Leadership Training

Central to the mission of the Junior League is developing the potential of women to be civic and community leaders. We offer a wide variety of formal and informal training opportunities to help members learn, grow, and apply their knowledge and experience. Current training programs include:

 

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF CHICAGO UNIVERSITY 

These regularly scheduled training opportunities aim to provide additional tools for our members to become effective volunteers and to develop as community and civic leaders. Topics focus on Healthy Lifestyles and Leadership and have included sessions such as, “Healthy Snacks on a Budget”, “Building Effective Team Dynamics”, and women’s health issues like “Heart Health” and “Breast Cancer Awareness”.

 

GENERAL AND ANNUAL MEETINGS

The JLC hosts League-wide general meetings twice a year in Fall and Winter, and an Annual meeting each May. These well-attended meetings update League members on the activities, projects, and goals of the entire organization, and generally include an educational component.

 

A SPIRIT OF ONGOING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

In addition to the training programs, the Junior League of Chicago seeks to develop trained volunteers and women leaders through all aspects of membership. Members are active on committees of their choice, which provides the opportunity to gain valuable skills and try new things in a safe and fun environment. Members learn how to execute successful fundraisers, run meaningful and impactful community projects, and work collaboratively with other leaders and the community at large.