Friday, January 30, 2015

JCI Winnipeg 2015 Program Launch

Networking, an important skill

Back in early December 2014, the Club entrepreneurship de l'Université de Saint-Boniface (CEUSB) organized a workshop, in French, for their members, helping them learn the importance of networking as young professionals and some techniques on how to be successful at it. Matt Allard, City Councillor for the Saint-Boniface Ward and past Executive Director at the Chambre decommerce francophone de Saint-Boniface, facilitated the workshop for the 30+ CEUSB members that joined us.

Networking workshop with CEUSB members. 

On Wednesday, January 28th 2015, we joined the CEUSB for a Speed Networking event at Le Garage Café. This served as practice for the CEUSB members who had taken the training and were looking to put what they learnt into practice. JCI Winnipeg took this opportunity to share their expertise on the topic of Networking.

Speed Networking session. 
2015 JCI Winnipeg activities

This event served as our first Month End Mixer of 2015. What a success it was.  We launched our 2015 programming. Have a look at what we have planned for 2015 and see if there are any projects you can get involved with. Get in touch with us to get involved. 

New member Neder Hedfi

We also welcomed a new member, Neder Hedfi, who brings enthusiasm, bilingualism and creativity to the membership. He also has some impactful projects in-mind; a welcomed addition to JCI Winnipeg.

Here’s what he has to say about getting involved:

JCI is a global network of young people aged between 18 and 40 whose focus is to empower young people to make a positive change in their society. Whether this is through self-development, community projects, management and team leader opportunities or simply networking locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. It's often referred to as one of the world’s best kept secrets (and not only by its members), and with 200,000 members globally, that's no small feat. Being young and ambitious, I was keen to find an outlet for my energy and enthusiasm outside of school, that’s why I joined JCI.

JCI is a volunteer-led, NGO run by its members, for its members. Split into local chambers, each deliver their own set of projects, programs, training sessions, networking events, business seminars and social events; all meeting quite routinely at regional, national and global events. In JCI I saw the potential to prove myself outside of the traditional, to gain new professional skills and develop my sense of leadership and to help set the projects through involvement and my ability to meet goals and challenges.

I am looking forward to start working on future projects with JCI Winnipeg and to achieve success and so honored to be a part of a worldwide network and being part of great team of young successful Winnipeggers.


JCI Winnipeg President Natasha Fisher welcomes Neder Hedfi as new member.