Leadership Development Institute

Who We Are

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) ‘s Leadership Development Institute is a workshop series that educates, inspires, and connects Provisional, Transfer, Active and Sustainer JLC 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 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 JLC members.  The benefits include a curriculum of eight workshops held 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month (September 2019 through May 2020), 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 2020.

The Application Process

The application will close Friday, September 13.  All Provisional, Transfer, Sustainer and Active JLC members are encouraged to apply. Leadership Development Institute participants are selected by Leadership Development Institute committee members after careful review of all applications 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 Monday, September 16. The first LDI meeting will be held on September 18.

If you have any questions, please email us at ldicharlottecommittee@gmail.com or nbetler@yahoo.com.

Application: Please email the information below to nbetler@yahoo.com 



What does leadership mean to you?

Who do you admire in a leader and why?

What do you consider to be your greatest strength and why?

What leadership skills are you hoping to gain or improve through your participation in a Leadership Development Program?

In your opinion, what are the three most important challenges facing leaders today?

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As a graduate of the Leadership Development Institute, how would you use your skills to further your success as a leader in our community?


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