Want to start a business but not sure where to start?Want to increase your knowledge of how businesses operate?Got an idea for a side hustle but you don’t know how to get going with it?The JCI UK business academy is here to help! Delivered over two days, at this academy, you will learn practical skills on how your idea can go from the drawing board to getting your first customer. Saturday will focus on business tools and ideas that will support you in either launching your own business or adding value in your job by expanding your skill set. Sunday will focus on getting your business up and running with help getting the basics sorted including a website, payment methods, social media accounts, podcasts, account tools and customer relationship management systems, as well as other really useful tools.
What will JCI Look Like in 2025?
JCI UK is in the process of creating its strategy for the next five years. To do this, we need the input of you, our members! We are a member lead organisation and that means making sure we’re heading in the direction you want us too.
This strategy day is the next step in the process. We’ve held our first Strategy Day in March 2019, which fed into the big membership survey we’ll have completed when this day second strategy day comes around.
During the day we’ll be feeding back on the direction we are looking at taking based on the information that we have gathered from these previous activities. During the day, we’ll be delving deeper into some of the conclusions we’ve come to based on these activities to make sure we’re heading in the right direction.
JCI Southampton is hosting this year’s JCI UK AGM in Winchester, Hampshire, The AGM brings together members from the National Council to make decisions on the direction of the national organisation. The JCI UK National Council is comprised of the National Board team and Local Chamber representatives (Local Presidents or their nominated proxies). National Council meets three times per year to discuss and vote on important issues regarding the running and future strategy of JCI UK.
All JCI UK members are welcome to attend and observe the National Council and AGM, hosted by JCI Southampton, but will not have speaking rights.
The AGM meeting will take place in the Walton Suite at Winchester Guildhall, SO23 9GH
- 09:00 – Doors open
- 10:00 – Meeting Starts
- 13:30 – Lunch
- 16:00 – Close of day
There is a £6 cost for attendees to cover lunch.
Please note the dress code for this element of the weekend is Business Dress.
There will also be a planning session for Presidents and Deputies on the Sunday between 10am and 1pm. This will be taking place in the Eversley Room.
JCI Southampton will be hosting a social on the Saturday evening – details to be confirmed in due course.
Transportation and Hotels
Below are some recommendations for hotels close by:
Winchester Royal Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Holiday Inn Winchester
Days inn Winchester M3
Winchester is approximately a 20 minute train ride to Southampton with trains run 2-4 times an hour.
This year the highly regarded LEAP academy will run from the evening of Friday 20th September to the afternoon of Sunday 22nd September 2019.
Now in its eighth year, the programme will give the opportunity for aspiring leaders to become better leaders, through the high quality training delivered, and the chance to reflect on how personality styles impact on so much of what we do, and how we interact with others.
Personal development is one of the core areas of opportunity offered within JCI and we believe in developing the leadership skills of our members, so they have the confidence and authority to make a real difference in their business, their community and their personal life.
Whether you are employed, run your own business, currently taking on or thinking of taking on a role on your JCI Council Team, this will be the course for you.
- Understanding yourself and others
- Motivation and leadership of a team
- Tips and tools for effective leaders
- Leadership opportunities and challenges in JCI
This residential programme starts on Friday evening from 6pm for an introduction to the programme and an informal social evening. The programme will finish at approximately 3pm on Sunday.
Accomodation is included in the price, as are 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts.
If you have any queries, please contact the Growth & Developement Director via email email@example.com, you can also read blogs on the JCI UK website of the experiences of past delegates.
The 3 day conference will feature keynote speakers, training sessions and networking opportunities. There will also be the 3 National speaking competitions; Extempore, Debating, and Public Speaking.
The highlight of the weekend will be the black tie gala dinner and awards ceremony on the Saturday night. This is an opportunity to celebrate the successes of 2019 as National President, Mark Smith, presents the National Awards.
The conference’s theme, ‘Breaking Barriers,’ is based on the idea that all attendees will gain at least one experience or skill that their future self will thank them for.
Early bird tickets are just £150, or alternatively you can pay in three £50 installments