14-17 October, Luxembourg
Trainers Graham Hanlon (politician, lawyer, world debate champion, 2008 JCI World President), Filipe Carrera (public speaking specialist, university teacher, Most Outstanding Trainer in the World 2008), Stephan Magnus (forecasting, strategy and scenario specialist for government and corporations).
Keynote speaker Pacheco Pereira (former vice-president of the European Parliament, politician, historian, weekly TV debater and commentator).
Participants limited to 40 only, in 4 groups of 10 (to guarantee top quality and reserve the maximum time for work and practice with the best trainers) targeted at young promising professionals that wish to improve their communication skills and present and defend ideas in public. 2-minute presentation video available for viewing at www.jciluxembourgacademy2010.com
The JCI Luxembourg Public Speaking and Debating Academy was designed as an international stage for high-level discussion as well as for improvement of professional skills. It will be the first time that such type of event will take place in Luxembourg’s Grande Région.
Our project is endorsed by the Chancellor of the University of Luxembourg, by the Director of the Luxembourg Office for Integration and by the Ambassadors of Portugal and Germany to Luxembourg.
The Academy will start with a public event in the evening of October 14th. It will be a televised debate (for the Agora programme of Euronews) with the participation of Pacheco Pereira (former vice-president of the European Parliament, renowned politician, commentator and historian). The trainees and the audience will thus benefit from seeing firsthand how professionals communicate and argue.
Two days of intensive hands-on training will follow. For this intensive, we are proud to welcome Filipe Carrera, Graham Hanlon and Stephan Magnus. This practice will prepare the trainees so that they can, in their turn, present and debate in front of an audience. This competition will be held on October 16th during a gala dinner.
The purpose of the competition is neither to present extreme positions, nor to win in disregard of the truth, nor to achieve a lukewarm consensus based on the lowest common denominator. The objective of the debate is rather to reach a better understanding of the topic (integration and citizenship) in order to issue recommendations for action for politicians and citizens alike. The conclusions of the discussions and the possible future scenarios will be presented at a ministerial roundtable in the morning of October 18th.
Invest in yourself. Registration: €499, all inclusive (all the training, all the meals, 3 nights in a 4 star hotel, all the parties); €369 in case you do not require accommodation.
Contact: Artur Furtado, VP Training 2010 Director of the JCI Luxembourg
Phone: + 352 621 24 84