. For general questions or if you are a prospective new member interested in learning more about JLC’s Training programs, please contact us.