Become a Better Leader

JCI The Heart of Europe is constantly providing new, relevant, and interesting ways to keep yourself on top of your game.


Monthly Training Seminars and Speakers

Each month as a part of our networking and training seminar, JCI THOE provides its members with either a personal or professional development guest speaker.


Effective Speaking

The JCI effective speaking training program is held at our local chapter level as well as at the national and international levels. The effective speaking program helps JCI members enhance their speaking and presentation skills. Within the effective speaking program, JCI members have an opportunity to compete at regional and national conventions.


JCI Training

JCI Presenter / JCI Trainer / JCI Designer / JCI Achieve

JCI THOE facilitates annually Presenter/Trainer programs from JCI International. This provides chapter members an opportunity to gain access to world-recognized personal development opportunities.


International Conferences

Regional and World Conferences provide excellent international training opportunities for JCI members. Each day of a conference numerous training and development seminars are made available and members can determine which sessions to attend based on their personal needs or goals.


World Public Speaking Championship

The JCI World Public Speaking Championship offers members a unique opportunity to exercise and showcase their abilities and to share ideas on issues of particular importance to fellow members.

A speech competition requires a special kind of public speaking, challenging participants to express creative ideas in a clear and captivating manner. Every well-prepared speech should have an introduction that captures the attention of the audience, a body featuring the speaker’s message, and a powerful conclusion summarizing the speaker’s arguments.

The competition is intended to give the finest speakers an opportunity to compete for greater recognition and challenge. National contest winners are encouraged to compete at the JCI Area Conferences. The winner from each JCI Conference is then expected to represent his or her Area in the final round of the JCI World Public Speaking Championship at the JCI World Congress to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, November 18 – 23, 2012.


JCI Top 10 Outstanding Persons of the World

The Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) Program serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people. By recognizing these young people, JCI encourages them and others to seek excellence and serve others. Thus, JCI contributes to prepare better leaders, who will create better societies.

Honorees selected in past years have represented the heights of progress in numerous human endeavors. Many have gone on to even greater achievements. All have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.


JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award

The JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award (CYEA), which was launched in 2005 was designed specifically to recognize outstanding young entrepreneurs. This exciting international award recognizes, honors and celebrates exceptional young entrepreneurs and the role of creativity in their success.


Who can participate?

The competition is open to all entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40, JCI members and non-members alike.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for creative young entrepreneurs that have started a new business using creativity in product development, service development, and in their approach to the market. Or, they have taken an existing business and incorporated creativity to solve a problem, or change a process, to create positive change in their business operations. Brussels is full of young entrepreneurs who have used their imagination in solving problems and approaching the market. This contest will assist in learning about, and honoring our young entrepreneurs in our community.


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