Junior Chamber International (JCI) Cork plays an active role in the local community from volunteering, training, fundraising and social events and has gone from strength to strength in the last two years with many new members. Now is a good time to join JCI as it offers many online opportunities in the areas of personal development and business.
This youth organisation has benefited many people in Cork and beyond during the Covid Crisis by keeping spirits uplifted with online training seminars and social events. Furthermore, JCI may benefit anybody who finds themselves currently unemployed as we have many opportunities for upskilling in the key areas of personal development and social media.
JCI Cork has hosted many interesting training seminars, such as a ‘Lunch and Learn’ session in collaboration with Republic of work where Fatou Barry gave the audience some practical tips on how to find the job you love and the benefits of volunteering.
Ms. Barry also gave us an informative workshop on ‘How to optimise your Job Search using Linkedin’ a few months ago and was attended by many professionals both inside and outside JCI.
‘Become an Inspirational Leader’, a leadership training day was held in April where several speakers including the Local President of JCI Cork, Melanie Morrissey gave an inspiring seminar on ‘Linkedin Branding and Positioning Yourself’. Participants received a certificate of completion.
In February, we had ‘JCI Achieve and JCI Impact Training’ at University College Cork. We also had a fantastic goal setting workshop with Dana Fülles at the Workbench, Bank of Ireland, Cork which was attended by many members. A social event was organised afterwards.
JCI Cork also recently announced our Ten Outstanding Young Persons including Jamie Murray for his advocacy at the Cope Foundation. He says: ‘It’s good to help people through advocacy because everyone has the right to have their voice heard and to be treated with respect.’ Other recipients include Stephen Teap, Rena Buckley, and Sinéad Kane, amongst others.
In the coming weeks, we will also have our ‘Business Success Series’ which will include Marketing, Podcasting, Finances, Networking and Project Management.
JCI Ireland has come together to create an 8-part series to provide business owners, employees, and professionals with the tools they need to boost their business in this ‘new normal’.
The Business Success Series is about setting yourself up for success in business, as an employee or business owner, by availing of this series of 8 stimulating seminars, running over the month of July aimed at enhancing your potential.
Dana Fülles Coaching will be hosting the first event entitled ‘Developing and Going for your Career Vision’ on Wednesday, 1st of July, from 7- 8:00 pm.
Make sure you book your ticket for this inspiring event, free for JCI members and only €5 for non-members when you book on Eventbrite.
I am a proud member of JCI Cork, and I am excited to host an online zoom webinar on ‘Creative Writing’ in August, which will introduce members and non-members to the benefits of writing, creating a writing space and tools for success.
We are a welcoming youth organisation who like to give back to others and the community, and we are always accepting new members. Throughout the year, we organise social events and networking opportunities. JCI Ireland runs ‘The Friendly Business Awards’(FBAs) which recognises and applauds businesses that go above & beyond in a range of areas from Digital Experience, to Disability Access & of course customer service. There has been a significant growth in entries in the last two years.
Our next online event will be held on the 4th of July when Stevie G, DJ with Redfm and Youth Coordinator at Cork Migrant Centre and Phumla Ajayi of Dell Technologies will host this webinar on Leadership from 1.30 – 3.30 pm, for more details follow JCI Cork on their social media channels.
Written by Maria O' Donovan JCI Cork Member