By Zoe Toseland – JCI UK National Conference Team
The JCI UK National Convention is a unique annual event in which JCI members, senators and non-members come together to meet one another, share experiences and learn together. The city of Southampton will be hosting this years’ event. With direct flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, it’s less than 2 hrs away. You’ll be assured of a warm welcome at the four-star Grand Harbour Hotel, the venue for this year’s event; an iconic landmark on the Southampton waterfront.
The theme this year is ‘The Power of Us – Past, Present and Future’; promoting the further collaboration of members and senators, to help build a better and brighter future for JCI and the world around us. We also have our very own mascot, Sebastian the Seagull, who’ll be promoting all the great opportunities at NC2017 between now and November.
There will be a raft of brilliant speakers and trainers across the weekend; who’ll be providing fascinating insight into business, personal development, health and wellbeing and much more. So far, we can announce the speakers will include: Julie Biggs from Wessex Heartbeat; Donna Hubbard from Be Dynamic Coaching; and coach and JCI Senator Kate Atkin talking about the Imposter Phenomenon.
As well as talks and training, member will be able to battle it out to be the UK champion in the national public speaking, debating and extempore competitions. Do you think you’ve got what it takes?
You’ll also have the opportunity sign up for a range of different activities including an festive art class, coffee making school and the chance to tour the internationally-renowned National Oceanographic Centre.
The pinnacle of the weekend will be Saturday night’s Gala Dinner. This will include the national awards ceremony recognising the efforts of members around the UK. The Gala Dinner is a great opportunity to get you glad rags on and celebrate in style.
The early bird rate of £150 is only available until the end of August so do remember to book! We have also secured a special discounted rate at the hotel for National Convention attendees.
For more information about the JCI UK National Convention please visit www.jciuk.org.uk/nc2017