Forge international links and make friends with people from other countries and cultures, you will help create a better understanding about the challenges that face us all today.
Junior Chamber International is a membership-based non-profit organization of 200,000 young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world.
As a JCI member, you have the opportunity to attend several JCI conferences throughout the year. The two biggest are the Asia Pacific Conference and World Congress. JCI Singapore sends a delegation to both. If you go along, you will:
- see the big picture of JCI and learn how it works
- bond with the people you’re traveling with
- expand your network as you meet many international JCI members
- make friends with open-minded, supportive people who will encourage you to reach your goals
- have an enormous amount of fun.
Conferences offer high-quality training, lectures and keynote speeches (often on topics such as leadership, management and entrepreneurship).
They also lay on social events. During big conferences, different JCI countries host the evening parties. You could find yourself tasting sushi at the Japanese night, tucking into smørrebrød at the Danish party and slaking your thirst with sangria at the Catalonian evening.
JCI members find that conferences are a fantastic investment. You’ll come back feeling energized, inspired, and with a bulging contacts book.
Community spirit in JCI doesn’t stop at a local level; many national and international projects take place each year. JCI is an official partner of the United Nations and supports the UN Millennium Development Goals.
JCI believes in Global Impact through local action. Below is an inspiring sppech by Harald Lepisk at Budapest on JCI World Public Speaking Championship encouraging young leaders to take action to leave a legacy to the world:
JCI Singapore's various chapters conduct community Impact projects throughout the year, addressing various concerns in Singapore as well as globally.
Some causes we currently support are:
- under-privileged schooling children
- terminally ill children
- elderly living alone without family support
If you wish to contribute in volunteering in our community outreach programs do not hesitate to sign up now!
Other than community projects, we are also actively contributing to formulating community policies. By engaging various government bodies, civil community like other NGOs, NPOs and Social Enterprises, we help to contribute towards sustainable solutions to address challenges in our community.
Training or Personal Development is central in JCI. Being able to create greater impact requires skills in public speaking, project management, fund raising, marketing and public relations, chairmanship, leadership and entrepreneurial thinking. JCI members commit to a lifetime of becoming better.
JCI has a wealth of training materials and accomplished trainers from all over the world to equip our members and leaders for greater impact.
JCI Official Courses include:
The JCI Achieve course uses discussions and analogies to help members understand one’s own values and the values and principles of JCI, the role of all members in establishing the Local Organization’s identity, the activities needed to fulfill JCI Mission and develop JCI members into active citizens who will create positive changes in the communities.
JCI Achieve is a half day course and should be taken by all new members who want to fully understand the principles, meaning, purpose and dynamics of a JCI Local Organization.
JCI Impact is a course aimed for JCI members who want to become active citizens and make long lasting positive changes in their communities. The course discusses the active citizenship concept, covers the analysis of community needs, the establishment of the real causes of problems and discusses the projects a Local Organization can conduct with other partners in order to create long lasting and definite positive changes in the community.
JCI Admin is the JCI Local Organization Management Course recommended for any member who wants to become member of the local board and a leader at any level in the Local Organization. The course covers the structure of the local board, management of the Local Organization affairs and the responsibility of the Local Organization in providing development opportunities that will empower JCI members to create positive change in and outside JCI.
JCI Admin should be taken by all members who want to fully understand the dynamics of the management, and administration of a JCI Local Organization.
The Social Responsibility Course is a half day course designed to create awareness in Active Citizens that individuals have responsibility to their community and the environment, it promotes the principles of United Nations Global Compact in the practice of business, encourages individuals to act responsibly in business and society and encourages the implementation of best Corporate Social Responsibility practices.
Social Responsibility is recommended for people who seek to understand their role as Active Citizens within the community and the environment as well understanding the commitment that individuals can make to ensure the sustainability of our planet, and prosperity of people in the community.
Networking is the JCI course on turning your personal contacts into lasting, trusted and productive connections and relationships. The course covers the principles and dynamics of networking, how to identify and use the opportunities when contacting people, the follow up actions needed after meeting the person to keep adding value to the connection and how to use the participation in JCI activities to build a reputation that will establish a network of connections for the future.
The Omoiyari Course is a two-hour course based on a Japanese concept of living in harmony with respect and mutual understanding that will inspire JCI members to become active citizens and work towards a balanced and trustworthy society.
Presenter, the JCI Effective Presentation Course is a full day course that focuses on the concepts of creating and delivering an effective presentation utilizing visual aids and strong delivery methods with a mind towards understanding the audience. Participants practice presentations during the entire course.
Presenter should be taken by all members who want to expand their presentation skills in order to make better project reports and intervene during chapter meetings
JCI achieves it's goals of impacting the community through a tripartite partnership with government, civil society and businesses. Entrepreneurs form a critical part of the partnership. JCI members engage the business community via seminars, workshops and networking.
Networking with corporates, SMEs, business owners are an integral part of our role to encourage more participation of businesses in social responsibility.
While interacting with successful business people, our young members get to learn from best practices, business and personal philosophies upfront and personal.
As a large proportion of JCI members globally are also entrepreneurs, we also believe that being a good entrepreneur helps to create more jobs in the economy, and by adopting the UN Global Compact principles, we provide fair employment to empower the workforce.