The Juliette Low Seminar

The Juliette Low Seminar (JLS) is WAGGGS’ flagship leadership development event for young people. Each event provides participants with adventures, cultural experiences and the opportunity to make friends for life.

Juliette Low Seminar

The Juliette Low Seminar (JLS) was traditionally held twice, every three years. Since 1932 we have been providing this inter-cultural, inspirational and international experience. It builds friendships across borders and helps young women step outside of their comfort zones. This event is all about empowering the next generation of leaders with the leadership practices and mindsets they need to succeed.

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The 2019 JLS pilot project

Using feedback from Girl Guides and Girls Scouts all over the world, we decided to change the way we deliver our largest leadership development event, and offer one event this triennium (2017-2020) for more people than every before.

In 2019, we completed part 1 of the 2019 JLS pilot project, we delivered; one programme that utilised technology through a team of over 100 global facilitators across 18 different global locations, all taking place at the same time. This new approach allowed the different global locations - called hubs - to connect with each other over the internet and brought the JLS programme to hundreds of participants. We took the best parts of the JLS and made them bigger.

The 2019 JLS in numbers

To find out more click the link under the icons to read the event report.

The 2019 JLS was divided into two parts:

PART 1 - Participants attend a JLS hub and experience the programme with peers from around the world.
PART 2 - Using this new knowledge and network, participants then give at least 100 girls aged 12+ a space to practise leadership through the 100 Girls Project.
If you have any questions you can reach the team at leadingforherworld@wagggs.org.

How was the 2019 JLS different?

  • Up to 1000 participant places were offered to Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Associations, in comparison to 60 places in previous years.
  • Rather than various post event projects, all participants were trained and supported to deliver an adapted version of one single project; the 100 Girls Project.
  • A co-educational JLS programme was trialled in France and Poland.
  • The participant age range was extended by four years, to include members aged 18 - 32.
  • A programme was delivered in every WAGGGS region and in Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Swahili or Thai.
  • JLS 2019
  • JLS Nigeria 1
  • Juliette Lowe Seminar Dancing

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Among all the leadership training I've been to, this is by far the best ever that made a huge impact on me. It creates a safe space for girls to grow without any judgement, and develops our potential based on our own leadership journey. Now that I'm fired up with the guiding spirit, to the youths of Malaysia, look out because you are going to see that girl guiding will provide you an incredible journey.

JLS 2019 participant, from Malaysia

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