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AIESEC US Update from Winter National Conference

Saturday, January 13, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Kris Stafie
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The Winter National Conference was held from 31 December to 5 January with just under 200 attendees from 31 Local Committees. The theme of the conference was Defining a New Dawn because 2017 was the first year in 50 years that AIESEC United States approved over 1,000 exchanges in a single year (approved is the number of student matched to an exchange so it does not mean they all traveled in 2017, many of them are slated to travel in 2018). The conference objectives were threefold; for all new Executive Boards (who begin their term on 1 February) to have a six month plan completed, that all members of AIESEC United States have a "double" mindset (i.e. each LC to double their 2017 performance in 2018), and that all members of AIESEC United States have the skills to lead and manage their teams to achieve their goals. 

In addition, the new Member Committee President was elected for 2018-19.  Congrats to Lydia Edwards the MCP-elect for 2018-2019! Lydia was the Local Committee President of AIESEC in San Luis Obispo in 2015 and then served on the US Member Committee as Vice President of Organizational Development for the 2016-2017 term. She is currently serving as the Member Committee President of Organizational Development for AIESEC in Peru for the 2017-2018 term. Her platform for the 2018-2019 term was Actions That Echo and the US team is thrilled to have her returning to AIESEC United States later this year. 

Alumni were also warmly welcomed to take part in the national conference on a speakers panel and to present the recipients of the JoAnn Boland Award on January 3. 

 

The exchange performance for the calendar year of 2017 

  • Outgoing Global Volunteer         530
  • Outgoing Global Entrepreneur   33
  • Outgoing Global Talent              72
  • Incoming Global Volunteer        54

 

Ten awards were given at the conference for the following Local Committees efforts in 2017:

Excellence in Incoming Global Talent =  San Jose

Excellence in Incoming Global Volunteer =  New York City

Excellence in Outgoing Global Volunteer = Dallas

Excellence in Global Exchange = Austin

LC of the Year = Austin

Expansion of the Year = Ohio

Excellence in Finance = Miami

Excellence in Outgoing Global Entrepreneur = San Jose

Excelence in Outgoing Global Talent = Miami

Excllence in Talent Management = Austin

 

Congrats to all of these LCs effort and results this year! 

 

Comments...

Andrew Wampler says...
Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018
AIESEC has been much more than just a movement over the last 50 years. People, governments, organizations coming together to make this world a better place. I challenge each and every one of you to reach out of your personal "boxes" to go further than you have ever imagined. Reach for the stars and you may only attain the moon but that's OK. Or, you just rich the stars!!

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