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We will begin accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Provisional class on June 1, 2017. Check back here on June 1 for the application!

2017/2018 Provisional Education Program
Our 2017/2018 Provisional Education program asks participants to possess a significant time commitment in order to develop their civic leadership potential. Members of the Provisional Education program will learn the mission, vision, values, and goals of the JLGO; understand our current community focus area; and create a plan for developing their own civic leadership skills. At the end of the year-long training program, Provisionals who have competed all requirements of the training will be voted “Active” members of the JLGO.

After the Provisional Retreat all day on Saturday, August 19, 2017, trainings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 PM. Meeting dates include 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, and 5/8. The Retreat and Provisional Education trainings are mandatory.

Additionally, members of the Provisional Education program will complete two volunteer shifts – one with a JLGO community program – to better understand our community impact; attend General Membership Meetings (GMMs) to learn more about the work of our organization and our community focus area; participate in a Provisional Class Project to make a direct impact in the community; and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the application open for the 2017/2018 Provisional class? The application will open on June 1, 2017.
  • Are there any fees associated with the application? A nonrefundable application fee of $50 will be required at the time of application submission.
  • How many members are accepted for the 2017/2018 Provisional class? The Provisional class will consist of 50 new members.
  • When will I be notified about my status in the 2017/2018 Provisional class? All applicants will be contacted on or before July 1, 2017.
  • When does the Provisional period officially begin? The Provisional Retreat will be held all day on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Prospective members who are not able to attend the Retreat are encouraged to apply for our 2018/2019 Provisional class.
  • What are the dates of the year-long Provisional Education program? After the Provisional Retreat, Provisionals attend one Provisional Education training session on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 PM. Meeting dates include 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, and 5/8.
  • Are the Retreat and Training meetings mandatory? Yes! Attendance is critical to developing one’s civic leadership potential.
  • What are the dues and fees associated with membership? If admitted to the 2017/2018 Provisional Education program, a Provisional member would submit $170 annual membership dues to the organization as well as a $95 Provisional Course Fee.
  • What will I learn during the Provisional Education program? Members of the Provisional Education program will learn the mission, vision, values, and goals of the JLGO; understand our current community focus area; and create a plan for developing their own civic leadership skills. At the end of the year-long training program, Provisionals who have competed all requirements of the training will be voted “Active” members of the JLGO.
  • To learn more about the JLGO, please click on the “Who We Are” and “Community”  tabs!