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JCI Structure & Growth Opportunities

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This presentation was given by JCI Lebanon Vice President for Recruitment & Outreach Mohammad Hijazi during the March 2017 recruitment event entitled "Youth Driving Empowerment" at the American University of Beirut.

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JCI Structure & Growth Opportunities

  1. 1. JCI Structure & Growth Opportunities Mohammad Hijazi 2017 National Vice President for Recruitment & Outreach Mission: To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
  2. 2. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Introductions • Name • Years in JCI • Current JCI position • One change to improve your Local Organization
  3. 3. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Membership Decisions Some administrative and urgent decisions can be made by a smaller group called: The Board of Directors
  4. 4. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi The Board of Directors The Board of Directors is the body elected by the members to represent and make some decisions on their behalf. Key word: Serve
  5. 5. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi The Board of Directors in JCI Does not rule or control. Does not make all the decisions. Does not have complete authority.
  6. 6. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Membership Rights Members always reserve the right to hold board members accountable for their decisions and actions.
  7. 7. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Board of Directors Role • Plan: Goals, strategies and responsibilities • Organize: Tasks, committees and resources • Lead: Communicate and motivate • Manage: Organizational activities
  8. 8. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi The Board or Directors Will Always Have These Positions: Vice President President Secretary Vice President Treasurer DirectorDirector Director DirectorDirector
  9. 9. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi The Local President • Makes urgent decisions on behalf of the Board. • Manages the Local Organization’s public relations. • Motivates members to take action in the community. • Must be held personally and legally responsible for: – Acting outside established authority. – Violating local and state laws.
  10. 10. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi The Local Officers • The Local Vice President encourages active citizenship in the Local Organization. • The Local Secretary oversees all administrative duties in the Local Organization. • The Local Treasurer manages all the finances in the Local Organization.
  11. 11. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi The Local Project Director Responsibility: Assigned project(s) Assignments: Duration of the project Bylaws and Parameter: Voting rights • Elected: Part of the Board of Directors • Appointed: Considered a JCI Officer
  12. 12. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi The Succession Plan Begins at the first of the year. Involves the successor for an easy transition. Ensures more candidates than positions.
  13. 13. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Opportunities The Local Organization must evaluate the opportunities available. Members can work on Project Committees.
  14. 14. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Taking Action • JCI provides development opportunities for members to become leaders who take action. • The skills, experience and knowledge acquired from JCI opportunities must be used to create positive impact!
  15. 15. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Leadership Ladder Your local structure should provide natural steps to grow in leadership.
  16. 16. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi JCI Levels and their Responsibilities
  17. 17. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi JCI Levels • Worldwide network • Action takes place in four levels – JCI → International level – National Organization → Country level – Local Organization → Community level – Member → Citizen level • Each level must have a clear understanding of the responsibilities and actions to achieve the purpose of JCI
  18. 18. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi International Level – Prestige or Pride Belonging to a worldwide organization give prestige to all other levels and pride to greater accomplishments. • Brings broad concepts and major causes • Promotes global solutions • Gives prestige to awards and recognitions • Unique aspect: Global challenges
  19. 19. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi International Level - Clear Purpose • Promote the mission, vision and principles • Inspire members to act for a common purpose • Support National Organisations to deliver JCI in their respective countries • Provides tools and resources to effective achieve the mission of the organisation • Create global partnerships for greater purpose
  20. 20. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi International Level – Structure • Executive Committee: – JCI President – Immediate Past President – General Legal Counsel, Treasurer – Executive Vice Presidents (Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Americas, Europe) • Board of Directors: – Executive Committee and 17 Vice Presidents • Appointees • JCI Staff at Headquarters
  21. 21. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi
  22. 22. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi International Level – Areas • National Organizations are grouped in four (4) Areas, according to geographical limits: a. Africa and the Middle East b. Asia and the Pacific c. The Americas d. Europe • Executive Vice President supervising and coordinating the activities of the Vice Presidents assigned to specific countries
  23. 23. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi National Level - Clear Purpose • Promote active citizenship amongst young people • Create and support Local Organisations • Coordinate efforts to create solutions • Publicise ideas, actions and results in the media • Engage partners to create greater impact • Showcase the country at an international level
  24. 24. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Local Level – Planning Determine community challenges and their causes and run projects and to address them • Identify and analyse community needs • Plan and implement activities or specific projects to eliminate the problem • Motivate and engage members to action • Unique aspect: All action is local
  25. 25. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Local Level - Clear Purpose • Deliver the purpose of JCI • Empower members to be exceptional leaders • Utilize tools and resources to effectively run activities and project • Engage community leaders and stakeholders in solving problems • Provide a platform for young active citizens to gain international recognition
  26. 26. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Individual Level – Project Direct involvement in the community enables individual members to receive the development opportunities and create positive change • Direct involvement with action. • Lead others by example. • Combine efforts and ideas with others. • Unique aspect: They are the only action!
  27. 27. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi • JCI Senatorship is granting life membership • Awarded to current or past members to honor their outstanding service to JCI • Age not a factor in awarding JCI Senatorship • JCI Senators have an obligation to support National and Local Organisation and start a new Local Organisation Individual Level – JCI Senate
  28. 28. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Strength of JCI JCI is only strong when National Organizations are strong. National Organizations are only strong when Local Organizations are strong. Local Organizations are only strong when they have members who are relevant to the community Not the other way around!
  29. 29. JCI Structure Mohammad Hijazi Tweet Me: @mhijazi Thank You!

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