Training is a young but mighty pillar within the Junior League of San Diego.
Our objective is to deliver exceptional training and development opportunities for our members and our community. Many of our events bring valuable speakers with professional and/or personal development experience to our members at what I like to call a freemium (free or sometimes at a small fee). Often we can procure speakers who may be otherwise out of reach for our membership and/or community to attend their conferences.
Nonprofit event management meets education, inspiring, and developmental coaching.
When we put on an event, regardless of the topic, we start by creating a vision and strategic plan for the event. We capture the value we want to bring to the people attending, the audience connection to the speaker(s), and the relevancy to our attendees. From there, we fill in the blanks – date, time, venue location, event timeline, posed questions for Q&A, and deliverables or takeaways for our attendees.
Our council “orchestrators” gain too.
It’s not always the speaker or content that will make your event go viral and max out your venue capacity to standing room only. Our council hones valuable communication skills and other facets of event management, such as: speaker and goods/services procurement, how to be an effective communicator (and negotiator), how to build a marketing campaign to promote an event, and so forth. We’re also continually thinking outside the box to identify new, emerging, underrated topics – some even daunting – that can be delivered in a safe environment allowing us to learn more. We are too connecting with people, connecting people to people, and bringing thought-leadership to JLSD through our council meetings, planning sessions, and speaker prep calls.
JLSD Training and Development events, in summary, fall into three key areas.
First, Training Talks, intimate 60-90 minute vignette “Ted-Talk” style events with an emphasis on professional and personal development; Second, LeadershipX, a thought-leadership conference complete with inspiring keynotes and discussions that will help you develop your multi-dimensional approach to leadership; and finally, Board Academy, a one-day training program designed to educate you about roles, responsibilities and to provide you with useful tools to succeed serving a nonprofit board.