A core tenet of the Junior League of Seattle’s mission centers around developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Through an annual program of training and education, covering a range of workshops, seminars and events, the over 1,200 members of JLS make a significant impact on our community through what they have learned.

A key benefit of membership in JLS is that Seattle is a large and diverse community, and one of the most unique and multicultural cities in the world. It allows the JLS to have access to a range of training options to support the next generation of civic-minded leaders, and serve as catalysts for lasting community change.

Training is essential for leadership, growth and continued learning, and a required component of membership in the Junior League of Seattle. Many members serve in Leadership Positions within JLS, overseeing Committees, Operations “wings” or as part of the Management Council or Board of Directors. JLS members serve as mentors, leaders, and participate in training in many ways.

The Training Committee supports the League’s mission of developing members potential by delivering multi-faceted, relevant, and flexible trainings structured to create empowered volunteers and community leaders.  The Training Committee develops / provides personal & professional development trainings as well as trainings (in partnership with the Advocacy committee) aligned with JLS’s focus area of Early Childhood Literacy. The delivery of training and information occurs through our periodic meetings, events and specialized offerings for our members.

Education Training Topics Include:

  • Collaboration
    · Inclusive Communication
    · Global & Community Awareness Action & Advocacy
    · Operational Expertise
    · Social & Cultural Inclusion
    · Strategic Thinking
    · Volunteer Development
    · Personal & Professional Development


General Meetings– General Meetings are held throughout the year, and feature Keynote Speakers and subject-matter experts covering a range of topics. JLS Members attend at no additional cost.


New Member Training – New Members are immersed in training from the beginning. They attend a New Member Retreat as a class in the end of Summer each year, and have a monthly small group meeting to learn about all of the aspects of Junior League. Through these meetings, New Members receive information and reinforcement around effective voluntarism to participate over continued years of service. Training culminates in a New Member Project with a community partner organization. New Member Training is included in the New Member fee.


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 all inquiries, as well as general questions or if you are a prospective new member interested in learning more about JLS’s Training programs, please contact