One of the cornerstones of JLS’ mission is developing effective volunteers through a variety of experiential and formal training. Our goal is to build on members’ strengths, and empower them to be more effective in their community, professional, and personal endeavors.

Experiential Learning

Members are placed on various committees where she is able to gain hands-on training. Whether that focus is on marketing, fund development, finance, event planning, or more, the skills developed “on the job” are transferable to other volunteer efforts, as well as members’ professional lives. 

Formal Training

JLS offers a training curriculum taught by expert guest speakers that allows our members to deepen their understanding of the issues challenging our community, acquire skills to solve problems within our community, and provide members with the opportunities to impact the community with their newfound knowledge.

Well over 50 training opportunities are presented each year with topics such as Interviewing and Executive Presence, Branding Yourself, Leadership Skill Development, Empowerment as a Leader, Lead like a Woman, and Salary Negotiations.