From November 2nd to November 10th I was in New Delhi, to attend the 2008 JCI World Congress. I’ve been looking forward to this congress, because this would provide me the opportunity to gain the much needed training hours towards my ITF (International Training Fellow) certification. Ever since I reached my IG level in November 2007, I’ve conducted training in Panama and Jamaica and I needed 6 more international hours to reach my ITF, hours that I would be getting by conducting training at the World Congress.
For the world congress I was scheduled as Head Trainer for JCI Presenter, Assistant trainer for JCI Admin and one of my own courses, Me Inc!
I conducted the JCI Presenter course together with Kamal Dabawala, from India. Kamal proved to be a very excellent and talented trainer and I truly enjoyed training with him. This has been my third JCI Presenter as head trainer and I was truly impressed by Kamal’s resourcefulness.
For JCI Admin I was one of the assistant trainers, together with Jean-Phillipe Valentin from Martinique and Adetola Sogbesan from Nigeria. Our head trainer was Nicole van Hooy, from the Netherlands. This training was completely new to me, but I think this is one of the most interesting JCI Official courses and a real must do for all Local and National organizations.
Unfortunately I had to cancel Me Inc!, because I got sick.
Both JCI Presenter and JCI Admin had highly active participants, which made the training very interesting. If you ask me there is nothing as fun a class full of active participants, asking questions and sharing their experience. I learned a lot and surely had a great time.
I will invite the participants for JCI Presenter and JCI Admin to share their thoughts about this training sessions, give some feedback and some comments on how they think I did as trainer.
In a few hours I will start my journey to Bharat desh, India, Land of half of my ancestors…… :). It should be about a hundred years ago that my mother’s grandparents (adji & adja) came to Suriname; to seek a better future in what they thought would be the Land of Shri Ram.
So they set foot on ground many years ago, worked very hard, and had a fulfilling live here in Suriname. From my mother’s side I’m the third generation born in Suriname. From my father’s side I’m also third generation in Suriname, from an immigrant from China. (So mainly my ancestors are both from India & China).
And so in about 24 hours from now I will set foot on ground in the place my great-grandparents came from, to be part of a very interesting and promising event.
I will participate with the JCI World Congress in New Delhi, India, this will be my second World Congress. This year I was selected as Head Trainer for one of the JCI Presenter courses which will be organized, Assistant Trainer for JCI Admin, and I will also be conducting one of my own seminars. The most exciting news for me will be that this will help me to achieve one very important goal I’ve set for myself within JCI, to be ITF by the end of 2008.
I am all excited about this trip, and looking forward to a very successful trip. I am planning to enjoy my stay in India and of course to enjoy meeting my friends from all over the World, making new friends, and of course…see what business opportunities will be there for me this time…….
On August 23th I will be conducting JCI Presenter for members and observers of JCI Unify. This will be the first time I will be the Head Trainer for JCI Presenter since I became certified Head Trainer for JCI Presenter. This will be a good way to practice for the JCI Presenter I will be conducting on October 15th in Jamaica and November 5th in India, both as Head Trainer.
My assistant trainer for this JCI Presenter course will be Marvin Pollack. I recently trained together with him for the participants of the United Business Idols competition, and I think it has been a nice experience.
I am very much looking forward to this training, and as usual I will be inviting the participants to post their feedback about the training.
Be on the lookout for more updates.