Leadership Development Institute—Junior League of Washington

2017 Leadership Development Award Winner

The Junior League of Washington's Leadership Development Institute.

The Junior League of Washington

This year’s JL Award for Leadership Development goes to The Junior League of Washington's Leadership Development Institute.

Just how important is leadership training for League members?

Well, the Junior League of Washington has an answer….46% of JLW members in a 2014-2015 survey said that leadership training was a key reason for their continued membership.

More than 90% of JLW’s 2,300 members work full-time, serving in corporate, political, military, non-profit, and private sector roles throughout the region. But many members are clearly calling out for more leadership training as volunteer leaders.

And that’s the rationale for the JLW Leadership Institute.

The training is both flexible and focused:

Get On Board is a four-part series that prepares women for successful board service, whether with JLW or in the community.

Nuts and Bolts offers training for first-time leaders, with in-depth sessions on topics like committee budgets and setting effective meeting agendas.

Rising to the Challenge is exclusively for JLW’s 15 rising chairs and provides insights into the work of JLW’s board as well as a safe space to test ideas and raise concerns unique to serving in a step-up role.