Dear JL Boston membership,
We were honored to represent the Junior League of Boston at the annual AJLI Winter Leadership Conference, held this year in Long Beach, CA.
One of many conferences and training opportunities presented by AJLI, the Winter Leadership Conference takes place every January. It is held in a different city each year and is hosted by the local League. The focus is on training and preparing future Presidents and Executive Vice Presidents for their upcoming roles. Presidents-Elect, Presidents-Elect-Elect, and Executive Vice Presidents-Elect from all 291 Leagues in four countries are invited to come together to network, brainstorm, share ideas, and work together in preparation for their roles as League leaders.
This year’s conference was jam-packed with two-and-a-half days of training and leadership development sessions where we explored best practices in leadership, governance, management, membership, diversity and inclusion, and communications.
In the evenings and during breaks, we deepened our long-time close friendships with Leagues in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, and more, engaging in deeper conversations about specific strategic or operational needs, challenges, and opportunities. We shared tools, insights, and ideas to help us plan for the 2018-2019 League year and beyond.
Our fund development efforts enable the League to send delegates to conferences such as this, enhancing our mission of training civic and community leaders.
We thank you, our fellow members of JL Boston, for this exciting and energizing opportunity.
Michelle Lentz, President-Elect
Sue O’Brien, Executive Vice President-Elect