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24th May, 2014

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I’m currently on the central line on my way home after attending the JCI London Impact training. It was an engaging packed filled training session focusing on making a positive change within our local community. No matter how small or big. 

The day was completely interactive as I've been on a few training courses before and it has been death by Prezi/Powerpoint sadly. We worked on real examples of issues/problems in our local communities.

We learnt about the various community projects local JCI chambers have been working on around the world and also the JCI and UN (United Nations) Global partnership focusing on the UN Millennium Development Goals. We heard for example about the project of combating Malaria with Nothing But Nets, which is a project I particularly would like to get involved with.

We were taught the fundamentals of building an effective community project:

·    Researching and analyzing the issues in the local community (going out there and actually asking what issues actually affect the local community)

·    Investigating the issues (drilling down to the route cause)

·    Work with local community groups and in partnership with people and organizations from all sectors

·    Design ideas and solutions that will last not for the short term but the long term

·    Then take action…and do it.

And along the whole way asking the simple question of Why at every step.

I would encourage everyone (members and non-members) to attend JCI London Impact training in September 2014. As you will not only receive excellent training but also meet other like-minded people that want to create positive change.

See you soon,

Godfrey Atuahené Junior

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11th May, 2014

JCI London tackles Inner Confidence
by Ceylan Sepil on May 11, 2014 15:56

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Events » Training courses » Double your opportunities - May 2014.JPGOn Friday, May 9, twenty JCI members and non-members came together to discover more about building inner confidence.

The trainer for this event was Life Coach Simone Vincenzi. Simone highlighted the main difference between Confidence and Inner Confidence. He walked us through the three keys to increase our Inner Confidence levels: Self- Acceptance, Self-Love, and Self-Belief. The attendees had then a chance to experience each through challenging and fun exercises.

The other learnings from the evening were:

Participation = Value

My life is my business

I am the CEO of my life

The participants walked away with practical tools to nurture their state of inner confidence, and thereby dramatically increasing their personal and business opportunities in life.

Check out our Facebook page for pictures from this event.

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8th May, 2014

Belgrade 2014 - The start of the ECM
by Svenja Koeppe on May 8, 2014 15:30

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It is time for the ECM - a non-offical JCI international event that was created by JCI London and Berlin in 1993. Still going strong with capitals all over Europe hosting the event every year this year's ECM is held by JCI Belgrade from the 8th until the 11th May 2014. Of course some London members made their way to Serbia and Marco Van Den Heuvel JCI Senator and President of JCI London 2009 is reporting about the event while it is happening.

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I have been to National Conventions, twinning weekends, European Conferencences and a World Congress, but my favourite is still the European Capitals Meeting (ECM); big enough to get the international experience, small enough to get to know everyone during the event. Perhaps I am biased having organised the ECM in 2008.

So here I am in Belgrade with ECM veteran and friend Shafiq Mumani. We arrived 1day before it started and after dropping the luggage off at our host's house, we went straight to a night club to meet some of the other delegates from Amsterdam and Belgrade. These guys here know how to party hard: loud and late. Bedtime was at 4:30 am and my ears are still buzzing. Should I be worried about the nights to come, as we haven't even started yet?

Greetings from Belgrade

Marco

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