Officially endorsed as a JCI event at the 1987 JCI World Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, more than 2,500 global networkers have graduated from the JCI Academy. The JCI Academy empowers the future leaders of the organization who take ownership of the change they want to see in a global society. As these dedicated members embark on their leadership year, they learn about strength, cooperation and cultural understanding. JCI Academy delegates immerse themselves in the culture of the Japanese host city and learn from a series of training, seminars and workshops how to be inspiring global leaders for a changing world.