It is an exciting time to be a member of Junior Chamber International Cambridge. As a member, you get the first seat in witnessing and sharing the excitement that comes with growing a chamber and opening doors to opportunities that lead to our own personal and professional growth.
At the last Books & Beers Club – “What got you here won’t get you there“, we talked about the importance of learning to share information as a necessary skill to “get you there”. As President, I have not always been good at sharing what the team is doing or even good news about possible partnerships. As an attempt to remedy the situation, I would like to start sending out what I’ve called “The Members Corner” – a series of short emails devised to give you an insight into your organisation.
Many people have often wondered – “What is the JCI Cambridge team doing?“. Here is an highlight of all the projects that we have run or are currently working on. In addition to that, we also have a dedicated team that looks at our monthly training workshops/seminars.
Why people get involved in projects? There is a misconception that all we do is “put on events for the community”. We go way beyond that.
Apart from the fact that we all love JCI Cambridge and want to see it flourish, working on projects give us an opportunity to really hone our skills: leading projects, leading without authority, motivating a team, public speaking, negotiating, delegation (Not as easy as it sounds like in text books), trying your hands on something new/different and more. Soft/interpersonal skills will be key to our career progression. We might as well start working on them now.
More importantly, it’s also about creating networking and lasting friendships. Our planning meetings are informal, usually over drinks, pizzas, in a pub/park or even at a bbq.
How do I get involved? My question to you is “What do you want to learn? Why do you want to get involved? What skills do you want to develop?”. Once you have an idea about what you want to get out of JCI Cambridge, email me and we will find you a suitable project that will stretch you whilst being supported by the entire team.
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or feedback.Tags: personal development, project work, training, Volunteering
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