Leadership for Change Academy "LCA"
From May 1 to August 5, 2018
local,national and international "JCI members, representatives of civil society organisations, professional individuals"
Target avg age
Sustainable Development Goal
Partnerships for the Goals
Peace, Prosperity and Sustainability
Taking our local chapter to a new level of professionalism so it can present itself more strongly in the local and the global community.
By the time of entering year 2018 Syria was nearing the end of its 7th year of crisis, and JCI Lattakia was entering its third year of re-establishment after the closure of JCI Syria for about 3 years caused by the war the huge drop of its members.
for the first couple of years after its re-establishment, JCI Lattakia demanded a good number of new members and that affected the quality of recruiting which led to a high drop level, in addition to the chapter's limited resources, whether financially or professionally "members wise" that could affect its representation in the local community.
LCA "Leadership for change academy" aimed to provide our local chapter and its members with a new approach and an opportunity for their growth and development, and by running an international academy with an international JCI trainer and based on international standards, JCI Lattakia was able to break the siege of crisis, and overcome the past hardships -in recruiting qualified members ,retaining its own members and overcoming its limited representation-, it partnered and collaborated with Syrian Youth Council " NGO" and the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and Population "governmental sector" and Miramar hotel a "private sector", to host the Portuguese trainer Filipe Carrera and his two sons in Lattakia city and run a 4 days program consisting of " capacity building training in English, sport program and a cultural tour", and that was a huge step ever made in Syria after the war and ever by a local chapter with limited resources and exposure.
When everyone was telling us that we are fantasizing in the face of these severe security conditions and limited local supplies and support for such kind of programs, we were overcoming the obstacles, planning and leading a lasting impact for the growth of JCI Lattakia and the development of its members in the local, national, and the international level.
The academy gathered 60 young professionals coming from different parts of Syria and representing different sectors of society and different organizations among UN agencies in addition to two international participants.
-20 new members of high caliber from different organizational backgrounds and different sectors were recruited in JCI Lattakia after the academy.
-15 organizing members were exposed to a whole new experience of organizing events.
-Collaboration was made between our local chapter, the Syrian Youth Council "NGO", the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and Population "governmental sector", Miramar hotel "a private sector".
-JCI Lattakia participating members were supplied with advanced content of communication skills and effective leadership in the capacity building program in the academy.
-JCI Lattakia members were motivated to apply competences they have to a new situation.
-Collaboration, creativity and curiosity were spread between JCI Lattakia local members in general.
-JCI Lattakia have gained a higher exposure within the local community.
-They academy reduced the cost and burden of travel for our local members by hosting an international academy locally in Lattakia city.
- Start offering scholarships to increase the number of applicants.
- Cautiously selecting the dates of hosted events to avoid the high cost of high seasons.
- Avoiding the potential delays in obtaining the security approvals for international participants by promoting the event earlier.