Events Diary

Mar 2019

02nd March 2019 Sheffield Central Fire Station Event type: National Event

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This event is kindly sponsored by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Are you keen to reduce the stigma of mental health?
Would you like advice for supporting those with mental health problems?
Do you want to step up your mental health awareness?

This year, JCI (Junior Chamber International) UK is prioritising mental wellbeing, with particular focus on young professionals. That’s why we’re extremely proud to host Mindful Matters: Step Up Your Mental Health Awareness. As well as offering valuable insights, this conference aims to help break down negative stereotypes and stigmas that are still – unfortunately – attached to mental health.

Your conference ticket includes:

  • Talks about mental health awareness
  • A panel discussion with industry professionals
  • Examples of projects aimed at improving mental wellbeing
  • Opportunity to meet and network with people from a variety of sectors
  • Lunch from The Real Junk Food Project

Why We’re Focusing on Mental Health

Current research suggests that 1 in 4 Britons will experience some form of mental health challenge each year. By 2030, the NHS Confederation estimates that there will be approximately 2 million more adults in the UK with mental health problems than there were in 2013.

Speakers include:

  • Margaret Kilner, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Sheffield
  • Emma Kerrywood, Head of Residential Lettings and Property Management at Dacres Commercial & JCI UK 2013 National President
  • Marcin Badura, Legal Counsel at TAL Tax Audit Law & JCI Vice President for Europe
  • Mark Smith, CEO of Make Your Mark UK & JCI UK 2019 National President

The Real Junk Food Project

Lunch will be catered by The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield, an award-winning, non-profit social enterprise that saves food from being needlessly wasted.

Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Let’s Get Social

In JCI style, we’ll continue discussions over an informal meal at Mama’s & Leonie’s. If you’d like to join us (we always love meeting new people!), please book onto the event here. There’s a small deposit, which will be reimbursed after you attend the meal.


Sheffield Central Fire Station is only a 10 min walk from Sheffield Train Station and is nearby several car parks.

Our Community Focus

Throughout 2019, our national community campaigns are focused on Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. If you’d like to learn more about our initiatives – or JCI in general – please contact our Community Action Director, Hannah Woodcock.


What’s the dress code?
Smart casual is fine – as long as you feel comfortable.

What time should I arrive?
The first talk starts at 10am. Please arrive between 9:00-9:45am to register (and grab a tea/coffee).

02nd March 2019 Mama’s and Leonie’s Event type: Social

Join JCI UK for a chat over ciabatta (and pizza, pasta and garlic bread) at Mama’s and Leonie’s!

After our Mindful Matters: Step Up Your Mental Health Awareness conference, we’ll be continuing discussions about mental wellbeing in one of Sheffield’s favourite restaurants. As we’re a network of young professionals, we thought we’d focus on the work/life balance. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer or work within a team, all of us will encounter stressful situations at some point in our career.

This will be an informal, relaxed chat; you can discuss as much or as little info as you like. At the end of the meal, we’ll hopefully have a few ideas to support our national community campaigns.

Non-members are more than welcome – as well as learning more about JCI, you’ll get to meet and network with people from a variety of sectors.

Here’s the menu to tantalise your taste buds. You can order your meal on the evening (so no need for dessert envy). Gluten and vegan options are available.


Please note that we can only refund your deposit if you attend the event.

About the Restaurant

Mama’s and Leonie’s opened in 1968 as the region’s first pizzeria. Today, it’s a beloved family restaurant that offers good food and friendly service. They pride themselves on having purveyed more pizzas than any other restaurant in Sheffield; if you were to place every pizza created at Mama’s and Leonie’s on top of each other, you’d be looking at a delicious construction higher than the famous leaning tower with (almost) the same name!

The venue is only a 10 min walk from Sheffield Train Station and nearby several car parks.

09th March 2019 Birmingham BPP Event type: National


What is Facilitator?

JCI Facilitator is a two-day course that creates a unique learning experience where participants engage and influence their own learning through the exploration of progressive facilitation models. This journey begins with an interactive demonstration of core techniques required to facilitate learning in a variety of contexts. Participants will then explore best practices for effective facilitation through group exercises, and conclude with the opportunity to practice their own version of facilitation using “The Journey” presentation.

The skills and knowledge learned on this course will help delegates in their work lives, particularly those with an interest in delivering training, both within and outside of JCI.

This course was developed in recognition of helping to ensure high quality trainers in JCI & modern techniques.

Those who have graduated from “JCI UK Training Academy”  in 2016 or 2017 will receive a £50 discount for this course. 

Due to latest changes from JCI Global Policy, trainers without the Facilitator qualification will continue to deliver official JCI courses (such as JCI Impact). Although not mandatory, this course is a great opportunity to develop new skills, improve your public speaking and training skills.


Head Trainer: Keira Keogh – 2019 National President for JCI Ireland and former appointee to the JCI Skills Development Committee. Keira has delivered training in numerous countries and in her professional life as a behavioural consultant, specialising in home programs for children with autism focusing on communication, interaction, academics, self-management and behavioural support.

Trainer: Derek Reilly – 2019 Immediate Past President for JCI Dublin, former National President of JCI Ireland (2014) and Conference Organising Director for JCI European Conference (Dublin) 2020. Derek has also provided in-depth training in several countries and in his professional life as a Senior Account Executive for

23rd March 2019 Event type: Training

JCI UK’s Communications and Marketing team are going on tour!

On 23rd March 2019, we’ll be coming to Nottingham for a day full of interactive marketing training, including everything from the basics of design to AdWords and Paid Social.

During the morning, we will be running an open training session where all are welcome. We will show you versatile skills that can be forward into your JCI role and your day job! We’ll be giving you the tools you need to run a successful marketing campaign, and making sure that your message gets out to the world.

After lunch, we’ll be taking council teams through a more in-depth look at their marketing requirements for the next few months. Non-council members are more than welcome to stay to get some more practical insights into putting together a Marketing Plan, but please be aware that the focus will be on Local Chamber needs.

Tickets for this events are free, and all council teams are encouraged to attend. In order to give us a rough idea of numbers, please book your free ticket by 22nd March 2019.

If you’d like us to cover anything in particular in the training, just let our Communications and Marketing Director, Ruthie Pinion, know at



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