News — January 01, 2000
14th JCI Japan Academy Approves Resolution
14th JCI Japan Academy Approves Resolution for Terrorism Victims and Resolves to Continue Quest for World Peace The 14th JCI Japan Academy and Japan Junior Chamber’s Golden Anniversary Celebration were held in Takamatsu and Osaka on October 5
14th JCI Japan Academy Approves Resolution for Terrorism Victims and Resolves to Continue Quest for World Peace The 14th JCI Japan Academy and Japan Junior Chamber’s Golden Anniversary Celebration were held in Takamatsu and Osaka on October 5–12, 2001, with participants representing 70 nations around the globe. The 14th JCI Japan Academy unanimously approved the following resolution: We, global leaders and delegates of the 14th JCI Japan Academy, express our deepest condolences for the attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. All the victims and the families affected worldwide are in our thoughts and prayers. We resolve to continue our quest for everlasting world peace. October 11, 2001 JCI President Georges Bouverat warmly thanked the Japan Academy Organizing Committee and Japan Junior Chamber for their remarkable work and organization in preparing and hosting this outstanding multinational meeting that provided training and fellowship. N. Suzuki, 14th JCI Academy Chairman, reported that it was an honor for his team to host the Academy. He added that it was appropriate for the Academy to take place at this time, since in October is the best month of the year in Takamatsu, known as a sunshine city. This year’s Academy was special because Japan Junior Chamber was celebrating its 50th Anniversary during its national convention, October 11–14. The Academy organizers did their best to make the 14th JCI Academy the best of the best. And they even exceeded their high expectations. All participants enjoyed unforgettable moments at this crucial juncture, when international fellowship and world peace, as well as all the other values Junior Chamber cherishes, are more important than ever. The main theme of this year’s Academy was “The 21st Century: Our Commitment as Global Leaders, Academy in Action.” The Academy consisted of four programs: 1) A Leadership Training Seminar 2) A School Visiting Program 3) A Business Seminar 4) Japan Junior Chamber’s 50th Anniversary Forum in Osaka. The course leader was 1991 JCI President Reginald Schaumans, who has been working since 1985 with businesses, organizations, and Junior Chamber. During this period, he has conducted more than 1,000 seminars and workshops in Belgium, most European countries, and several Asian and South American countries. He is a banker by profession and a managing partner in both his banking business and R&G Coaching, his training company based in Itterbeek, Belgium. The mission of R&G Coaching is “To coach people and organizations to discover and realize their full potential by creating synergies between the objectives of the individual and the objectives of the organization.” As a strong believer in learning by doing and the adult learning experience, he has developed seminars in the field of leadership, management, motivation and empowerment. He coaches organizations and companies in the development of a vision and mission, and in long-term planning.