YLC Class FAQs

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Basic Class Info

How many YLC cohorts are there?

We divide our cohorts into two semesters each year, hosting classes in the Spring and Fall each year. In the Spring, we host three cohorts: Junior League, Nashville Class, and Massey Class. In the Fall, we host two cohorts: Nashville Class and Williamson Class.

Where will class be hosted each week?
Locations will be announced closer to the start of class for our class meetings. Thank you for
your patience.

Reserving Your Seat / Class Payment

How do I officially accept my seat in the class?

Once you have received the acceptance email, you must complete the Student Participation Agreement, upload your supervisor letter of agreement to the Student Participation Agreement, and complete the class participation fee.

What if I do not have a supervisor to upload a letter of agreement?

If you are self-employed or do not have a boss/supervisor to complete this step, please create a letter of agreement for yourself and upload it to the same place on the Student Participation Agreement form. The purpose of the Letter of Agreement is to ensure all students and their supervisors understand the expectations and class time commitment of the program.

How do I pay the class participation fee?

There are two options to pay the class participation fee:

  1. Pay by card via YLC Website. Visit https://youngleaderscouncil.kindful.com/ to pay your class payment.
  2. Pay by check by requesting an invoice. Email admin@youngleaderscouncil.org to request your invoice. You will receive directions in your invoice regarding where to send your payment. Please include the student name and class name in the memo of the check
Can I send a check directly to YLC for the class participation fee?

Please remit all class payments by check to our accounting partner at LBMC. If you would like to send a check, please first request an invoice by emailing admin@youngleaderscouncil.org. An invoice and address will be sent to you then.

Can I pay my class participation fee in installments?

If necessary, we do accept class payment in installments. Please contact Rachel Blue at admin@youngleaderscouncil.org to discuss this on a case-by-case basis.

When is the deadline to submit my Letter of Agreement & Class Payment/Request an Invoice?

14 days post receiving your acceptance email.

Class Meetings

Our YLC Program consists of 11 weeks of training. These 11 weeks include:

  • One Opening Session to kick off the program
  • Eight in-class sessions covering varied board service topics
  • One nonprofit tour day for your cohort to tour through a few local nonprofits
  • One Mock Board Meeting to give your cohort hands-on experience in a board meeting setting
How many classes can I miss and still graduate from the program?

Although we strongly advise you to make every effort to attend all classes, we understand that life happens. We do allow for one class skip per student. We suggest that you save your skip for the most necessary circumstances.

Can I make up a class instead of skipping it altogether?

In order to make up a class, we do allow students to attend class with another cohort. If you attend a missed class with another cohort to make up that class, this does NOT count as a skip. For example, if a Nashville student misses the Nonprofit Financials class on a Wednesday, that student can attend the Nonprofit Financials class with the Williamson cohort on a Thursday.

How do I know when other cohorts will have their class meetings/topics?

We will send out a class schedule to all students that includes dates/class topics/class locations for all cohorts listed. You can then prepare for dates you may not be able to attend class with your cohort and plan to attend with another cohort. This schedule will be sent out closer to the beginning of class.

Is the Opening Session mandatory?

Yes, the Opening Session is considered Week 1 of class, and we will take attendance that day. If you miss this session, it will count as your one allotted skip.

When do I start my one-year internship with a local nonprofit?

We will make an introduction to our internship matching process 1-3 weeks into the program and will walk you through the internship process step-by-step then. You are not required to come to class prepared in regards to your internship at the beginning of the program.

COVID-19 Updates

Will we still meet in person for 2021 classes?

As things appear to improve and continue to go in a more positive direction with the COVID-19 pandemic, YLC is preparing to host training in a hybrid format of in-person and virtual for the spring 2022 semester. As the schedule is solidified, we will confirm which sessions will be conducted virtually and which will be conducted in-person.

However, YLC will continue to monitor and review local and federal health and safety recommendations, and will always do what’s best to ensure the safety of all program participants, instructors and staff. YLC reserves the right to make

changes to the training environment for our program if at any time it becomes necessary to do so. For more information on our pandemic-related policies, please reach out directly to YLC at admin@youngleaderscouncil.org.

What precautions will be taken during class if we meet in person?

Safety and transparency is a priority for YLC. We will consistently take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all students, instructors and staff. For all in-person training sessions, students will be placed in a way to allow safe and ample distance in the classroom. Hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes will be provided to clean all surfaces. Participants who are not feeling well or exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to not attend training sessions and may be asked to leave to ensure the safe participation for the rest of the cohort members.

How will class operate if we cannot meet in person?

If for any reason, we are unable to meet in-person for training sessions during the semester, YLC will shift to meeting virtually via Zoom, iBreakthrough or a similar platform. All appropriate links, documents, and additional information needed to successfully participate in training sessions will be communicated with the cohorts in advance.