Leadership Training

Our leadership trainings enable the Junior League of Washington (JLW) to strengthen and support vital program services offered by community organizations across Washington, DC – increasing individual outcomes and bolstering our community impact. The organizations with partner with know they can rely on JLW volunteers to be intelligent, reliable, motivated, and resourceful. By strengthening this network of women with the skillset and tools to volunteer and lead effectively, we are able to foster lasting community change.

JLW offers its leaders a Get on Board Training as well as the opportunity to attend the Association of Junior League International’s (AJLI) Organizational Development Institute.


Get on Board

JLW’s Leadership Institute accepts applications from members for its bi-annual Get On Board (GOB) training. This four-part course is designed to equip JLW members with the knowledge and skills needed to serve on a nonprofit board, whether with JLW or elsewhere in the community. The course is provided at no cost, and all JLW members in good standing (Active, New Member, Sustainer, and Transfer) are eligible to apply. Graduates receive Taylor Strategic Partnership’s Certificate of Nonprofit Board Leadership and upon completion join JLW’s GOB Alumnae Community, now 170+ members strong!

Please contact the Leadership Institute with any questions.


AJLI’s Organizational Development Institute

Current and future Junior League leaders are able to take advantage of all that their Junior League membership has to offer by applying to attend AJLI’s Organizational Development Institute (ODI). The conference helps members develop specific skills in a focus area, including Marketing and Communications, Diversity and Inclusion, Fund Development, Community Impact, and more. JLW’s Nominating Committee selects four candidates to send to ODI. Attendance, accommodations, and travel are paid for by JLW.

The JLW not only focuses on providing our members with leadership development opportunities, but the community as a whole, which we do during our annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast WLB). The event, held in conjunction with International Women’s Day, explores what it means to be a leader and provides attendees the opportunity to learn from women who have successfully developed their own leadership skills in unexpected ways! Explore more about the WLB.