CHI is a spiritual energy that helps us to become physically stronger, mentally focused, energized and revitalized. As well as the physical effects, cultivating our CHI helps us to improve our health and wellbeing. So, with the theme “Find Your CHI”, JCI Bangladesh hosted the largest ever 2-day training Academy for its Members, JCI Bangladesh Academy 2021.
The Academy started on 17 th September 2021 at BCDM Savar. Covid-19 Testing was a pre-requisite for all the participants to tackle the current pandemic. The opening ceremony was graced by JCI Bangladesh National President of 2021, Niaz Morshed Elite and Past National Presidents Md. Shakawat Hossain Mamun & Ahmed A Rahman. They emphasized on the importance of personal capacity building and how the Academy will help the participants to truly outshine their true potential.
The Academy had a total of 7 different notable trainers or as specified in the academy as “Shifus”. They were, Paschal Dike, Past JCI World President & a member of Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD), M Nazrul Islam, Past National President of JCI Bangladesh & graduate of JCI Academy in Handa, Japan, Quazi M. Ahmed, one of the top leadership and soft skills facilitators in Bangladesh, Ghulam Sumdany Don, Chief Inspirational Officer at Don Sumdany Facilitation & Consultancy, Tanvir Hasan, founder of the fitness & lifestyle coaching company Tanvir Hasan Coaching and a progressive fitness academy called Bengal Calisthenics, Mr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police in Dhaka Metropolitan Police supervising the Digital Forensic Team & E-fraud Team of CT-Cybercrime Investigation Division, Michelle McGrann, founding partner of Coeus Creative Group & former Chairperson of the JCI Skills Development Committee. The training modules focused on the personal development with topics such as BUSHIDO, IKIGAI, CHIMUWAKU, SEIKAKU, SHIKANTAZA, KASOU GENJITSU and JIAN.
The CoC for the event was Ziaul Haque Bhuiyan, JCI Bangladesh National Treasurer, while Co-CoC of the event was Mehedi Hossain, JCI Bangladesh National Committee Chair. Other National Officers and Local Presidents were also present in the Academy and facilitated to make the Academy one of the successful events in recent times.
The Title Sponsor of the event was OCODE and the Supporting Partner was Kazi Printing & Accessories LTD. The Snacks Partners were Ahmed Food Products (Pvt.) Ltd & Pizzawala Bangladesh. The Hygiene Partner was Indigo Biopharma and the Photography partner was Profile. The Wardrobe Partner was Warah and the PR Partner was De-Coordinator. The Transport Partner was Jatri while the sponsors were Nishorgo Mart, Gimmick Point & S.F Trading Corporation.
JCI Bangladesh plans to continue to provide development opportunities for its members in the upcoming days as well. Mentionable that, Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a worldwide organization of young professionals and leaders between the ages of 18 and 40 who are engaged and committed to creating an impact in their communities. The organization is found in over 140 countries and has a membership of 200,000 across the world. Our work is to contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, fellowship, and entrepreneurship necessary to create positive change. The JCI Headquarters is in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. As a part of JCI –an international voluntary organization, JCI Bangladesh is running its operation is Bangladesh with around 18 local chapters with member base of around 1000 and the local chapters are functioning to serve the community, society and in national level.