LEAD Program


Spring 2019 Cohort Information 

LEAD (Leaders Evolving and Developing) is looking for LEADers for its Spring 2019 cohort! This program, sponsored by the Junior League of Memphis, is open to men and women who serve our city within the non-profit arena. Over the course of 8 classes, participants will acquire skills ranging from personal branding, time management, and professional development. Upon completion of the LEAD program, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that will empower them as leaders within their organizations.

Classes will be held weekly from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning on March 20 and lasting through May 8 and held at Hutchinson School in the Dobbs Building, Room 132. The participant fee is $100 and covers notebooks and course materials. For more information or to apply, contact LEAD Chair, Shellye McAlister.

Click here to access the application and pay the participation fee

Date Class Topic
20-March 1 Introduction/Non-Profit Leadership & Communication
27-March 2 Teamwork
3-April 3 Time Management
10-April 4 Fundraising
17-April 5 Delegation/Social Media
24-April 6 Personal Branding
1-May 7 Networking & Goal Setting/Reflection
8-May 8 Graduation


Click here to read Grace Weil’s personal testimony about the JLM LEAD program.What past participants are saying about LEAD….

“The JLM’s LEAD program was an experience that was very awe inspiring and thought provoking.  It gave me tools to apply to personal and professional growth and also allowed me to connect with some amazing leaders who I could network with and most importantly learn from to be better at what I do.  I hope to see this program around for many years to come and become better and better for future leaders.”   ~ Mardrequs Harris, Spring 2016 Cohort

“LEAD was a great experience that provided me an opportunity to meet and network with an awesome and diverse group of Memphis LEADers! Throughout the course, participants were challenged to implement constructive and creative ways in the areas of delegating, fundraising, and communication while become more effective leaders in our personal, professional and social networks.” ~ Lori Evans, Spring 2016 Cohort

“The LEAD program helped me to refine my position in life, personally and professionally. The program provided me a platform to serve as an effective leader and role model in my profession. The unique difference about LEAD is that the program provides the opportunity for like-minded professionals to convene and share in dialogue about topics that are common in one’s personal life and professional career. Having completed the cohort, I feel refreshed and energetic to handle life’s demands. Moreover, my cohort members were valuable to me; and those relationships have turned into friendships.” ~ Angela Davis-Jones, Spring 2016 Cohort