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AIESEC Tunisia New Member Booklet

AIESEC Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential

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Table of Contents Preface…………....................................................................................................................... 3 1. AIESEC – Introduction ...................................................................................................... 4 2. History of AIESEC ................................................................................................................. 5 3. The AIESEC Experience .................................................................................................. 6 4. The AIESEC Way ..............................................................................................................10 5. AIESEC Exchange ............................................................................................................11 6. AIESEC Conferences .................................................................................................... 12 7. AIESEC Culture and Traditions...............................................................................13 8. AIESEC Structure.............................................................................................................. 14 9. AIESEC Global Network ..............................................................................................16 10. General Local Committee Structure ...................................................................17 Appendices I. AIESEC Tunisia - Local Committees .................................................................18 II. AIESEC Tunisia Internet Resources .....................................................................19 III. AIESEC Acronyms ............................................................................................................... 20

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Preface Dear Students, Or shall I say, dear AIESECers ? If you are reading these lines, it means that you already took your first step in AIESEC, the largest student-run organization in Tunisia and in the world. An organization in which we learn how to manage a team, a project, speak in public, how to debate, etc. The main goal of AIESEC is to have a positive impact on society, but the most effective positive impact that AIESEC will make, will be on you. But there is no magic formula to obtain this result, the more you invest in AIESEC, the more you get from it. Don't miss the chance of being part of the largest student network in the world. No matter the position that i hold today, I started my AIESEC career as a new member, just like you, and it's because i seized every single opportunity that this organization offered me, that I am writing you these lines. In this booklet, you'll find all the basics that an AIESECer should know. History, definitions, structures ... Share your time efficiently between your studies and your AIESEC activities, this is the key of success. The National Board is proud to have you as a member and is looking forward to meet all of you during the Get Ready 2011. Enjoy your AIESEC eXPerience till then. May this booklet serve you as a compass threw your first steps in the large galax y of AIESEC.

The national Board President

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1. AIESEC – Introduction Welcome to AIESEC! AIESEC is the world's largest student run organization a global, non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education who are interested in world issues, leadership and management. It is the international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential so as to have a positive impact on society. AIESEC is present in over 110 countries and territories, providing over 20,000 leadership positions and delivering over 470 conferences to our over 50,000 members in over 2,100 universities throughout the world. AIESEC also runs an exchange program that affords over 16,000 students and recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in another country. With over 60 years of experience and 945,000 alumni, AIESEC’s global network is continuously expanding. We attract and cultivate young people with global mindsets while giving organizations an incredible opportunity to interact and access young people from all corners of the globe. We partner with a wide variety of organizations, from multinational to small business, nonprofit to government and even the UN.

"The United Nations has long recognized that the imagination, ideals and energies of young men and women are vital for the continuing development of the societies in which they live. And since its inception in 1948, AIESEC has contributed to this development by serving as an agent of positive change through education and cultural exchange. In understanding of cultural, socio-economic and business management issues.“ Kofi Annan Former United Nations Secretary General

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2. History of AIESEC What began in 1948 as an organization to help develop "friendly relations" between member countries is now a global association with activities in over 100 different countries and territories. The founding members of AIESEC started to build the organization between 1946 - 1948, but a clear identity was defined in 1948 and later in 1949 at the Stockholm Congress. 89 students participated in the Exchange Program in 1949 and Exchange was defined as the core activity of the organization. In the coming years more and more countries joined the network and AIESEC became global in a very short period by being present on all the continents. The number of students and organizations involved in the exchange program grew rapidly and constantly, reaching 2467 exchanges by the end of 1960 and 4232 by the end of 1970. Seminars were first introduced as part of trainees' reception experiences, in a proposal from AIESEC in Germany in 1961. It was well received by other countries, and a general set of seminar topics to be addressed was proposed and accepted. They were mainly economic in nature, and for the first time AIESEC was addressing specific issues in its activities-stated clearly in a nonpolitical way. At the 1974 International Congress in Bordeaux, an important motion was passed: the minimum length of an Exchange traineeship had to be 6 weeks. This measure improved the quality of our Exchanges. In 1976 an International Theme established that focused all regional, and local seminars topics. This idea continued and various stages.

Program was international, on specific grew through

After this the focus of the organization was on addressing global themes besides the traditional Exchange Program. Themes like International Trade, Management Education, Sustainable development, Entrepreneurship and Corporate

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Responsibility were discussed at local, national and global seminars. In the late 90's the discussion about the relevance of the organization brought the Exchange Program on the main agenda and more and more effort was put in ensuring growth in this area. Information systems were developed to make the process faster and easier. Insight I was launched in 1997 and Insight II in 2001. As the focus of the organization was the eXchange program again, the number of exchanges started to grow. Looking for more relevance, nowadays AIESEC is the international platform for young people to discover and develop their potential. Our innovative approach to developing young people focuses on taking a proactive role, developing self-awareness and a personal vision, building networks, and developing capacity to drive change. We do this through an international platform of opportunities that provide leadership opportunities, work abroad opportunities, conferences, and virtual tools to build networks.

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3. The AIESEC Experience AIESEC enables young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We believe that by completing the whole AIESEC Experience, young people will be prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow referred to as change agents that create a positive impact in society. Our international platform provides our members with numerous opportunities - physical and virtual – to create their own AIESEC experience. The unique combination of AIESEC Experience and the opportunities that our network can provide is the way we inspir e young people who are passionate to exert their positive impact in society - that is the AIESEC difference.

Note: The programs in the AIESEC Experience can be taken in any order, according to a member’s choice and the opportunities offered by the entity.

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The AIESEC Experience consists of three phases: 1. Engagement: In this phase, young people are introduced to the world of AIESEC through different engagement channels. They will learn about the WHY , HOW and WHAT of AIESEC and it will empower them to pick the path to kick start their AIESEC Experience. 2. Experiential Leadership Development: The main programmes of the organization are delivered here. This is the leadership development centre where the members can learn and gain everything from the global leadership network of AIESEC. A. Team Member Program It is one of the most crucial ways in which you can start your path towards leadership development. In this phase you will be introduced to a practical team experience, gain access to a global network and engage in practical hard skills development. B. Team Leader Program This experience will culminate in your personal and professional development through the concept of team building and management. You get to experience leading other members and guiding them in their work, thus becoming a crucial part of their development. C. Global Internship Program This program offers internships that contribute to the professional development of a member and assist them to specialize in a certain field of work. They are normally long term in nature and involve working on diverse business projects and organizations. D. Global Community Development Program International internships are the most intense learning experience we offer and links together our global network. This program encompasses cross-cultural positive impact through working abroad for social and community development projects that lead to self development and skill enhancement for the member undertaking the program. 3. Life-long Connection: Now that you’ve had a chance to experience all that AIESEC has to offer, it is time to look back at your experience and reflect on the experiences you have had, and all that you have learnt about yourself. Think about what you have discovered about yourself, and about how you want to use this experience in the future to create a positive impact. A life long connection will ensure positive change throughout an AIESEC member’s life. In this way, AIESEC presents each of its alumni a platform for continuous growth, enabling them to make a constant positive impact on society.

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Key Principles This flow and the opportunities within it are reinforced by 5 key principles, which are reflected in all parts of the process. Taking an Active Role AIESEC will provide the opportunities and some support, but it is ultimately up to the individual to make the most of those opportunities. Each individual must take responsibility for his/her experience within AIESEC and the organization. Developing Self-Awareness and Personal Vision We think young people need more support to answer fundamental questions such as “What is important to me?” and other life questions. AIESEC supports young people in clarifying and expanding their ambitions through mentorship, personal vision exercises, an inspiring environments. Increasing Capacity Through conferences, work abroad opportunities, and the management of our offices, we provide young people with the opportunity to increase theoretical knowledge in a widerange of functional skills. Building a Network Through conferences, learning networks, innovative on-line platforms, and a growing alumni network, AIESEC provides young people with the opportunity to create a strong and global network to support them in their personal and professional pursuits. Challenging Worldview Through intense experiences such as conferences, working abroad, and engaging in diverse environments, AIESEC “shakes up” the way young people see the world.

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4. The AIESEC Way

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5. AIESEC Exchange Internships Each year, we provide over 16,000 members the challenging opportunity to live and work in a foreign country in the areas of management, technology, education, and development. The internship could be located in any one of 110 countries or territories and the duration can be between 2 and 18 months.

Management (MT) - Internships related to administration, finance, accounting, marketing, project management and human resources. Technical (TT) - Internships related to management and development in web, software, networks, and databases in addition to a limited amount of engineering opportunities. Education (ET) - Internships related to promotion, curriculum development, teaching and counseling in the education sector. Development (DT) - Internships usually with NGOs. The internships usually relate to a wide variety of issues in community development and social responsibility.

Special exchange program: Salaam Program On September 11th 2003, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, AIESEC launched the Salaam Program, which aims to increase exchanges between the U.S. and Arab World like Tunisia. The program has been a great success and has currently realized over 120 internships. All trainees, with their local AIESEC chapters, participate in ongoing cultural activities and community volunteer programs to continue creating awareness and understanding of these different cultures Internal Exchange: CEED The Cultural Envoy for Exchange Development (CEED) is an opportunity for an AIESEC member from one Local Committee to spend time working at another Local Committee or Member Committee. The AIESECer usually travels internationally to get the opti mum experience. CEEDs are a great way for members from other parts of the world to share knowledge and resources. The foreign LC can usually offer housing/and or food to the AIESECer, but the main incentive is of course the amazing experience of living in another country, and working for AIESEC. They can be short-term, and many are offered in the summer. There are also usually CEEDs in developing countries, which can be a great way to help a struggling, or under-funded LC.

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6. AIESEC Conferences AIESEC conferences are opportunities for our membership to commit to the power of what we stand for, and to experience the strength of our network come together to create an intense learning experience. Each year, we organize and deliver over 470 national and international conferences. 
At an organizational level, the conference is an opportunity to train members, develop strategy, discuss topics and issues that the

Organization is taking up, and engage with our stakeholders. At an individual level, our members have the opportunity to receive training, build your personal network, demonstrate leadership, and have loads of fun. Introduction Seminar – Get Ready A 3 day conference for new members to receive indepth functional training, learn about opportunities AIESEC has to offer, experience our operations, meet other AIESECers and plan their individual development while in AIESEC based on the activities and opportunities presented. National Conferences – Start Up , Nat’Co , NES , Tu’LDS A 2-4 day conference bringing together all members in a country to form a common direction, plan and discuss matters relevant to the country as well as receive training that will enable a member to turn strategy into action based on the initiatives or approaches decided. International Regional conferences – MENA,WENA , Iberoamerica, LDS, XPRO A 5-7 day conference when members tackle issues and matters relevant to the different regions of the world. During this conference, a member can contribute to bringing down global initiatives to a regional level and to get further insights on how to practice them at a country level. International Congress – IC , IPM A 7-12 day conference for leaders at the local or national level for leadership development, strategy building and sharing. Defining international direction, building networks of cooperation, bringing growth, and ensuring performance in the organization are usually major themes .

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7. AIESEC Culture and Traditions Conference Culture Roll Calls

Sugar Cubes

At every conference you attend, you must prepare and perform a Roll Call with the group you came with. This group might be your Local Committee, the Organizing Committee, or even the team you are on in your LC. This Roll Call will be a dance or performance usually accompanied by music. This is both fun for the people at the conference and lets the conference know that your LC is there!

At every conference you go to there will be an envelope for each person at the conference on the wall. You can use these envelopes to leave messages for someone who really helped you at the conference or someone you just had a good time with. People usually leave small white square-shaped paper notes that resemble the shape of a sugar cube; resulting in the name!

A Team

Dinner Games

At most conferences, you will see an A Team attempting to get everyone excited after a long night of partying. These people will be loud, active, and a little annoying to try to get you to participate. When you hear the call “A-team”, you will know what is coming.

At Conference Dinners you will certainly hear the classic “Boom Chicka Boom”. Be ready to get up and yell with your LC. You will also hear songs, table banging, and dinner chants. These will get you in the mood for after dinner fun and let you be loud with your LC or Table!

International Culture Dances

Skolling

There are special songs that AIESECers over the years have chosen to make into AIESEC Dances. Anywhere you go in the world, an AIESECer will know the dance and be able to do it with you. At conferences and other events you can see large groups doing the dances together. Some songs that have been chosen include: Tunak Tunak Tun, Dragostea Din Tei, Ojos Asi, Freed From Desire, and many others!

A game of challenge and skill developed by AIESECers many years ago has become an international AIESEC standard of competition. The game involves two teams of four representing two Local Committees. In turn, the four team members must drink a full glass of water, without spilling, as fast as possible. When the first person finishes they tap the next teammate on the head and they may begin. The first team to finish all four glasses of water first is the winner.

“Punishments “

Global Village

Something you will see wherever you go with AIESEC is punishments for late people and wrong answers. Some AIESECers spend hours late at night thinking of clever ways to punish people who are not on time. These are usually very fun and quite embarrassing. The idea is positively stimulating everyone to have a good time, and be on time!

It has become the duty of each conference and/or Local Committee to put on a Global Village for the people in attendance. Global Villages can involve performances, booths, games, and food; but the main goal is always to spread as much culture and knowledge as possible. You will see many of these in your AIESEC time and hopefully you get to be a part of one!

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8. AIESEC Structure AIESEC on a global level is only a 4-layer organization . Looking at AIESEC from a strategic and direction setting angle, the structure looks like this: (If you turn it around you have the structure from an activity angle)

AIESEC International (AI)
 Based in Rotterdam, Holland, AIESEC International coordinates the work of AIESEC all over the world; this is also where global directions and exchange strategies are formulated. AI consists of the President of AIESEC International (PAI), and a few Vice-Presidents responsible for specific areas. Every year, AI and more than 80 member committees gather in the International Conference, discuss on a number of initiatives that are to be carried out globally.
Each year Al holds the Global Plenary (GP) in which they and the MCP's decide on the direction for AIESEC in the following year. The role of AI: - Support MC’s to implement the programs and track the achievements of targets at global level. - Managing the process of inventing and piloting new programs. - Ensure constant communication of global direction towards 2015. Member Committee (MC) 
Every member country has a national executive board called the Member Committee. They are responsible for coordinating the work of the Local Committees and call for national actions. Role of MC’s: - Support LC’s to implement the programs and track the achievements of targets at national level. - Maintaining the balance of the current programs and introducing new ones. - Ensure constant communication of global and national direction towards 2015.

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Local Committee (LC) Local Committees are established in universities and higher schools all over the world. In AIESEC, we think globally and act locally, so the LCs are like the operation units which execute AIESEC XP. They provide various learning opportunities through team experiences, leadership opportunities, and exchange. Role of LC’s: - Implement and execute the programs which AIESEC runs. - Track and report the achievements of targets at a local level. - Evolve and adapt operations as required. - Support the MC’s in implementing a long-term plan.

Global structure:

AI

AIESEC International Member Committee Local Committee

Tunisia

Bardo

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Sri Lanka

University

Puerto Rico

Colombo

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9. AIESEC Global Network

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10. General Local Committee Structure Generally, most AIESEC chapters have three basic functioning teams for operation. Below is a basic outline of how most Local Committees in the world are structured and what each team does. However, each Local Committee will have its own structure based on what it needs as an autonomous unit, and how the University around it operates, so the following structure might not apply to every LC.

Executive Board The Executive Board (EB) is a combination of the LC President and the Vice Presidents of the teams. This Board works to develop and provide structure for the LC. They preside over the functional teams and can work with a Board of Advisors to make an LC plan.

InComing eXchange

Talent Management

OutGoing eXchange

The ICX team works to bring trainees from all over the world to the Local Committee. They find local internships with organizations, so that trainees from around the world can come work and have a cultural experience. They also work with other LC's to fill these positions. Once they find trainees they are responsible for taking care of the people they bring in!

The TM team is the Heart and the Backbone of an LC. They are responsible for recruiting new members, keeping these members motivated, and creating LC bonding opportunities. They must also create an LC structure, educate new members, and provide Human Resources for the members.

An OGX team works to send students from the University and Local Committee abroad. This team must find Exchange Participants to go abroad. Once they find the right people they must work with other Local committee’s in another country to find them the right internship to find them the right job in another country and make sure the person is happy!

Finance Most LC's will have a small team which takes care of the LC's money. They do budgeting, manage the cash flow of the LC and make sure money is invested appropriately.

Other Teams External Relations Or Business Development.– Your LC might have an ER team which is responsible for marketing, website, university relations, and alumni relations of an LC. Information Management & Communication – Some LC's will have an IM team which runs the LC website and manages the records and files of the LC.

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Appendix I        

AIESEC Tunisia - Local Committees

AIESEC Bardo ( ISG & ESSEC Tunis ) since 1984 AIESEC Carthage ( IHEC Carthage ) since 1962 AIESEC Hadrumet ( IHEC Sousse ) since 2009 AIESEC Medine ( ESC Manouba ) Since 1989 AIESEC Nabel ( FSEG Nabel ) Since 2005 AIESEC Sfax ( ISAAS Sfax ) Since 1987 AIESEC Thyna ( ESC Sfax ) Since 1997 AIESEC University ( FSEG Tunis ) Since 1987

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Appendix II -

AIESEC Internet Resources

Websites and Information Systems  AIESEC Global (www.aiesec.org) This website contains general information about AIESEC for students, partners, and alumni. It also has information about AIESEC’s history and the AIESEC way.  My AIESEC (www.myaiesec.net) Here you can join groups, network, blog and find out AIESEC news from chapters all over the world. The wiki compiles resources posted by all chapters for their own purposes, as well as to help other chapters. There are communities at all levels of the organization.

Social Websites 

AIESEC Tunisia Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/AIESEC_Tunisia)

AIESEC Tunisia Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.Tunisia)

AIESEC Bardo FB : (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.Bardo.Tunisia) AIESEC Carthage FB : (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.Carthage.Tunisia) AISEC Hadrumet FB : (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.HADRUMET.TUNISIA) AIESEC Medina FB : (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.Medina.Tunisia) AIESEC Nabel FB : (http://www.facebook.com/aiesec.Nabel.tunisia) AIESEC Sfax FB: (http://www.facebook.com/pages/AIESEC-sfax/43428904666) AIESEC Thyna FB (http://www.facebook.com/AIESEC.THYNA.TUNISIA) AIESEC University FB : (http://www.facebook.com/lc.university)

E-mails Contacts : AIESEC Bardo : aiesec.bo@gmail.com AIESEC Carthage aiesec.carthage@gmail.com AISEC Hadrumet aiesec.hadrumet09@gmail.com AIESEC Medina medina.aiesec@gmail.com AIESEC Nabel aiesec.nabel@gmail.com AIESEC Sfax aiesec.sfax@gmail.com AIESEC Thyna lc.thyna@gmail.com AIESEC University aiesec.university@gmail.com

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Appendix III -

AIESEC Acronyms AIESEC

Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales

International @ - AIESEC AI - AIESEC International PAI - President of AIESEC International OGX - Outgoing Exchange ICX - Incoming Exchange TM - Talent Management PBOX - Project Based on Exchange LCD – Local Committee Development VP - Vice President

Local LC - Local Committee LCP - Local Committee President CI - Common Induction ER - External Relations BOA - Board of Advisors EB - Executive Board

GN - Growth Network Africa – Africa AP - Asia Pacific CEE – Central and Eastern Europe Iberoamerica – Latin America, Spain, and the US MENA – Middle East & North Africa WENA – Western Europe & North America

Conferences IC - International Congress LDS - Leadership Development Seminar LMS - Local Motivation Seminar Nat’Co –National Conference Tu’LDS –Tunisian Leadership Development Seminar NPM - National President Meeting NES National Evaluation Seminar

National MC - Member Committee MCP - Member Committee President BOD - Board of Directors NSB – National Support Body NST – National Support Team BD - Business Development

Exchange Related X - Exchange EP - Exchange Participant TN – Trainee Nominee CEED - Cultural Envoy for Exchange Development NGO - Non Governmental Organization DT - Development Traineeship ET - Education Traineeship MT - Management Traineeship TT - Technical Traineeship

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