It has been a very busy few weeks for personal development in JCI UK. Please see below for updates on things that I have been working on!
The JCI Presenter course in London on 4th February was fully booked and was a roaring success. The next course is in Sheffield on 3rd March and there are only a few places left. These courses are great for improving your confidence and ability when it comes to presentation and public speaking so please let me know if you are interested.
As I mentioned at Inspiration Day I have been trying to organise a JCI Trainer course for May of this year. Unfortunately I have had to put this back until the end of July due to some exciting changes in the course content that are being introduced. The aim of the JCI Training commission is an improved course and a more consistent level of training.
If you want to take part earlier that the end of July then JCI Trainer will be delivered at European Conference in June and there are also 7 courses in Europe (Finland, Switzerland and Lithuania) over the next few months. Having had the opportunity to take part in courses in other countries I can thoroughly recommend it. It is fantastic to work with a variety of people and to find out what they are doing in their local organisations. Please see the attached photograph of me and the graduates of JCI Designer from European Conference 2011 in Tarragona.
The next JCI Achieve is booked for 5th May in London. This is a course designed to help our local organisations to be better and to focus on the vision and mission of JCI. I graduated from Achieve in December and found it to be really inspiring. I left with lots of exciting ideas and plans so please let me know if you want to attend in May.
Other JCI Courses
JCI UK is also in talks with our Irish and Scottish colleagues to try and organise a weekend of training to include JCI CSR, JCI Admin and JCI Networking so watch out for more information.
I am organising a trainer day on the 20th May in Cambridge after their Business Skills day. This is aimed at members that have graduated from JCI Trainer to help them start to improve their skills and work on course ideas. I also plan to organise a second date for later in the year and there is a possibility of a joint event with Scotland.
This is a 5 day leadership training academy that will run in August in Gothenburg Sweden. The week is designed to teach deputy local presidents some of the skills that they will need in their year as president and also to create a support network.
I was lucky enough to graduate from EA in 2008 and to return as part of the training team in 2010. These two weeks are some of my best JCI times ever so if you are a deputy local president or considering putting yourself forward as deputy then please apply. For more information please can you contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org