Mastering Project Management Skills
April 30, 2014
JCI Curepipe Members and Guest participants
To empower our members and non-jci members willing to learn and apply the basics of project management effectively and efficiently by using the JCI Active Citizen framework as a guide when conducting a project whether as the lead person or team members.
When you think about the types of activities in which we are engaged in JCI, you will realize they are all projects in some kind. Fundraisings, banquet, charity events, ACF oriented projects all meet this definition. As JCI members we are very often given the responsibility to do a project. However when we are asked to kick off a project, the inclination is to dive right into the project’s core activities. The gun has gone off; the race to the finish has started. But at this initial stage if we do not consider a good project plan to achieve our targets, this is the first step towards planning to fail. It is therefore imperative to clearly understand the scope of our activity before starting, develop an effective plan, take concrete action and reach the right goal. Accomplishing a project effectively and efficiently will not only enhance our organisation’s performance but at the same time augment the trust and confidence placed into us by our stakeholders.
The next two modules on project brief and project implementation will follow in the coming months and we look forward to a greater participation of members with the spirit to learn more, act more through proper project planning and effective implementation of the active citizen framework and reach a common objective as WE. Reach out to more youngsters.
The first module on “Project Planning” was held on the 5th of April and regrouped 20 members from our various local organisations and was led by JCI Quatre-Bornes Local President Kiran as trainer. Members benefitted from a fruitful session on project planning where concrete JCI initiatives were referred to as examples to better guide our members when conducting projects. They also had the opportunity to debate over the challenges encountered during project planning, worked in teams and did a presentation on their respective group discussions. While it was a great learning and sharing platform, members were also encouraged to network with participants present from the different local organizations and guests thus strengthening the great bond of brotherhood and friendship prevailing in our network.