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  • AIESEC Tunisia New Member Booklet AIESEC Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential 1AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • Table of ContentsPreface…………....................................................................................................................... 31. AIESEC – Introduction ...................................................................................................... 42. History of AIESEC ................................................................................................................. 53. The AIESEC Experience .................................................................................................. 64. The AIESEC Way ..............................................................................................................105. AIESEC Exchange ............................................................................................................116. AIESEC Conferences .................................................................................................... 127. AIESEC Culture and Traditions...............................................................................138. AIESEC Structure.............................................................................................................. 149. AIESEC Global Network ..............................................................................................1610. General Local Committee Structure ...................................................................17AppendicesI. AIESEC Tunisia - Local Committees .................................................................18II. AIESEC Tunisia Internet Resources .....................................................................19III. AIESEC Acronyms ............................................................................................................... 20 2AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • PrefaceDear Students,Or shall I say, dear AIESECers ?If you are reading these lines, it means that you already took your first step in AIESEC, thelargest student-run organization in Tunisia and in the world. An organization in which welearn how to manage a team, a project, speak in public, how to debate, etc.The main goal of AIESEC is to have a positive impact on society, but the most effectivepositive impact that AIESEC will make, will be on you. But there is no magic formula to obtainthis result, the more you invest in AIESEC, the more you get from it. Dont miss the chance ofbeing part of the largest student network in the world. No matter the position that i holdtoday, I started my AIESEC career as a new member, just like you, and its because i seizedevery single opportunity that this organization offered me, that I am writing you these lines.In this booklet, youll find all the basics that an AIESECer should know. History, definitions,structures ...Share your time efficiently between your studies and your AIESEC activities, this is the key ofsuccess.The National Board is proud to have you as a member and is looking forward to meet all ofyou during the Get Ready 2011. Enjoy your AIESEC eXPerience till then.May this booklet serve you as a compass threw your first steps in the large galax y of AIESEC. The national Board President 3AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 1. AIESEC – IntroductionWelcome to AIESEC!AIESEC is the worlds largest student run organization a global, non-political, independent,not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of highereducation who are interested in world issues, leadership and management. It is theinternational platform for young people to discover and develop their potential so as tohave a positive impact on society. AIESEC is present in over 110 countries and territories, providing over 20,000 leadership positions and delivering over 470 conferences to our over 50,000 members in over 2,100 universities throughout the world. AIESEC also runs an exchange program that affords over 16,000 students and recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in another country. With over 60 years of experience and 945,000 alumni, AIESEC’s global network is continuouslyexpanding.We attract and cultivate young people with global mindsets while giving organizations anincredible opportunity to interact and access young people from all corners of the globe.We partner with a wide variety of organizations, from multinational to small business, non-profit to government and even the UN."The United Nations has long recognized that the imagination,ideals and energies of young men and women are vital for thecontinuing development of the societies in which they live. And sinceits inception in 1948, AIESEC has contributed to this developmentby serving as an agent of positive change through education andcultural exchange. In understanding of cultural, socio-economic andbusiness management issues.“ Kofi Annan Former United Nations Secretary General 4AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 2. History of AIESECWhat began in 1948 as an organization to help develop "friendly relations" betweenmember countries is now a global association with activities in over 100 different countriesand territories. The founding members of AIESEC started to build the organization between 1946 - 1948, but a clear identity was defined in 1948 and later in 1949 at the Stockholm Congress. 89 students participated in the Exchange Program in 1949 and Exchange was defined as the core activity of the organization. In the coming yearsmore and more countries joined the network and AIESEC became global in a very shortperiod by being present on all the continents.The number of students and organizations involved in the exchange program grew rapidlyand constantly, reaching 2467 exchanges by the end of 1960 and 4232 by the end of1970.Seminars were first introduced as part of traineesreception experiences, in a proposal from AIESEC inGermany in 1961. It was well received by other countries,and a general set of seminar topics to be addressed wasproposed and accepted. They were mainly economic innature, and for the first time AIESEC was addressingspecific issues in its activities-stated clearly in a non-political way.At the 1974 International Congress in Bordeaux, an important motion was passed: theminimum length of an Exchange traineeship had to be 6 weeks. This measure improved thequality of our Exchanges. In 1976 an International Theme Program was established that focused all international, regional, and local seminars on specific topics. This idea continued and grew through various stages. After this the focus of the organization was on addressing global themes besides the traditional Exchange Program. Themes like International Trade, Management Education, Sustainable development, Entrepreneurship and Corporate 5AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • Responsibility were discussed at local, national and global seminars. In the late 90s the discussion about the relevance of the organization brought the Exchange Program on the main agenda and more and more effort was put in ensuring growth in this area.Information systems were developed to make the process faster and easier.Insight I was launched in 1997 and Insight II in 2001. As the focus of theorganization was the eXchange program again, the number of exchangesstarted to grow.Looking for more relevance, nowadays AIESEC is the international platformfor young people to discover and develop their potential. Our innovativeapproach to developing young people focuses on taking a proactive role,developing self-awareness and a personal vision, building networks, anddeveloping capacity to drive change. We do this through an internationalplatform of opportunities that provide leadership opportunities, work abroadopportunities, conferences, and virtual tools to build networks. 6AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 3. The AIESEC ExperienceAIESEC enables young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. Webelieve that by completing the whole AIESEC Experience, young people will be prepared tobecome the leaders of tomorrow referred to as change agents that create a positiveimpact in society.Our international platform provides our members with numerous opportunities - physical andvirtual – to create their own AIESEC experience. The unique combination of AIESECExperience and the opportunities that our network can provide is the way we inspir e youngpeople who are passionate to exert their positive impact in society - that is the AIESECdifference.Note: The programs in the AIESEC Experience can be taken in any order, according to amember’s choice and the opportunities offered by the entity. 7AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • The AIESEC Experience consists of three phases: 1. Engagement:In this phase, young people are introduced to the world of AIESEC through differentengagement channels. They will learn about the WHY , HOW and WHAT of AIESEC and it willempower them to pick the path to kick start their AIESEC Experience. 2. Experiential Leadership Development:The main programmes of the organization are delivered here. This is the leadershipdevelopment centre where the members can learn and gain everything from the globalleadership network of AIESEC. A. Team Member Program It is one of the most crucial ways in which you can start your path towards leadership development. In this phase you will be introduced to a practical team experience, gain access to a global network and engage in practical hard skills development. B. Team Leader Program This experience will culminate in your personal and professional development through the concept of team building and management. You get to experience leading other members and guiding them in their work, thus becoming a crucial part of their development. C. Global Internship Program This program offers internships that contribute to the professional development of a member and assist them to specialize in a certain field of work. They are normally long term in nature and involve working on diverse business projects and organizations. D. Global Community Development Program International internships are the most intense learning experience we offer and links together our global network. This program encompasses cross-cultural positive impact through working abroad for social and community development projects that lead to self development and skill enhancement for the member undertaking the program. 3. Life-long Connection:Now that you’ve had a chance to experience all that AIESEC has to offer, it is time to lookback at your experience and reflect on the experiences you have had, and all that youhave learnt about yourself. Think about what you have discovered about yourself, andabout how you want to use this experience in the future to create a positive impact.A life long connection will ensure positive change throughout an AIESEC member’s life. In thisway, AIESEC presents each of its alumni a platform for continuous growth, enabling them tomake a constant positive impact on society. 8AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • Key PrinciplesThis flow and the opportunities within it are reinforced by 5 key principles, which are reflectedin all parts of the process.Taking an Active RoleAIESEC will provide the opportunities and some support, but it is ultimately up to theindividual to make the most of those opportunities. Each individual must take responsibility forhis/her experience within AIESEC and the organization.Developing Self-Awareness and Personal VisionWe think young people need more support to answer fundamental questions such as “Whatis important to me?” and other life questions. AIESEC supports young people in clarifying andexpanding their ambitions through mentorship, personal vision exercises, an inspiringenvironments.Increasing CapacityThrough conferences, work abroad opportunities, and the management of our offices, weprovide young people with the opportunity to increase theoretical knowledge in a wide-range of functional skills.Building a NetworkThrough conferences, learning networks, innovative on-line platforms, and a growing alumninetwork, AIESEC provides young people with the opportunity to create a strong and globalnetwork to support them in their personal and professional pursuits.Challenging WorldviewThrough intense experiences such as conferences, working abroad, and engaging in diverseenvironments, AIESEC “shakes up” the way young people see the world. 9AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 4. The AIESEC Way 10AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 5. AIESEC ExchangeInternshipsEach year, we provide over 16,000 members thechallenging opportunity to live and work in a foreigncountry in the areas of management, technology,education, and development. The internship couldbe located in any one of 110 countries or territoriesand the duration can be between 2 and 18 months.Management (MT) - Internships related to administration, finance, accounting, marketing, project managementand human resources.Technical (TT) - Internships related to management and development in web, software, networks, anddatabases in addition to a limited amount of engineering opportunities.Education (ET) - Internships related to promotion, curriculum development, teaching and counseling in theeducation sector.Development (DT) - Internships usually with NGOs. The internships usually relate to a wide variety of issues incommunity development and social responsibility.Special exchange program: Salaam ProgramOn September 11th 2003, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State Bureau ofEducational and Cultural Affairs, AIESEC launched the Salaam Program, which aims toincrease exchanges between the U.S. and Arab World like Tunisia. The program has been agreat success and has currently realized over 120 internships. All trainees, with their localAIESEC chapters, participate in ongoing cultural activities and community volunteerprograms to continue creating awareness and understanding of these different culturesInternal Exchange: CEEDThe Cultural Envoy for Exchange Development (CEED) is an opportunity for an AIESECmember from one Local Committee to spend time working at another Local Committee orMember Committee. The AIESECer usually travels internationally to get the opti mumexperience. CEEDs are a great way for members from other parts of the world to shareknowledge and resources. The foreign LC can usually offer housing/and or food to theAIESECer, but the main incentive is of course the amazing experience of living in anothercountry, and working for AIESEC. They can be short-term, and many are offered in the summer.There are also usually CEEDs in developing countries, which can be a great way to help astruggling, or under-funded LC. 11AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 6. AIESEC Conferences AIESEC conferences are opportunities for our membership to commit to the power of what we stand for, and to experience the strength of our network come together to create an intense learning experience. Each year, we organize and deliver over 470 national and international conferences. 
At an organizational level, the conference is an opportunity to train members, develop strategy, discuss topics and issues that theOrganization is taking up, and engage with our stakeholders. At an individual level, our membershave the opportunity to receive training, build your personal network, demonstrate leadership,and have loads of fun.Introduction Seminar – Get ReadyA 3 day conference for new members to receive in-depth functional training, learn about opportunitiesAIESEC has to offer, experience our operations, meetother AIESECers and plan their individualdevelopment while in AIESEC based on the activitiesand opportunities presented.National Conferences – Start Up , Nat’Co , NES , Tu’LDSA 2-4 day conference bringing together all members in a country to form a common direction,plan and discuss matters relevant to the country as well as receive training that will enable amember to turn strategy into action based on the initiatives or approaches decided.International Regional conferences – MENA,WENA , Iberoamerica, LDS, XPROA 5-7 day conference when members tackle issues and matters relevant to the different regions ofthe world. During this conference, a member can contribute to bringing down global initiatives toa regional level and to get further insights on how to practice them at a country level.International Congress – IC , IPMA 7-12 day conference for leaders at the local or national level for leadership development,strategy building and sharing. Defining international direction, building networks of cooperation,bringing growth, and ensuring performance in the organization are usually major themes . 12AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 7. AIESEC Culture and TraditionsConference CultureRoll Calls Sugar CubesAt every conference you attend, you must prepare At every conference you go to there will be anand perform a Roll Call with the group you came with. envelope for each person at the conference on theThis group might be your Local Committee, the wall. You can use these envelopes to leaveOrganizing Committee, or even the team you are on messages for someone who really helped you at thein your LC. This Roll Call will be a dance or conference or someone you just had a good timeperformance usually accompanied by music. This is with. People usually leave small white square-shapedboth fun for the people at the conference and lets paper notes that resemble the shape of a sugarthe conference know that your LC is there! cube; resulting in the name!A Team Dinner GamesAt most conferences, you will see an A Team At Conference Dinners you will certainly hear theattempting to get everyone excited after a long night classic “Boom Chicka Boom”. Be ready to get up andof partying. These people will be loud, active, and a yell with your LC. You will also hear songs, tablelittle annoying to try to get you to participate. When banging, and dinner chants. These will get you in theyou hear the call “A-team”, you will know what is mood for after dinner fun and let you be loud withcoming. your LC or Table!International CultureDances SkollingThere are special songs that AIESECers over the years A game of challenge and skill developed byhave chosen to make into AIESEC Dances. Anywhere AIESECers many years ago has become anyou go in the world, an AIESECer will know the dance international AIESEC standard of competition. Theand be able to do it with you. At conferences and game involves two teams of four representing twoother events you can see large groups doing the Local Committees. In turn, the four team members mustdances together. Some songs that have been drink a full glass of water, without spilling, as fast aschosen include: Tunak Tunak Tun, Dragostea Din Tei, possible. When the first person finishes they tap theOjos Asi, Freed From Desire, and many others! next teammate on the head and they may begin. The first team to finish all four glasses of water first is the winner.“Punishments “ Global VillageSomething you will see wherever you go with AIESEC is It has become the duty of each conference and/orpunishments for late people and wrong answers. Local Committee to put on a Global Village for theSome AIESECers spend hours late at night thinking of people in attendance. Global Villages can involveclever ways to punish people who are not on time. performances, booths, games, and food; but the mainThese are usually very fun and quite embarrassing. goal is always to spread as much culture andThe idea is positively stimulating everyone to have a knowledge as possible. You will see many of these ingood time, and be on time! your AIESEC time and hopefully you get to be a part of one! 13AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 8. AIESEC StructureAIESEC on a global level is only a 4-layerorganization . Looking at AIESEC from a strategicand direction setting angle, the structure looks likethis: (If you turn it around you have the structure froman activity angle)AIESEC International (AI)
Based in Rotterdam, Holland, AIESEC International coordinates the work of AIESEC all overthe world; this is also where global directions and exchange strategies are formulated. AIconsists of the President of AIESEC International (PAI), and a few Vice-Presidents responsiblefor specific areas. Every year, AI and more than 80 member committees gather in theInternational Conference, discuss on a number of initiatives that are to be carried outglobally.
Each year Al holds the Global Plenary (GP) in which they and the MCPs decideon the direction for AIESEC in the following year.The role of AI: - Support MC’s to implement the programs and track the achievements of targets at global level. - Managing the process of inventing and piloting new programs. - Ensure constant communication of global direction towards 2015.Member Committee (MC)
Every member country has a national executive board called the Member Committee. Theyare responsible for coordinating the work of the Local Committees and call for nationalactions.Role of MC’s: - Support LC’s to implement the programs and track the achievements of targets at national level. - Maintaining the balance of the current programs and introducing new ones. - Ensure constant communication of global and national direction towards 2015. 14AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • Local Committee (LC)Local Committees are established in universities and higher schools all over the world. InAIESEC, we think globally and act locally, so the LCs are like the operation units whichexecute AIESEC XP. They provide various learning opportunities through team experiences,leadership opportunities, and exchange.Role of LC’s: - Implement and execute the programs which AIESEC runs. - Track and report the achievements of targets at a local level. - Evolve and adapt operations as required. - Support the MC’s in implementing a long-term plan.Global structure: AIESEC International AI Puerto Member Committee Tunisia Sri Lanka Rico Local Committee Bardo ..... University Colombo 15AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 9. AIESEC Global Network 16AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • 10. General Local Committee StructureGenerally, most AIESEC chapters have three basic functioning teams for operation. Below isa basic outline of how most Local Committees in the world are structured and what eachteam does. However, each Local Committee will have its own structure based on what itneeds as an autonomous unit, and how the University around it operates, so the followingstructure might not apply to every LC. Executive Board The Executive Board (EB) is a combination of the LC President and the Vice Presidents of the teams. This Board works to develop and provide structure for the LC. They preside over the functional teams and can work with a Board of Advisors to make an LC plan. InComing eXchange Talent Management OutGoing eXchange The ICX team works to bring The TM team is the Heart and the An OGX team works to send trainees from all over the world to Backbone of an LC. They are students from the University and the Local Committee. They find responsible for recruiting new Local Committee abroad. Thislocal internships with organizations, members, keeping these members team must find Exchange so that trainees from around the motivated, and creating LC Participants to go abroad. Once world can come work and have a bonding opportunities. They must they find the right people they mustcultural experience. They also work also create an LC structure, work with other Local committee’s inwith other LCs to fill these positions. educate new members, and another country to Once they find trainees they are provide Human Resources for the find them the right internship to find responsible for taking care of the members. them the right job in another people they bring in! country and make sure the person is happy! Finance Most LCs will have a small team which takes care of the LCs money. They do budgeting, manage the cash flow of the LC and make sure money is invested appropriately.Other TeamsExternal Relations Or Business Development.– Your LC might have an ER team which isresponsible for marketing, website, university relations, and alumni relations of an LC.Information Management & Communication – Some LCs will have an IM team which runs theLC website and manages the records and files of the LC. 17AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • Appendix I - AIESEC Tunisia - Local Committees  AIESEC Bardo ( ISG & ESSEC Tunis ) since 1984  AIESEC Carthage ( IHEC Carthage ) since 1962  AIESEC Hadrumet ( IHEC Sousse ) since 2009  AIESEC Medine ( ESC Manouba ) Since 1989  AIESEC Nabel ( FSEG Nabel ) Since 2005  AIESEC Sfax ( ISAAS Sfax ) Since 1987  AIESEC Thyna ( ESC Sfax ) Since 1997  AIESEC University ( FSEG Tunis ) Since 1987 18AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • Appendix II - AIESEC Internet ResourcesWebsites and Information Systems  AIESEC Global (www.aiesec.org)This website contains general information about AIESEC for students, partners, and alumni. Italso has information about AIESEC’s history and the AIESEC way.  My AIESEC (www.myaiesec.net)Here you can join groups, network, blog and find out AIESEC news from chapters all over theworld. The wiki compiles resources posted by all chapters for their own purposes, as well as tohelp other chapters. There are communities at all levels of the organization.Social Websites  AIESEC Tunisia Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/AIESEC_Tunisia)  AIESEC Tunisia Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.Tunisia)AIESEC Bardo FB : (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.Bardo.Tunisia)AIESEC Carthage FB : (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.Carthage.Tunisia)AISEC Hadrumet FB : (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.HADRUMET.TUNISIA)AIESEC Medina FB : (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.Medina.Tunisia)AIESEC Nabel FB : (http://www.facebook.com/aiesec.Nabel.tunisia)AIESEC Sfax FB: (http://www.facebook.com/pages/AIESEC-sfax/43428904666)AIESEC Thyna FB (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.THYNA.TUNISIA)AIESEC University FB : (http://www.facebook.com/lc.university)E-mails Contacts :AIESEC Bardo : aiesec.bo@gmail.comAIESEC Carthage aiesec.carthage@gmail.comAISEC Hadrumet aiesec.hadrumet09@gmail.comAIESEC Medina medina.aiesec@gmail.comAIESEC Nabel aiesec.nabel@gmail.comAIESEC Sfax aiesec.sfax@gmail.comAIESEC Thyna lc.thyna@gmail.comAIESEC University aiesec.university@gmail.com 19AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet
  • Appendix III - AIESEC Acronyms AIESEC Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et CommercialesInternational Local@ - AIESEC LC - Local CommitteeAI - AIESEC International LCP - Local Committee PresidentPAI - President of AIESEC International CI - Common InductionOGX - Outgoing Exchange ER - External RelationsICX - Incoming Exchange BOA - Board of AdvisorsTM - Talent Management EB - Executive BoardPBOX - Project Based on ExchangeLCD – Local Committee DevelopmentVP - Vice PresidentGN - Growth Network ConferencesAfrica – Africa IC - International CongressAP - Asia Pacific LDS - Leadership Development SeminarCEE – Central and Eastern Europe LMS - Local Motivation SeminarIberoamerica – Latin America, Spain, and the US Nat’Co –National ConferenceMENA – Middle East & North Africa Tu’LDS –Tunisian Leadership Development SeminarWENA – Western Europe & North America NPM - National President Meeting NES National Evaluation SeminarNational Exchange RelatedMC - Member Committee X - ExchangeMCP - Member Committee President EP - Exchange ParticipantBOD - Board of Directors TN – Trainee NomineeNSB – National Support Body CEED - Cultural Envoy for Exchange DevelopmentNST – National Support Team NGO - Non Governmental OrganizationBD - Business Development DT - Development Traineeship ET - Education Traineeship MT - Management Traineeship TT - Technical Traineeship 20AIESEC in Tunisia 1112 | New member Booklet