About jciliverpool

JCI Liverpool is part of Junior Chamber International (JCI), a global network of young professionals, present in more than 100 countries with almost 200,000 members across the world. JCI UK is one of 60 recipients of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012, which is the highest standard of recognition given to volunteer groups across the UK. JCI offers you an opportunity to further your personal development while making a real difference in your community. You could get involved in projects, organise events and be an active member of JCI Liverpool. JCI’s mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. We offer opportunities in Networking and Social activities, Training and Personal Development, Community and Charity Projects and International Work. For example, on 26 June 2013, JCI Liverpool hosted a fringe event as part of ACCELERATE 2013, Britain’s first annual festival dedicated to high-growth businesses. The event featured some of Liverpool’s high profile speaker, including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Gary Millar. We will also be involved in organising initiatives for the International Festival for Business 2014. We hope to see you soon at one of our events soon. JCI LIVERPOOL Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (Company No. 08033534) with its registered office at c/o Hill Dickinson, 1 St. Paul Square, Liverpool, L3 9SJ. (FAO Kai Graf von Pahlen)

Seasons Greetings from JCI Liverpool

We wish you all the best for the festive season and good luck for 2014.

Please also have a look at our Christmas video, created by the Southport Reporter.

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Celebration, and social drinks – 10 December, 6pm

When:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

Where:
Hill Dickinson LLP
Old Hall Street
L3 Liverpool
United Kingdom

Event Details:

We got much to celebrate, and we hope you will join us on 10 December, 6pm,

Kai Graf von Pahlen (picture below), who founded the Chamber in November 2011, will step down as President, in order to allow other JCI members to experience the challenges (and fun) involved in running a Chamber. Kartik Rajput (picture below) taking over the running of the Chamber as President, and he already has great plans for the Chamber in 2014, to include setting up a twinning arrangment between JCI Liverpool and JCI Edinburgh. The end of Kai’s presidency will coincide with him relocating to Birmingham (in January or February 2014).

Also, at the event, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Gary Millar (picture below), will receive an honourary membership for his support to JCI Liverpool during 2013, and Gudrun Stolzenburg will receive JCI Liverpool’s award for active membership for 2013.

After the awards (and some champagne), we’ll go to the Exchange Bar for some celebration drinks. 

Register for this event now at :
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebration-and-social-drinks-10-december-6pm-tickets-9449607029?aff=rss

Two more speakers at JCI event on 26 November…

Just to let you know that Jo Howarth and Marcus Croman have now joined the group of volunteers who will be speaking at JCI Liverpool’s Y.E.S.S. event on 26 November.

All the presentations on 26 November will be delivered by members, and corporate partners, of JCI Liverpool, who have created a diverse programme of activity, with the clear objective of teaching valuable skills to those who wish to succeed in business. The training sessions will feature presentations by Gary Millar (Lord Mayor of Liverpool) and Max Steinberg CBE (CEO of Liverpool Vision), and also include the following:

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“Why do leaders lead?”, by Jim Graves and Peter Schriewersmann, who will explain leadership theory and competencies. Jim is a professional trainer, and also serves as the Chairperson of the Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust. Peter is Head of Partnership Development at arvato UK & Ireland (Public Sector), which is part of Bertelsmann, Germany’s largest media corporation.

“Learning Styles & Memory Techniques”, by Laura Beswick and Nadine Hughes. This session will give you a greater understanding of how the mind works and the different memory techniques you can employ to work more effectively. Laura is the Managing Director at BPP University in Liverpool. BPP is Europe’s largest specialist professional education, training and publishing provider.  Nadine is an Apprenticeship Recruitment Manager at BPP.

“Less is more”, by Andrew Barlow and Ania Tukalska, who will show you how simplifying every aspect of your business presentations can deliver the results you want and make your life easier! Say goodbye to death by PowerPoint and learn how to create engaging presentations that will win over your audience every time. Andrew is a self-employed presentation consultant, and Ania is a lawyer who originally qualified in Poland and now works at Liverpool law firm, Hill Dickinson.

“Risk: Surviving and Thriving”, by Tawhid Islam, who will speak about how assessing both business and market risks can build the platform for success in the future. Tawhid heads the corporate services team at Islam & Co, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, and he is preparing his presentation in collaboration with Carol McLachlan, a chartered accountant, who runs her own coaching company.

“Social media use in business”, by Derek Tierney and Lisan Beentjes, who will give practical guidance on using social media effectively in business, and establishing your brand online. Derek is the Managing Director at Hot Web Designs, and Lisan is Head of Customer Service Improvement at Merseyrail.

“How to make stress work for you”, by Jo Howarth and Marcus Croman. This session will teach you what stress is, how it affects you and some simple techniques to help you combat it. Jo is the MD of The De-Stress Show, an organisation that provides corporate workshops and private sessions to teach businesses and people how to manage stress. Marcus is the proprietor of Holistic Realignment, and specialises in relieving stress by correcting posture.

Yesterday’s night out

Thank you all for making the night out, organised by JCI Liverpool, such a big success.

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Join us for our monthly Saturday drinks night –  This is a good chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones, and we especially welcome new faces. JCI Liverpool is the local branch of Junior Chamber International, a worldwide organisation dedicated to career development and charitable fundraising.  Our members reflect the diverse workforce of this city.

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You can find all the photos on our facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/jci.Liverpool

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Y.E.S.S. – Young Entrepreneurs taking Steps to Success – 26 November‏

Volunteers from JCI Liverpool are organising a half day of training sessions, designed to help professionals and entrepreneurs in Liverpool to succeed in business. The event is branded the “Y.E.S.S”. event, which stands for “Young Entrepreneurs taking Steps to Success”, and it will take place at the office of Liverpool law firm, Hill Dickinson (No.1 St. Paul’s Square, Liverpool), on 26 November 2013 from 2pm. JCI Liverpool is organising the event in collaboration with leading representatives from business and politics, including the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar and Max Steinberg CBE.
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JCI Liverpool is part of Junior Chamber International, the leading global network of young professionals, present in more than 100 countries with almost 200,000 members across the world, offering its members opportunities in networking, training and volunteer work. JCI’s mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.   Kai Graf von Pahlen, who is a Solicitor at Hill Dickinson and President of JCI Liverpool, said: “This event will give professionals, especially young professionals, the opportunity to take their goals to the next level. We have a dynamic range of speakers who will encourage delegates to develop strategies for succeeding in what they do. In addition to the training sessions, there will also be free dinner for the delegates, kindly sponsored by Mayur Restaurant.   At JCI Liverpool, we are all volunteers who want to give back to the community. We are organising this event in order to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal. We also want to make this event accessible and affordable, and we therefore only charge a small administration fee of £2 for each delegate, which (together with any donations received) will go to charity.”

The training sessions   All the presentations will be delivered by members, and corporate partners, of JCI Liverpool, who have created a diverse programme of activity, with the clear objective of teaching valuable skills to those who wish to succeed in business. The training sessions will include:

  • Why do leaders lead?”, by Jim Graves and Peter Schriewersmann, who will explain leadership theory and competencies. Jim is a professional trainer, and also serves as the Chairperson of the Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust. Peter is Head of Partnership Development at arvato UK & Ireland (Public Sector), which is part of Bertelsmann, Germany’s largest media corporation.
  • Learning Styles & Memory Techniques”, by Laura Beswick and Nadine Hughes. This session will give you a greater understanding of how the mind works and the different memory techniques you can employ to work more effectively. Laura is the Managing Director at BPP University in Liverpool. BPP is Europe’s largest specialist professional education, training and publishing provider.  Nadine is an Apprenticeship Recruitment Manager at BPP.
  • Less is more”, by Andrew Barlow and Ania Tukalska, who will show you how simplifying every aspect of your business presentations can deliver the results you want and make your life easier! Say goodbye to death by PowerPoint and learn how to create engaging presentations that will win over your audience every time. Andrew is a self-employed presentation consultant, and Ania is a lawyer who originally qualified in Poland and now works at Liverpool law firm, Hill Dickinson.
  • “Risk: Surviving and Thriving”, by Tawhid Islam, who will speak about how assessing both business and market risks can build the platform for success in the future. Tawhid heads the corporate services team at Islam & Co, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, and he is preparing his presentation in collaboration with Carol McLachlan, a chartered accountant, who runs her own coaching company.
  • Social media use in business”, by Derek Tierney and Lisan Beentjes, who will give practical guidance on using social media effectively in business, and establishing your brand online. Derek is the Managing Director at Hot Web Designs, and Lisan is Head of Customer Service Improvement at Merseyrail.

The best speaker at the event will receive JCI Liverpool’s “Public Speaking Prize”, which will be awarded by a distinguished panel of judges, to include Peter Jackson (Managing Partner of Hill Dickinson), Ged Gibbons (Chief Operating Officer of the Liverpool BID Company), Jenny Stewart (Chief Operating Officer of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce), Steve Cornforth (Immediate Past President at Liverpool Law Society) and Kartik Rajput (Business Specialist at HSBC and Deputy President of JCI Liverpool).

Support from Liverpool community   The members of JCI Liverpool have been very pleased about the support which they have received from the Liverpool community. For example, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool will be guest of honour, and open the event for them. Then, the speakers will be introduced by award-winning radio presenter, Mark Jones, from Liverpool’s Radio City, who previously hosted the Michael Jackson Aintree concert, entertaining more than 125,000 people. Other sponsors for the event include Hill Dickinson, Swan Print, BJC Foundation and Mayur Restaurant.   The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Gary Millar, stated, “JCI helps professionals to develop skills, and have fun at the same time. Members of JCI Liverpool will deliver presentations on the event’s theme, ‘succeeding in today’s business world’. This will be a great way to learn and empower budding entrepreneurs and professionals. I am certain it will be a memorable event, and  I’d like to thank JCI Liverpool for raising money towards my Charities, The Linda McCartney Centre, The Whitechapel Centre, Variety – The Children’s Charity and The Michael Causer Foundation”.

Sign up for the event   Anyone is welcome to attend the event, but only limited spaces are available. You can sign up at http://www.jciliverpool.co.uk/events.aspx

JCI Go-Kart racing night – 29 November

When? 29November, 7pm

Where? The Circuit, Sandycroft (just a few miles from Chester)

How? Depending on numbers, we will try and organise lifts from Liverpool City Centre (departure around 6pm)

JCI’s mission is to help young talents and entrepreneurs go full throttle in their career…  Taking this principle to heart, we thought it would be a good idea to organise a JCI Go-Kart racing night – a perfect opportunity for members to join, have fun, challenge and network.  If you belong to the many people thinking ‘I haven’t been go-karting for far too long…’ – join into this special and fun event and let’s go full throttle!

The cost will be £20 for 3 sessions of 12mins per person – after which you will be keen to have a break anyway, no doubt…..    Will all want-to-be Hamiltons and Vettels please register under:  (£10 deposit required).   Thanks and see you soon for an exciting race night.

Register for this event now at : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8981577139/rss