Junior League of Northern Westchester - We Build Women who Build our Community

JLNW Foundations of Training

Effective Voluntarism – Engages in activities that utilize skills and abilities in a manner that has the greatest impact for community projects and efforts. 

      Training Topic Examples :

  • Developing Community Programs & Collaborations
  • Measuring Program Outcomes
  • Program Evaluation
  • Maximizing Community Impact

Community Advocacy & Awareness – Is aware of the issues that are important to our community.  Recognizes the resources regarding these issues and serves as an advocate on the local, state and national levels.

      Training Topic Examples:

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Human Trafficking
  • JLNW Community Partners
  • NY State Public Affairs Committee for Junior Leagues

Junior League Organizational Knowledge – Understands the structure of the JLNW as wells as its relationship to the AJLI.  Understands the key resources, process and structures needed to accomplish objectives.  Familiar with the JLNW’s strategic plan.

      Training Topic Examples:

  • AJLI Function and Structure
  • JLNW Board and Council System
  • JLNW Strategic Plan

Professional Communication – Expresses opinions and ideas in a clear and concise manner, whether verbally or written, while actively listening to the opinions of others.  Feels comfortable speaking in front of groups of people.  Encourages honest communication always. 

      Training Topic Examples:

  • Public Speaking
  • Writing Skills
  • Email Strategies and Etiquette
  • Active Listening

Managing and Maximizing Teams – Is able to effectively steer and manage a team of people as they work towards a common goal.  Creates a positive environment in which all team members feel that their voice is heard, that they have an impact, and that they play a valuable role. Develops a variety of options for team members to be involved.  Applies a variety of tactics in addressing problems and issues to a resolution.  Creates opportunities for social interaction among members to help develop relationships. Takes initiative to accomplish goals, and encourages- and applauds initiative in others.

      Training Topic Examples:

  • Team Building
  • Basic Facilitation
  • Conflict Management
  • Servant Leadership

Social Awareness - Appreciates the value of our diverse membership and community.  Embraces the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people.  Accepts diverse points of view, opinions and strategies to accomplish a goal.  Seeks to develop a variety of methods for members to be involved and fulfill their placements.  Takes the diversity of our membership in to account when choosing the time and location of meetings and events.

     Training Topic Examples:

  • Membership Continuum – Generational Values
  • Building Blocks for Diversity and Inclusion

Strategic Leadership – Thinks beyond the current issues facing the JLNW.  Anticipates future needs, issues and societal trends.  Works to help the JLNW and our community prepare to address these changing needs.  Works to effectively align the vision, strategy and actions of the JLNW to address the changing needs and makeup of our membership and our community.

      Training Topic Examples:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Appreciative Inquiry

Personal Growth – Seeks to refine current knowledge, skills and abilities.  Takes advantage of opportunities to develop new skills knowledge and abilities.  Looks for placements and volunteer opportunities that will foster growth.

      Training Topic Examples:

  • JL Career Pathing
  • Opportunities for League Leadership - A Skills-Development Roadmap
  • Administrative Training (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc..)
  • Leveraging Volunteer Experience

Fund Development – Understands the current funding sources of the JLNW.  Is able to effectively solicit donations or sponsorships on behalf to the JLNW.  Has experience planning and executing effective fundraising events.

      Training Topic Examples:

  • Fund Development – Ideas & Action
  • Diversified Fund Development
  • Corporate Solicitation Bootcamp