Training and Education

A core tenet of the Junior League of Los Angeles 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 JLLA membership makes a significant impact on our community through what they have learned.

A key benefit of membership in JLLA is the selection of low- to no-cost seminars, award-winning workshops, well-known speakers, and other opportunities offered throughout the year. Los Angeles is a large and diverse community, and one of the most unique and multicultural cities in the world. It allows the JLLA 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.

A photo of the 2023-24 Junior League of Los Angeles leadership.

Training is essential for leadership, growth, and continued learning. It is a required component of membership in the Junior League of Los Angeles. Many members serve in leadership positions within JLLA, overseeing Committees, Councils, or serving on the Management Council or Board of Directors. JLLA members are mentors and leaders, and participate in training in many ways.

The Training & Education Committee supports the League’s mission of developing members’ potential by delivering multi-faceted, relevant, and flexible trainings which are structured to create empowered volunteers and community leaders. The Training & Education Committee develops personal and professional development trainings. Training and content is delivered through our meetings, events, and additional specialized offerings for our members. 

Training Topics Include:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership Development
  • Volunteer Development
  • Career Enrichment
  • Personal Development and Wellness
  • Social media
Meetings and Events:

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

New Member Education:

New Member Training – New Members are immersed in training from the start of their tenure. They attend a New Member Retreat as a cohort at 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 held in partnership with a community organization. New Member Training is included in the New Member fee. Learn more here!

Training Series:

Leadership Development Institute (LDI) – Supports our goal to help JLLA members become great leaders both in our League and in the community by strengthening leadership skills. LDI Participants participate in in-depth workshops, as well as one-on-one coaching and team meetings, which are held over several months. LDI received the AJLI Leadership Development Award in 2009. LDI is offered at a low-cost to participants.

Training and Education Information and Questions:

Training & Education is a valuable part of the Junior League experience. If you are interested in serving as a Keynote Speaker, offering a workshop location, or serving as a nonprofit partner, please contact us.

For all inquiries, including if you are a prospective new member who is interested in learning more about JLLA’s Training programs, please contact