Leadership Development Institute

Who We Are

The Junior League of Charlotte’s Leadership Development Institute is a workshop series that educates, inspires, and connects Provisional, Transfer, Active and Sustainer in League members, along with women in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, through the study of six core leadership values: Do What’s Right, Lead Courageously, Inspire and Develop Our People, Deliver Today, Build for Tomorrow, and Passion to Succeed. The Leadership Development Institute monthly workshops are interactive and engaging, designed to further leadership potential in every participant. Our goal is to help women develop their leadership skills and become some of Charlotte’s most impactful and influential women!

Program Overview

Leadership Development Institute is an investment of $40 for in-League members and $70 for external applicants.  The benefits include a curriculum of eight workshops (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) held the first Wednesday of every month (October 2017 through May 2018), optional community service and social engagement opportunities each month, a leadership book, and other training materials. We will also have a Graduation Ceremony in May of 2018.

The Application Process

Our application window will open on Sunday, August 20 and will close Wednesday, September 20! All Provisional, Transfer, Sustainer and Active members are encouraged to apply. The link to apply will be provided August 20. All external participants will be invited to apply using an email application. Leadership Development Institute participants are selected by the Leadership Development Institute committee members after careful review of all application requirements received by the application deadline. An Application Scoring Matrix will be used to evaluate each application individually, and invitations will be extended to the top candidates. Applications must be submitted online and any incomplete applications will not be considered. All candidates will be notified of selection by Wednesday, September 27.

JLC Members: Apply Here! (log in required)

Non-League members: Apply here!


Read a testimonial from JLC member Jania Massey, a recent graduate of the Leadership Development Institute here.