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Siddharth Bali Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 AIESEC Chandigarh


Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh

Section A | Opening Note

Popularized by US President Harry Truman, the phrase is based on the metaphorical expression passing the buck, that came to mean ‗passing blame‘, or absolving oneself of responsibility or concern by denying authority or jurisdiction over a given matter… and don‘t we witness this phenomenon all around us - in our families ,organizations , political systems etc. ,where people are quick to pass the buck to others when things go wrong. AIESEC leaders in the past have envisioned great things and taken this organization to glorious heights in many aspects, but some dreams still remain distant and year after year we feel that we have not been able to accomplish what we envisioned. With some despair for things not done, another inning starts and we forget to account for what remained unaccomplished and Why! I strongly feel that this has to come to an end somewhere because AIESEC deserves to rise higher and it‘s high time we do not just chase our dreams but overtake them. So, the Buck Stops here! This would mean different things: For AIESEC Chandigarh—I will not tell you what you are suppose to do or why; only because I believe we know that. I am here to tell you how you are suppose to do it. The first step is—Start Living AIESEC. Let‘s not pass on things or responsibilities to the following years or the following Leaders, let‘s get done with things and give a new path for new experiences, innovations and ideas of our future. For members of AIESEC Chandigarh—One reason why all of us joined AIESEC was either Good Experience or Learning but, let me tell you, you are the master of your fate. Let‘s take full responsibility of our work and Experience because that is the only way to grow. For Me—I take the ultimate responsibility of everything I commit to this Local Committee and promise that The Buck will stop here in 2012!

Good Luck! Siddharth Bali Applicant for Local Committee President 2012-13 AIESEC Chandigarh

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh

Section B | Personal Information Curriculum Vitae‘ Name Date of Birth Address

Siddharth Bali 26th August, 1989 #230-A Model Town, Sonepat, Haryana

Mobile E-mail

+91-9466948807 siddbali@gmail.com, bali.siddharth@aiesec.net

Academic Qualification Bachelors of Engineering Computer Science Engineering, Chitkara University July 2011| 11 Trimester| Aggregate – 5.1 C.G.P.A. (10 Scale) Class XII Indraprastha Convent School, Rohini Delhi June 2008 | Aggregate—89% Class X Holy Child Convent School, Sonepat June 2006 | Aggregate—81% Work Experience AIESEC International Youth Organization | 2009 – Till date Lead the Local Chapter with membership of 160 as a Vice-President for 2010 and 2011. I gave an international platform to the youth of Chandigarh and around and managed the portfolios like operations, strategies, marketing and human resources. I helped the organization grow by handling the expansions of the organization in cities like Dehradun and Shimla. Executive Manager IBS Airtel | Delhi | 3 Months I was responsible to solve the existing financial problems of premium clients of Airtel. Being the secretary of the team handled a team of 22 who were elder to me atleast 2 years. Trainee Indo Asian pvt. Ltd. | 6 weeks Got a chance to work Indo Asian pvt. Ltd, as a part of my academics Certified to handle their database of over 300 Employees and a project on the same. Head Boy Indraprastha Convent School | 2007-08 I was the student authority of the school for 1 year. Planned and governed the decisions and activities for the students of the school. Achievements and Interests    

Lead various teams since school days. Won various awards for acting in Rotary Club, Main. Won various titles in the University Other Interests—Squash, Music, travelling and exploring.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh

Section C | AIESEC Experience 1. List all positions held in AIESEC along with duration of the role. Also briefly elaborate on your contribution/performance, as well as the main learning you derived from each role. Organizing Committee Member – JNC 2009 Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success Exchange Coordinator – OGX 2009

Organizing Committee PresidentOGX 2009

You have the learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else

The secret of walking in water is to know where the stones are

Executive Body Coordinator- GEP Event-

Vice President – OGX 2010 Perfection is not where there is no more to add, but no more to take away

Vice President – Talent Management 2011 It only takes one person to change your life - You

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results

Executive Body CoordinatorRecruitments *3

Local Committee President Applicant - 2011

TEAM: Together everyone achieves more.

It’s not about being the best choice among competitors; it’s about being the only option

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 2. Briefly describe your key achievements and failures in AIESEC in the past. Also mention your learnings from your failures and how they have affected your AIESEC journey. (Mention a max of three each) Self evaluation makes me over critical for myself but, also make me reflect how much AIESEC has given to me. There has been good learning in AIESEC which I have added to my list and moved ahead. These experiences always add up and help in giving different perspectives in a completely new situation practically in life. So it is best to give your best short, learn from it and aim for something big. Some of my experiences which have satisfied my expectations and produced decent results are: 1. Team Leader in OGX 2009: AIESEC Chandigarh gave me a beautiful experience of being a Team Leader in OGX 2009, wherein I was not only suppose to lead my classmates (which is really hard, trust me) but, also I was responsible for exploring a completely new market. This led to whole new portfolio of Outbound in AIESEC Chandigarh‘s OGX. It is one of those times in life which makes you feel bigger and better about yourself. 2. Creating the market for OGX and expanding AIESEC: Year 2010 in AIESEC started with a big bang for me. Being a part of the ‘Dream Team‘ was an achievement in itself. 2010 also gave me the opportunity to lead my home portfolio OGX. I was told Chandigarh does not have OGX market, I not only created two markets in Chandigarh (Inbound and Outbound) but also, went out and created entities for sustainable growth of AIESEC Chandigarh. 3. Bringing New projects in TM: AIESEC Chandigarh in 2011 again gave me the responsibility of handling the portfolio we were best at. With strong base came stronger vision for the portfolio and TM of AIESEC Chandigarh kick started new projects, like Associate Membership (to meet AIESEC 2015 vision) and Alumni Relations (handling Life Long Connection of AIESEC experience). I met a lot of people in AIESEC. I even encountered myself. The areas I could have done better in AIESEC are: 1. Targets not completely achieved as Vice President 2010: We as a team were motivated and hardworking and we did put in our best foot forward, but somehow we couldn‘t deliver what I promised. The little satisfaction that I derive from this situation is that I am left a huge pipeline to my successor in form of entities. I have seen highs and lows in my term, there was a time when OGX was number 1 nationally for two consecutively, but somehow we couldn‘t sustain that position. 2. Yet to avail the International platform of AIESEC: I couldn‘t go for AIESEC internship because of my growing responsibilities in AIESEC and my academic cycle. But, sooner or later I will definitely go for exchange. (When are you planning to go?)

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 3.

List the Local/ National/ International conferences you have attended and in what capacity. Mention Year, Conference Name, Location and Role.

Conference Name

Year

Place

Role

Local Development Seminar

2009

Parwaano

Delegate

Local Congress

2009,2010,2011

Zirakpur*3 , Parwaano*3, Shimla

Delegate*3, Facilitator*4

June National Conference

2009,2010,2011

Shimla, Silvassa,Jaipur

Core OC member, Delegate*2

National Strategic Conference

2009,2010

Jaipur,Silvassa

Delegate*2

National Congress

2010,2011

Kodiakanal,Jaipur

Delegate*2

International Congress- India Night

2010

Hydereabad

Party Delegate

National Leadership Development Seminar

2010,2011

Jaipur,Silvassa

Facilitator*2

4. Describe the experience of being a part of the Executive Body of AIESEC Chandigarh. How do you think other members on the team would evaluate your contribution to the team & LCs organizational direction? Being on the Executive Body of AIESEC Chandigarh has been a very intense, challenging and yet a very cherishable experience for me. A few things which contributed the most to this experience have been my team and our team leader. My Team – The Dream Team| The Fellowship I have been lucky to be part of two unmatched teams. Both the teams were very different yet alike. They have been my critics; they have challenged me to the core and thus have been my strength in this City Beautiful. Both the teams have been like a ‗Jigsaw puzzle‘ where each one of us has completed the other. We have cried together, shared, smiled, laughed, celebrated, fought, hugged, trusted each other and have shared some of those ecstatic moments which I shall cherish for life. Both the teams have always respected my view points and have respected my contribution in the LC. Our Team Leader – The LCP Our team leader has been what we call the ―backbone‖ of our team. If there was anyone on the team who would constantly support you, challenge you or push you to do more and help you realize the bigger picture it was this one guy who did it absolutely amazingly well. I would want to thank both of them for giving me my space and helping me improve each day.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 5. What are your three basic Learnings/Values for life, which you have derived through your AIESEC experience? (Answer objectively) There is one reason we share- to join AIESEC is to Learn. AIESEC is the only organization I have come across where people appreciate you and motivate you more when you make mistakes because we all know AIESEC is the platform where we do things practically. This is the beauty of this organization. AIESEC values are indeed very hard to live by each and every day, which I have lived (I can safely say that) but, there are few things I would want to share, such as: 

Create Magic: It always seems impossible until it‘s done. Self Belief is the solution to a lot of problems in the world. ‗Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure‘. All we need to do is channelize our energies and create magic.

Be a Perfectionist: One of the AIESEC values also teaches you to ‘Strive for Excellence‘, AIESEC taught me how important it is to remain focused and complete your task with perfection. To be a perfectionist, one has to be extremely passionate about his work. It‘s here in AIESEC where I realized what I am good at and what I am passionate about.

Love what you do: With Self Belief and Passion, one will always do what he loves and give his soul to it. Pride makes us do things well. But it is love that makes us do them to perfection.

With these learning I am sure I made the right decision to apply for the post of LCP.

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~The Road Not Taken

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh

Section D | Motivation 1. Why did you decide to run for LCP of AIESEC Chandigarh? What are the qualities required for this role & what makes you best suited for this role? Most of us settle in, and settle for what we have. Rather than pursue, we accept. We need to declare war on passivity. Hush the inner voice that insists you‘re over the hill, past your prime, unworthy of attaining those dreams. Disbelief is now the enemy, as is the notion of settling. Get hungry. Get fired up. Find your backbone, and your wings. These were some thoughts and feelings I had when I decided to apply for LCP. It wasn‘t just the Willpower that made me apply: There is something destined for all of us and we know at some point of our lives we have to do it, and this decision was destined for me. Hence, I knew I had to apply and take the responsibility of this LC onto my shoulders. Not only because I owe a lot to this LC but also as a responsible and ideal AIESECer, it's my responsibility to give beautiful experiences across City Beautiful. I want to get involved in something that I really care for and passionate about -- that is, I want to make AIESEC Chandigarh as great as it can possibly be, not because I will learn a lot, but just because it can be done. What is required and I have:-

Commitment: I am ready to commit 1 year of my life for the betterment of this LC.

Care: I care for the LC and for everyone who is directly or indirectly associated with it.

Connection: I aim to connect those who will benefit and enrich each others‘ lives in equal measure.

Communication: I communicate candidly. Tell people what they should hear rather than what they want to hear.

Expand Capacity: I aim to expand people‘s capacity to help them give and get more from their own lives.

I enjoy AIESEC: It is extremely important to enjoy what you do. In AIESEC, after spending a decent amount of time, one loses his interest in the work or the organization easily. But, I still enjoy AIESEC and its people, after spending more than two and a half years. I still sometimes feel like a new recruit. I am aligned to the vision of AIESEC.

I have Organizational Experience: To be a Great Leader, you need to be a good follower. Every organization chooses someone who has a lot of experience in that particular organization, to be able to lead it from the front. I was recruited in Feb 2009 and have been on the Executive Board of AIESEC Chandigarh for two consecutive years, which has given me an opportunity to see the LC growing, very closely. I understand the trends and needs of this Local Committee. I also have the experience of working in the 2 focus areas of AIESEC--- TM and OGX, that too on the EB. And I believe I have it in me and I am ready to be the next face of AIESEC Chandigarh

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 2. Please describe your career progress to date and your future and long-term career goals. How do you expect an LCP term to help you achieve these goals and why now?

Career Goals

Personal Goals

Short Term:

Short Term:

Complete my Graduation by July 2011 and address myself as Er. Siddharth Bali

Have an international experience through AIESEC. Be the LCP of AIESEC Chandigarh. Be financially independent.

Long term:

Long term:

Work in Strategies and Operation Consultancy

Travel around the World Get Married and be happy ever after. 

Benefits of an LCP Term One of the biggest things that AIESEC has given me till now, is a channel to utilise my passion in something constructive, and to build upon it. The high of feeling this way is incomparable and forces me to bring out the best that I have. This has happened in different roles. As an LCP, I obviously expect this to grow to new heights. Aman Jain (PAI 2010) told me that the only powerful role in AIESEC is that of the LCP only. The LCP experience is the ultimate leadership experience that you can get, at 22 years of age. It teaches you how to have trust and faith in people, so much so that people often surprise you, and surpass your own ambitions for them. In my long term goal for my life, I expect to be leading a core group of people, each of whom would be independently managing the undertakings. The LCP experience would be my first taste of such an experience and I want to get the maximum out of it. I want to take this powerful role. Why Now I‘ve spent a long time in the organisation, and the only natural step up I see from here is to be LCP. If I don‘t make it to the LCP position, then this is the end of the road for me in AIESEC, and I would be moving on for an internship and would get started with my career. This is the only opportunity that I have to be LCP. Further reasons for applying have been given in the previous question.

3. Highlight your time commitment throughout the whole of next year (till Dec 2012; Academic or otherwise). Ideally, how much time should an LCP give to his role? I feel so good that my academic cycle is supporting me to apply for this role. I am currently in my last academic semester of my graduation, January onwards I have to do a local internship for 6 months which will I can help myself easily. In short I will be 24X7 available for this Local Chapter next year. According to me, AIESEC is no more a volunteer organization for the EB and specifically for the LCP. LCP term demands mental space, physical time commitment and sacrifices for the LC in all 365 days. I am up for giving 1 more year of my life to AIESEC Chandigarh.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 4. What is your vision for AIESEC in Chandigarh for the year ahead? What legacy would you want to leave behind? Vision is the lifeblood of any organization. It is what keeps it moving forward. It provides meaning to the day-to-day challenges and setbacks that make up the rumble and tumble of real life. Vision is like compass, which shows direction to the organization. AIESEC Chandigarh has a vision for 2015 and I would want to stick to it for 2012 so that the action steps are accordingly.

―First choice organization for delivering high volume of excellent stakeholder experiences through physical and virtual platform around the world. We are known for engaging and delivering socially responsible, culturally sensitive & entrepreneurial leaders around the world who create a cross generational impact on the society.‖ I want to leave the legacy where people know why their efforts matter. They are able to connect their actions to a larger story. I wish to leave the legacy of Great Leadership. Members of AIESEC Chandigarh should know what it is we are trying to build—and why it matters. It is about painting a picture of a better future. I wish to leave a legacy where people enjoy AIESEC. It is about living AIESEC and not just merely being part of it. THE BUCK IS NOT PASSED.

5. What are your three most substantial personal accomplishments (non-AIESEC), and why do you view them as such? Provide a candid assessment of your strengths and weaknesses. Most sustainable accomplishments are:-

Leadership Roles—I have been a proactive student throughout my life and taking responsibilities comes naturally to me. I have been Head Boy of the school, Organizing team Leader for various events for Rotary Club and CU.

Working in the Social, Corporate and Glamour business—Working at the NGO (with my maternal Uncle) call centre and doing modelling shows in the past have really added well to my knowledge and gave me a lot of perspectives about life, humans and world.

Strengths: 

Perfectionist : It‘s not good enough anymore to be ‗pretty good‘ at everything. You have to be the most of something: the most elegant, the most colourful, the most responsive, the most accessible. I am ‗Most‘ in enjoying the moment and living in the past, which sorts out a lot of things for me.

Neoteny : Neoteny is the retention of childlike attributes in adulthood. When we are young, we learn, we socialize, we play, we experiment, we are curious, we feel wonder, we feel joy, we change, we grow, we imagine, we hope. Neoteny guides me beyond the rigid frameworks and opinionated world created by adults.

Good Social Skills: The world is about being comfortable where you are and making people feel comfortable, and that‘s what social skills are. What‘s important is to be kind, and be gracious and do it in ways that make people want to do that for someone else. This helps me connect to everyone and leave a positive impression on them.

Being Focused, Dependable, Genuine, Disciplined and Flexible are some of my Strengths that help me survive in the World.

Weaknesses: 

I have a tendency to be self-critical and to under-estimate myself; also because I always have a step by step plan to achieve things.

I have a tendency of taking responsibilities more than I am suppose to handle, in the process of trying to complete the tasks I end up losing a lot of energy, time and mental capacity.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh I aim to capitalize on my strengths in any situation and when my weaknesses affect my behavior, I try to modify them, by trying to understand the situation better, using my competencies and not let my weaknesses hamper my decision/action. I think I can say that the biggest strength I have is that I am aware of my shortcomings !

6. What is your understanding of the term leadership? Describe your leadership style? Explain how your style will be suitable for AIESEC Chandigarh in its current state. I personally feel word Leadership has various definitions and interpretations, varying from person to person. In Wikipedia Leadership has been described as the ―process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task" AIESEC helped me define my understanding of Leadership in the following words:‘Leadership

is the capability to influence situations through people, bettering both in the process.’ I feel this definition is apt for my Leadership style and especially for AIESEC. AIESEC is all about learning and people. AIESEC Chandigarh needs a leader who can understand the people more than anything else. A leader, who has significant understanding of people, will automatically be somebody who is compassionate, empathetic, and will be able to envision a better future for not only the organization but individuals and thus align them well for the ultimate goal – learning and a sense of achievement to carry forth. AIESEC Chandigarh needs people who can provide courage and guidance to people to take their shot to do something they never imagined themselves capable of.

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Section E | LC Administration 1.

List down the different aspects of the job role of an LCP.

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2. Analyze the trends of the past three years (including 2011) of AIESEC Chandigarh's strategic direction (include performance & culture). How do you see the organization direction of AIESEC Chandigarh shaping up in the coming two years?

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh Year 2012 & 2013:“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Year 2012 for AIESEC Chandigarh, or any other LC for that matter, is considered to be the epitome of activity and the first step to shape up AIESEC 2015 and beyond in the most evolutionary manner, will be an year in which AIESEC Chandigarh will not only be setting examples in the global network but also be delivering the most challenging and electrifying experiences at all levels of hierarchy in the LC. I have a vision for my LC, which has already started making me feel electrified and powerful. It is about living AIESEC and not just merely being part of it. 2012 will not pass the Buck else, it will be hard for 2013 & 2014 to achieve 2015 target. 2013 will have to sustain the evolution and create a strong platform for 2014 to take a huge leap.

3. What should be the Focus Areas of AIESEC Chandigarh for 2012-2013 and how will you implement them? 2011 has given a lot of directions to us in terms of what should happen and when. But, to make it sustainable 2012 needs to focus and answer only on following 3 questions for AIESEC Chandigarh. These 3 circles are from Hedgehog Concept.

Exchange

We are Passionate about : Impact || Experiences || Leadership || Creating change || Exchange We can be best in the World : Internally

Externally

Organizational Structure to boost Capacity building. Short term Leadership roles and Entities play major role here.

Client Relation Management

Adding Value to all the Projects(ICX and OGX) by Research to understand the needs of the city and redefining the measure of success of the projects. This also includes International Relations and giving great experiences to Interns & EPs.

Branding our Experiences and projects in the Corporate and Student Sectors, through increasing our stakeholders—Members and clients. Also by changing the Parental perception about AIESEC will add on. We also have to increase the association with external.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh Strong International Relations is must for AIESEC Chandigarh right now. This includes regular incoming/outgoing CEEDs and fixed budget for investing in IR. We also need to empower our EPs to be able to carry the brand name of AIESEC Chandigarh.

Engaging maximum number of students in AIESEC through Exchange or Experential Leadership Development Programme or Associate Membership, to grow holistically.

What drives our Economic Engine 

Exchange (Growth in GIP ICX, GCDP and GIP OGX)

Funds “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

4. List down action steps for AIESEC Chandigarh in 2012, with respect to the six elements of the National Long Term Direction, laid down at NSC 2011.

‘The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible‘ 

Expanding AIESEC Network in Chandigarh: There are 10 ways to expand. 1. Open another location 2. Offer your business as a franchise for AIESEC both mean the same, this means we really have to concentrate on our Entities and equip them to meet the requirements to reach the ideal state. 3. License your product, AIESEC Nationally is trying to get there. 4. Form an alliance, what it means in AIESEC is to collaborate and grow (explained in the last point of the answer) we can do this externally as well as internally. 5. Diversify we really need to offer diverse products and do product packaging customized. 6. Target other markets this is something we have started and approaching market we never worked before.7. Win a government contract, this is the focus area and we will work with Government directly or indirectly in 2012.8. Merge with or acquire other business (somewhat same as the 4th point) 9. Expand Globally for AIESEC this means establishing strong IR. 10. Expand to the internet this is very self-explanatory. (Refer to Q.7 of Section E)

Financial Sustainability driving Growth: AIESEC Chandigarh is a financially healthy LC, this because of the holistic growth in all the portfolios. Financial Sustainability is extremely important for any organization to grow, it‘s like backbone of the organization. The major financial strain of all LCs across AIESEC India is GCDP ICX. In AIESEC Chandigarh, GCDP ICX has a good financial models for the clients, it has been always been break-even in this case. Though a lot of money has been pending with some clients of GCDP, which shall be tracked as soon as possible. Improving the number of Exchanges in GIP ICX, GCDP and GIP. Making profit from the 2 events mentioned in Q. 10 of this section. Also to boost it MC is coming up with new financial model for every Program which will serve the purpose. (Refer to Finance in Section G)

Collaborations across Sectors: Collaborations is the next big thing in AIESEC. It is always better to join hands and grow together. Instead of doing our own events, AIESEC Chandigarh shall have external partners to deliver events and have bigger and better Impact. These External partners can be Corporates, Event Management Companies, NGOs or College Fests. Formalizing partnerships by signing MOUs give a lot of clarity in terms of delivery, this will be taken care by TL Research and Development ( Refer to Q.6 section F)

Brand and Information Management: For Branding it is important for us to promote Experiences of Members, Clients, Parents, Interns and EPs in such a way that words—Leadership and International become synonyms of AIESEC. Information Management (IM) starts with right Transition and regular communication. Both the Projects involve Talent Management portfolio and should be the bottom-line of it. (Refer to CIM in Section G)

Legalization: Since AIESEC India holds the authority to deal the legal status of all Indian L.Cs, the best we can contribute is by information management and documenting all processes.

Program Delivery Efficiency: There are 4 Programs that we offer GIP, GCDP, TLP and TMP. This is the basic point which AIESEC Chandigarh needs to focus on. This will be done by regular and strict reviews of the Project Manager, by Feedbacks of the Members, Clients, Interns and EPs. Also, TL Research and Development shall contribute a lot here. (Refer to Q.14 of Section E)

5. What is your vision statement for AIESEC Chandigarh from 2012-2015, keeping in mind the BHAG, and the direction the organization is headed towards, at the international, national as well as local level.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh Also, come up with a stand that the Local Committee will adopt for the year 2012 in particular, and explain it. Vision is the lifeblood of any organization. It is what keeps it moving forward. It provides meaning to the day-to-day challenges and setbacks that make up the rumble and tumble of real life. My vision for AIESEC Chandigarh for 20122015 will be

“First choice organization for delivering high volume of excellent stakeholder experiences through physical and virtual platform around the world. We are known for engaging and delivering socially responsible, culturally sensitive & entrepreneurial leaders around the world who create a cross generational impact on the society.” My stand for AIESEC Chandigarh will be my theme, -- “The Buck Stops Here!” (For explanation please refer to Section A.) 6. Propose the organizational structure that you plan to follow for the next year including the second level management, non-exchange roles & LC Entities.

*For Job role explanation of Manager Research and Development refer to Q.6 Section F. *For Job role explanation of Managers in Exchange Support portfolio refer to Section G.

ENTITIES VP Expansion and Managers will support them.

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Give your take on expansions as a concept for an LC like AIESEC Chandigarh, which is unfortunate

to have a huge market to capitalize on within the local reality itself. Give a detailed plan of all possible LC Entities with Organizational structure & timelines. Month

AIESEC in Dehradun

AIESEC in Thapar

New Entity

January

LCC and EB are announced Training in this month. MB should be made. AIESEC Beta in schools should start.

LCC and MB are announced Training in this month. MoU should be signed with the Authorities. AIESEC Beta in schools should start.

February

Recruitment (OGX based in UPES and nearby colleges) and Raising in every portfolio (GIP Tourism and TN/ET, GCDP Adhoc Client based exchange)

Recruitment (OGX based) in TU, NLU and Patiala University.

March

Raising for Worldview, Akshar and ASL starts and BKK OC announcement. (Quarter 1 Review)

Raising for Worldview, Akshar and ASL starts and BKK OC announcement. (Quarter 1 Review)

April

15th April Matching should start for all the portfolios

15th April Matching should start for all the portfolios

Research work and partnership in the prospective entity (JP Solan/ Shimla)

May

High on Matching and BKK event. ASL Raising

High on Matching and BKK event.

Promotions for AIESEC (OGX) membership.

June

Realizations (OGX and ICX). AIESEC in Dehradun becomes official expansion. (Quarter 2 Review)

Realizations (OGX and ICX). (Quarter 2 Review)

Few Realizations if possible. Summer Vacations

July

Realizations (OGX and ICX).

Realizations (OGX and ICX).

Summer Vacations

August

Y2B and New MB in place.

Y2B and New MB in place.

Global Village for Branding and Recruitment (OGX) membership.

September

ASL Realizations. (Quarter 3 Review)

ASL Realizations. (Quarter 3 Review)

Training and Induction.

October

ASL Realizations, and Recruitment and Induction

ASL Realizations and Recruitment and Induction

Matching and preparations or Realizations

November

High on Matching

High on Matching

Matching

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Realizations till January 2013. (Quarter 4 Review)

Realizations. (Quarter 4 Review)

Realizations.

*GCDP raises are Adhoc. *Realizations for GIP (Tourism, Akshar and TN/ET) and GCDP ( Worldview and Client customized realizations) can happen throughout the year. GIP (ASL) and OGX will have to follow strict deadlines. ICX has to be self sustainable and financially stable; accommodation should be arranged by the client in every portfolio. *BKK will be done together in all the entities including Chandigarh to help BD and CIM. Y2B will be the Recruitment event. Both the Entities should do events with their Clients with the help of Research and Development Manager. *Regular training seminars and Review will be done by VP Expansion, LCC and Expansion Managers, to make sure everything is on track. *LCC Dehradun will be in direct touch with the LCP post becoming official expansion.

8. What role does AIESEC Chandigarh play in the national association presently? How should this role evolve in 2012? AIESEC Chandigarh has emerged in the past few years as one of the leading and most sustainably growing Local Committees in the National Association .Today, AIESEC Chandigarh is like one of a role model Local Committee. AIESEC Chandigarh has been the pioneering LC in implementing and strategizing new innovative ideas which can be followed nationally. AIESEC Chandigarh has played a very crucial role in the national association in terms of thought. The national association has benefited from our BCPs of last year in 2011. National Association also learns how to welcome every change and adapt to it. Major role that AIESEC Chandigarh will play in 2012, in National Association will be that of ‘Implementation‘. Keeping in mind the vision 2015 and the immediate action steps to it, AIESEC Chandigarh has to implement and give a completely new direction to national association. AIESEC Chandigarh will be innovative and sharp in its approach and won‘t Pass the Buck.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 9. Layout a synergy plan & accountability structure between different portfolios in the LC. How will you as LCP ensure you track common bottom-lines of two VPs? (Also consider LC Entities EwA and LCC Activities into account) LCP

ICX

ICX

OGX

CIM

ER

TM

Finance

ED

Overall Exchange Strategy Development through IR

Project Branding, Myaiesec.net, Brand Education, KM, Virtual Forums

Product Packaging through MDPs, Partners Network

Manpower Planning, TM Processes in Project teams, CEEDS

Financial Policies, Budgeting, Project Feasibility

Understanding of the project and Matching.

Website & Virtual Platform, OGX Promotion Partnerships,

Promotion Partnerships, Client Network for WAP and Database student database.

EP Induction, EP Assessment, Reintegration, X+L

Budgeting, Event handling, Tracking EP Payment modules

Matching

Event Promotions & Partnerships

Newsletters, Blogs, Media

Website and Virtual Platform Budgeting

Proper Media publications and promotions within the entities. University Relations and Recruitments (EPs)

External Sessions Support

Fund Raising, In Kind Raising

Minor Fund raising for the Events.

Membership Investment

Job role for the LCC & other members. R&R and X+L.

OGX

Overall Exchange Strategy Development through IR

CIM

Publications, Media Coverage, External Communication

Knowledge Management, Recruitment (EPs), Promotion in the tri-city.

ER

Project Funding, Learning Partners

Recruitment & Event Selling, Talent Sponsorships

Proposal Standardizatio n & Virtual Platform as a Product

TM

R&R, Membership Efficiency and CM, Stakeholder Engagement

Talent Planning, Preparation, Experience Marketing

Membership mailers, Updates, use of Virtual Platform, Media

Recruitment & Event Raising

Finance

Monitoring Receivables, Logistical Management

Accounting, Receivables, Investments in CEEDs

Survey Budgets, Publication Partnerships

Planning according to budget deficits

R&R

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Monitoring Receivables, Logistical, R&R


Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 10. List down all the events AIESEC Chandigarh should host in 2012-13 along with objectives, financial implications & a time-line (including conferences – Local, Regional & National). S.No.

Event

Objective

Financial Implications

Time line

1.

Y2B

Giving a platform to the youth of Chandigarh to know about the Corporate sector, Branding, Boost in the Recruitments.

Profit is not the motive here so all the ER money can be used.

February

2.

Balakalakaar

Direct Impact, New Partnerships, Branding and Profit.

No investment from the LC money but, from the money of ER.

Mid May

3.

TedX

TedX is one event which one of our BoA wants to do with AIESEC. We can take a lot of leverage from this event in all sectors and also will boost recruitments.

This event might demand small investment but, return on money will be worth it.

August

4.

International Conference or Social Event or Event on Government issue.

I am keeping event open ended and according to the LC realities VP ER shall decide which event we really can do.

Branding profit.

5.

Recruitment

For healthy manpower.

Does not investment

much

Early Feb and end July

6.

LCongs

LC review, planning and motivation of the membership.

LC will invest money for membership but, we surely should sell the sessions this time.

May, October and January 2013

AIESEC

need

and

November

We shall also do Global Village, Cultural Events for Trainees, Partner with external events which can be department specific like Principal Summit in July, various Corporate Conclave and Social Events.

11. Critically analyse the culture of AIESEC in Chandigarh. What aspects of the current culture will you retain and what aspects will you change in the coming year? How do you plan to do the same? Culture for me is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an in organization. I have seen the LC culture change variably since I joined AIESEC. There are always things that go for the LC, and things that don‘t quite contribute positively to the LC culture. This year, AIESEC in Chandigarh has seen a major positive cultural especially post August recruitment. Though less number of new recruits attended NLDS and experienced AIESEC at a bigger level but, still has managed to instill a sense of commitment in many members which is visible. Aspects I would want to retain

Aspects I would want to emphasize on

Office Culture

Trainee-Member interaction

Willing to Learn

More people actively attending GBMs and Conferences

Informal Forums

Leader-Member connection

Sense of competition through RnR

No more passing the Buck and taking the responsibility

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 12.

Describe the role a VP will play in the LC (around performance & attitude) in 2012.

After being a Vice President myself for two consecutive years I am sure of the role of a VP and EB. In 2012 following will be the roles a VP will have to play:-

The EB exists as a device to gain understanding about important issues facing the LC and give right direction to the LC.

Each VP has the ability to argue and debate in search of understanding, not from the egoistic need to win a point or protect their interests.

Each VP will retain the respect of every members of the LC, without expectation.

EB is made of VPs who come from a range of perspectives but, each VP needs to have deep knowledge about some aspects of the LC and/or the environment in which they operate.

EB is a standing body, not an adhoc committee assembled for a specific project. So, VPs need to be strong as an individuals and a team as well.

EB will have to meet once a week for official meetings and once in their respective Task Force meet. Both the meetings will be called by the LCP.

VP will be responsible and accountable for his/her performance and department.

VP also has to be self-motivated throughout the year.

Does not pass the Buck!

13. What immediate change/evolution is required in the LC‘s Communication Strategy, Organizational Structure, Rewards and Recognition, Information Management and Functional Management, in order to equip ourselves for approaching 2015? Before we understand the changes/evolution we must know the Subsystem Chart of AIESEC

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh Subsystem

Organizational Structure

Talent Management

Changes/Evolution 

Addition of TL Research & Development to penetrate the market.

VP Expansions should have 3 Active Managers (Refer to Q.6 Section E)

Exchange Support Portfolios should have teams from the starting of the year.

Externals Involvement

Short Term TLP experiences.

 Evolve the job role of Associate Members (As they are living AIESEC at EwA stage in true sense. 

RnR for Associate Members.

Balanced Training sessions for Core Membership and Associate Membership.

 Promoting ‗Experience‘ specific blogs or case studies (TLP, TMP,OC, Conferences, Sessions, etc..) Information Management

Financial Management

Exchange Management

Online Campaign for Chandigarh Youth.

Focus on Virtual Recruitments.

Webinars on various topics by EB or Externals for LC and Youth.

Department specific Dropbox for Knowledge Management.

Investment in Communication

Legal Advisor

Out Sourcing our Logistical demand.

Asset Generation

Minimum 2 months for Event Planning.

Stronger CRM and Feedback as a protocol.

Tracking Realizations

Exploring new market for Exchange

Self sustained Exchanges.

Collaborate (in and outside AIESEC) to boost exchanges.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 14. What is your understanding & link between AIESEC 2015, the BHAG, the three wheels, and the Programs? How will you effectively implement the four ELD Programmemes, keeping in mind the LC‘s realities?

BHAG of 2015-- Engage and develop every young person in the world

Our Why: First Choice Partner, Positive Impact&Global Youth Voice (2015wheels

Our What: Delivering high volume of AIESEC Programs (GCDP, GIP, TMP & TLP) and also to our clients.

Our How: Taking care of Culture, Performance and Delivery management.

I feel AIESEC Chandigarh is in a right zone to be able to deliver and implement the four ELD (Experiential Leadership Development) Programs i.e. TMP, TLP, GIP and GCDP. It is only about giving experiences. 4 programs are like 4 products that AIESEC will offer and any individual can chose which AIESEC product he/she wants to avail. AIESEC Chandigarh all we need to do: -

Offer the right Program to the right person.

Train that person to make best use of the Program.

Review his/her growth in that Program by the performance.

Offer the next right stage to him/her.

―The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious‖

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 15. What ideal role will AIESEC play as an International youth organization in Chandigarh in 2012?

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Section F | Exchange 1. Please give your (probable) targets/plans for the next year. Please justify the same, especially along the lines of: a. b. c. d.

Membership Volume & Experience Logistical Management Stakeholders Experience Delivery International Relations

Department

GCDP ICX

GIP ICX

GCDP OGX

GIP OGX

Expansions

Total

Project Target

Conserve

60

ASK

15

WV outstation

50

Footprints

60

Rural Development

80

Genesis

25

TN/ET

60

Akshar

35

BYF

30

TT

25

MT

55

Inbound

65

Outbound

50

Inbound

20

Outbound

25

Dehradun

Thapar

20 ICX

10 ICX

55 OGX

50OGX

790

Membership Volume (floating)

Logistical Management

International Relations

35

Book keeping, office space, 2 months advance planning for the realizations. 3 Trainee house every month.

1 outgoing CEED in January and July each. EPs be our Ambassadors to promote ICX.

40

Book keeping, office space, 2 months advance planning for the realizations. 3 Trainee house every month.

1 outgoing CEED in January and July each. EPs be our Ambassadors to promote ICX.

Book keeping, office space and Marketing.

1 incoming CEED in January and July each. Early Country partnerships will help.

Book keeping, office space and Marketing

1 incoming CEED in January and July each. Early Country partnerships will help.

30

25

50(active)

ICX exchanges must demand no logistical management at all this year. Book keeping.

1 incoming CEED in January and July each. Early Country partnerships will help.

180

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me.‖ 2. How will you ensure Delivery will be a part of the basic Exchange process? Also, mention any new initiatives around Delivery. The strategies which will be implemented next year to increase the ‗Quality Consciousness‘ in the LC are as follows:  

 

  

Tracking Realizations: It is very important to track our work. For good delivery system, it is very important to track each and every realization. Quality systems: We need t get one and work very closely with an accommodation partner in Chandigarh so that we can implement a new quality system which will be put in place the coming year. It will solve the biggest problem related to the international interns, which is accommodation. Involving EPs in LC forums: This increases the opportunities for both AIESECers & EPs to understand & connect with each other. Having CEEDS & Involving Interns in L.C Operations: A lot depends on activities of international LCs when it comes to exchange. Sending CEEDs abroad enables us to make an international influence. Involving interns in LC operations increases the LC’s productivity and gives the interns a more enriching experience. Social occasions with interns: Promotes mutual bonding and understanding. Having stakeholder meets: It will increase our understanding of external needs and help us customize our product. It also leads to better expectation settings with our stake holders. Survey & Feedback system: They can be done online and physically. These will give us sufficient information and understanding for improving our services & innovating.

3. Mention the major reasons for the imbalance in OGX and ICX. How do you plan to bridge the gap and also grow ICX at the same time? There are various reasons for the imbalance in OGX and ICX such as:-

Difference between the number of VP ICX and OGX we have had, 2009 had 4 VP ICX and 1 VP OGX; 2010 had 5 VP ICX and 2 VP OGX.

AIESEC India wanted to have 100% growth in terms of number of exchanges and ICX is the easy way to do that so, OGX never was a focus area. It is past 1 year that OGX has gained attention.

Chandigarh youth is also not very culturally sound and open to explore new countries except USA, UK and Canada. Also, the college cycles play a vital role in the hindrance of OGXs‘ growth.

ICX can be done throughout the year but, OGX has fixed cycle.

Investments on ICX are way too much then OGX.

Plan to bridge the gap and also grow ICX at the same time:- 2011 had 2 VP OGX for the city, LCCs and their teams handling OGX, we should follow the same structure in 2012. 

We just have to adhere to the time lines of OGX to witness exponential growth.

 Through EPIC, we should empower our EPs and they should be AIESEC Chandigarh‘s Ambassadors for promoting ICX.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 4. Analyze the underutilization of OGX in the last 2 years with respect to potential market and give strategies to increase the same. Also mention what role Entities will play in this.

To understand this issue we need to know the past— 

In 2008 we did 28 exchanges and all were from Chandigarh but, we expanded in LPU.

In 2009 we did 82 exchanges out of which more than half was done by LPU and Chandigarh market wasn‘t focused.

In 2010 we did 88 Exchanges majorly from Chandigarh and focus again was on creating OGX entities.

Strategies I would suggest here would be:-

We must follow the same OGX structure in 2012.

College and University partnerships should be the protocol to do OGX.

Strong Exchange Participant Induction Conferences shall help.

Most importantly— Raise on time, Match on time and Realize on time.

Role of Entities:-

The major reason of creating Entities was boosting OGX as all the entities were started from a college or university based.

Ideal way to grow is through OGX, where all members of an LC have been on exchange. This will give them a strong membership and they will be living AIESEC in true sense, I see Dehradun and Thapar moving in the right direction.

Entities will definitely play a role in terms of number but, more importantly for their growth it is important.

So, over all we really haven‘t focused on Chandigarh market for OGX in past 2 years. I consider 2011 to be a real landmark year in the history of OGX for Chandigarh‘s market.

5.

Describe the experience of a member in an Exchange Team.

Team Leader - A young person gains access to AIESEC‘s value-based platform, and he or she experiences:    

A practical team leader or executive leadership body experience Personal and professional development Practical hard and soft skills development Activities which develop an entrepreneurial and responsible attitude towards being a better leader

TLP participants can have different types of team-based leadership experiences such as leading a team or acting as a part of the executive leadership body of an entity. Team    

Member - A young person gains access to AIESEC‘s value-based platform, and he or she experiences: A practical team experience Practical hard and soft skills development Access to a global network An entrepreneurial and responsible attitude towards being a better leader

TMP participants can have different types of practical team experiences, such being a part of a project team, a functional team, the organizing committee of an event, or an executive team of a an entity.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 6.

List down any innovation(s) that you intend to bring in exchange/exchange departments. i.

Manager Research and Development in each portfolio:

Manager R&D ICX—1. Research and partner with all the possible Corporate, Social and Principal Summits happening in the City, just to make sure AIESEC is present everywhere. 2. They are also responsible for Research of new areas we can enter in their respective portfolios. 3. Delivery.

Manager R&D OGX—1. Research and partner with all the youth events or fest in the city. 2. Research and partnerships with the new prospective clients. 3. Delivery

Manager R&D Expansions—Research and partnership with the new prospective entities.

ii.

GCDP :

 Collaboration & Association with external organization to increase operation capacity & knowledge.  

Targeting C.S.R wings of organizations through synergy with ER to raise funds. External Recognition: In the form of partnerships & external awards. iii.

GIP :

 Development of more efficient & effective system of Client Relationship Management. 

Efficient Trainee Induction & management program. This is a challenge since the interns keep coming throughout the year and then too get busy to interact. iv.

OGX :

 Through CEEDs, partnerships & X+L, doing reverse matching. It‘s relatively more efficient.      

Strengthening EP induction through AIESEC engagement programs. Delivering through University partnerships, which will increase the program‘s credibility. Investing on IR to form international pool for Indian GIP EP takers. Elaborate process of selecting EPs to be raised. Contacting AIESEC Alumni for exchange. Chitkara Rajpura be under OGX Outbound and Chitkara Baddi by under OGX Inbound

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Section G | Non-Exchange External Relations

1. Critically analyze the External Relations portfolio this year & list down the roles & responsibilities of VP ER in 2012.

"Nonprofits have to recognize that they're businesses, not just causes. There's a way to combine the very best of the not-for-profit, philanthropic world with the very best of the for-profit, enterprising world. This hybrid is the wave of the future for both profit and non-profit companies." From "Genius At Work" - an interview with Bill Strickland, CEO of the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and the Bidwell Training Center Inc. AIESEC Chandigarh got a sustainable support from the External Relations portfolio this year in the following aspects:    

Co-Branding- With a good synergy with CIM department ER was able to collaborate with the external for the events like Walk for the Girl Child and PEC Fest. This is the ideal way to move forward and we will build on this. Innovations- With a good understanding of the organization ER has been very innovative in terms of product packaging especially selling GBMs, OGX seminars etc. Board of Advisor (BoA) Involvement— This year BoA involvement has not been very tangible but, BoA has always been a support. CRM—2011 ER has retained all the clients of 2010 and has added new. We have delivered everything that we promised to all the clients.

Areas to emphasize on in 2012: 

   

New Business Opportunities, as in we really can innovate on our Product packaging and offer customized products for example few things will surely happen—Selling OGX seminars as LEAD(Lead Engage Activate and Develop) sessions and AIESEC Beta, Co-Branding, Selling Sessions at GBMs and LCongs, Space in the External Newsletters and much more. Collaborating with external events with the help of Research and Development Manager. Vmax where V=Value, it is always helpful to over deliver, this is exactly what 2012 will do. Having a Sales Culture, where there is a standardized Appointment package that every member of AIESEC Chandigarh will carry that will be standardized by VP CIM and ER. This again is a sellable product. Manager R&D ER—Research and innovating/customizing new products that AIESEC can sell also sustaining the partnerships

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 2.

Give your (probable) ER target for the next year. Justify the same. Product

Month

Y2B

Throughout the Year and Major in February.

2,50,000

We will work with partners who wish to get access to a lot of Youth in the city and shall bring National partners for this event.

Balakalakaar

May

3,50,000

This event will be 1 weeklong event and partners will get a lot of Branding, moreover this event will lead to Direct Impact.

2 Recruitments

Feb and Aug

1,50,000

By tapping on to new clients and increasing the price of our database will help.

TedX

August

1,00,000

Probable Target (can be more)

*Some Event (Social, International or Project will be decided by VP ER)

November

3,00,000

This is again an event which will lead to Direct impact and if start working on this from August itself I am sure we will be able to deliver a great event.

BoA

Throughout the year

2,00,000

Involving BoA in the events is very important and Chitkara‘s have always been very supportive financially.

Other products (OGX seminars, Newsletters, Sessions, Online Space etc.)

Major partnership in starting of the year

3,50,000

There are a lot of companies who wish to reach out to the youth of the city and even if they pay in small numbers together it will be huge.

Total

Raising Target

Justification

17,00,000



Financial Management

1.

Describe your understanding of the role of Vice-President Finance in the LC.

Following are the job roles of Vice President Finance.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 2. Define a financially sustainable LC. How do you envision AIESEC Chandigarh in 2012 with respect to financial sustainability? A financially sustainable LC should meet the following criteria:      

Having sufficient reserves (Fixed Deposits) to cater to any, if needed, future needs. Resource generation through efficient ER funding. The revenue generated through all OGX and GIP ICX exchanges should be able to sustain the GCDP ICX exchanges and still the money must be left in the Bank. GCDP exchanges should focus on direct efforts towards sustaining itself All events well planned should be profit earning More Inkind support from our stakeholders to make our day to day functioning more cost effective.

In 2012 AIESEC Chandigarh will follow the ideal Investment structure:    

Using Exchange money for sustaining exchanges. Well planned events and all entities will do together for better ER raising. 2% of each OGX and GIP ICX shall go in the Bank Balance for sure. ER will sell GCDP ICX projects by partnering with existing clients for ATG Certificate.

3. Analyse the investments made this year and mention the major investments that you shall be focussing upon for next year. Also, mention any areas for cost cutting and how [Considering high volume of traineeship investment through GCDP and trainee house management]? ―Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse ‖ Good Investment

Avoidable Investment

ICX Investment has lead to good experiences.

Extra investment on ICX.

Expansions

Investment on venue for LC meet and Events.

Membership

Miscellaneous Expenses.

LC Administration

Focus Area of Investments for 2012: 

International Relations for Exchange (CEED. X+L, etc.).

Marketing.

Delivery

Areas for cost cutting: 

Investment through exchange money on GCDP ICX has to be cut down and interns should pay for their stay on LC run projects. Tracking the realizations play the key role here.

Investment on the venue on the LC forums can be avoided by raising the venue in inkind.

If we plan all the events for the year in the starting of the year, we won‘t have to use the money that we did to cover the up due to faulty planning.

Investment on the Local conferences can reduce.

Official Expenses and In-kind printing.

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh Talent Management

1. Describe your understanding of the role of Vice-President Talent Management in the LC considering two essential components of the Experiential Leadership Development stage, Team Member Program and Team Leader Program, fall under this portfolio‘s purview? Give tangibles as far as possible. Depending on the size of the organization, the HR manager has responsibility for all of the functions that deal with the needs and activities of the organization's people including these areas of responsibility. Role of Vice President TM

Tangibles

Recruiting

VP TM is directly responsible for defining and recruiting members with specific and need based qualities and competencies. We

Training (Training focuses on raising or altering skills )

VP TM has to ensure all members are equipped to work through various need based training.

LC Development

VP TM is responsible for the overall development in terms of results, performance and learning of the membership.

Communication

VP TM also has to take care of the internal communication flow across the hierarchy.

Performance Management

Keep a track of a members experience helps VP TM to track his/her performance and help them to do better through various processes.

Coaching (focuses on beliefs, behaviors and competencies)

Ensuring regular Reviews and Personal Goal Setting meeting keep happening for the members of the LC

Making TM Polices

Making the guide lines for all the TM processes and making sure none is violated.

Reward and Recognition

VP TM also has to make sure that he/she rewards and recognize the extra-ordinary performance of the LC.

Team Building

VP TM should make sure that each member is comfortable working in his/her team to extract great outputs.

Member Retention

Though VP TM does not play direct role here but, retention is a very important part of his/her job.

Leadership

Doing various Leadership development training is important especially in AIESEC to make sure the LC is always growing.

2. Analyze the recruitment‘s conducted this year. What innovations do you propose in the existing processes to make them even more effective for next year? In the year 2011, AIESEC Chandigarh did 3 recruitment drives and all three were decent in terms of quality of the applicants in terms of the following aspects: Response for AIESEC: In all the three recruitment drives, the response from the students was very encouraging. The statistics are as follows:   

February: 72 people were recruited May: 6 people were recruited August: 104 people were recruited

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh Over all the recruitments were decent, in February we recruited majorly out-station members which lead to dip in the membership in May. May recruitment could have been better if we had better applicants, still the best were recruited. August recruitment faced the same problem of quality of the applicants, which was the reason for extending the recruitments. Organizing committees have been really hard working. Innovations:    

3.

Outsourcing the 1st two processes of Recruitment (GD and TA): this will help us gain the credibility and better quality of applicants and their database. Promotion is the make or break for recruitment and need to be given special attention. VP TM has to be the part of every Personal Interview. We should also recruit in April-May. Special Recruitment for 12th class students (Promotion and collecting database will be done during AIESEC Beta session.) How to increase external value of our Membership?

Following are the ways we will adopt to increase external value of our membership:

Communications & IM

1.

Describe your understanding of the role of Vice-President Communications & IM in the LC.

Role of Vice President Communication & IM mostly misunderstood and undermined. CIM as a portfolio has evolved over the years and this year it‘s one of the focus areas to leverage from to boost branding of the organization and help boost exchange. Key aspects: 1. Internal Communication and Branding:  Defining Branding Guidelines.  Defining Communications Channels and Policies.  Content Development.  International Relation.  Myaiessec.net education.  Holding E-Learning webinars.  Projects

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Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 2. External Communication and Branding: a.   

Maintaining virtual spaces Social Media Website Other virtual spaces like WizIQ, Issuu, Flickr etc

b.   

Information Management Information Systems Knowledge Management Documentation of LC events

c. Media Relations 2. How would you assess the role of Communications in 2011? How can this portfolio tangibly contribute to the achievement of the LC‘s goals (Exchange, Leadership, Membership, External Value) & objectives in 2012? How will this be tracked? Communication as a portfolio has evolved over the years and this year it is one of the focus areas to leverage from to boost branding of the organization and help boost exchange and help reach out to new markets, some possible ways to leverage with the support of CIM would be: Exchange:  

Promotion of AIESEC as an international talent pool providing organization through different mediums. Making customized promotion strategy for all portfolios to reach out to the right audience and using the right medium to reach out to these markets. Eg: Facebook for Students, LinkedIn for corporate, Principle/Education Summit for Education Sector etc.. Partnering with more market leaders and government organizations.

Leadership:   

By getting leadership roles certified by external partners. Recognition of leadership roles by partners and supporters. Opening TLP for volunteers for event OCs etc to provide short term AIESEC LR experience.

Membership:   

Representation of AIESEC delegation at other corporate and youth forums. Introducing and executing more meaning and powerful interaction with the youth. Capitalizing on the youth networks and AIESEC initiated youth clubs in school and colleges. Eg: AIESEC clubs in schools, LinkedIn clubs in colleges and virtual membership and virtual community.

External Value:        

Identify our niche- We are exclusive for giving LEAD sessions and International Opportunities. We really should build on this. Position ourselves as an expert - After completing 23 years we have decent experience and can act like experts. Provide free information products, write articles about the problems our clients face and how they can solve them. This can be related to career, entrepreneurship, Internationalism etc. Develop ongoing relationships with complementary professionals and build our referral team. We should partner with a lot of College Fest, Social or Corporate Events, Media Events etc.. We should circulate our Newsletters (mentioning opportunities and activities of AIESEC Chandigarh) to our Associate Members, Students who have applied online, Clients and BoA. We should let our satisfied customers help us sell our products or services by giving us referrals and write blogs. Create a marketing calendar and keep to it consistently. Identify innovative ways to get more business from our existing customers.

‗The trick of marketing is to turn the information into the information that cannot be ignored.‘

The Buck Stops HERE!!


Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh 3. What are the various spheres in the LC in which Information Management plays a huge role or can a play a huge role? 

Knowing where all our information is stored.

Reduction of costs associated with managing unstructured information.

Improved efficiency and productivity for end users trying to find key information or restore lost data.

Increased Information Collaboration-if you can find it, you can share it.

Policy support for information management procedures and practices.

Reduced litigation exposure/cost, especially involving flawed information retention policies/practices.

Increased regulatory and audit compliance levels and lower cost.

Identification and protection of records needed for business recovery in the event of disaster.

Quicker response to customers' information-based needs.

Improved business decision making that will drive revenue and market share.

4. What are the possible ways for a VP CIM to make AIESEC the first choice Youth Organization in the city?  

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Virtual Membership Pilot—Establishing strong channels & presence virtually, Strong social media & web presence to engage people virtually, Virtual AIESEC Talks on the lines of TedX and running online RnR for them. External Positioning in the Corporate Sector-- Brand Leverage through LinkedIn Product Packaging, Joining hands with other LCs and doing Regional & Nationalized events for regional visibility, I am an AIESEC partner Campaign Participation & representation of AIESEC in external forums. External Positioning in the Student Sector More External partnerships for youth outreach Clear & consistent message delivery & tracking of youth outreach AIESEC newsletter circulated in the city to each university we are present in AIESEC campus journalists Leadership campus events to have a consistent brand with Leadership being the core of the AIESEC brand identity. Network Partnerships for Brand Leverage-- CII, TIE & other networking partnerships to be signed. AIESEC representation & youth opinion delivered at such conferences making AIESEC the youth voice Collaborations with other youth run organizations. Social Media Strategy Campaigns & Competitions online-- Engagement of stakeholders through social media channels. Manager EwA—will be responsible for all the LEAD and AIESEC Beta sessions in the City. Manager R&D—will be taking care of the all the partnerships for promotion in the city.

BoA and Alumni Engagement

1. How do you see the Board of Advisors being serviced the best? What inputs-tangible and intangible, can they give to facilitate the LC‘s progress? AIESEC Chandigarh has always got great support in all aspects from the BoA. 

Regular communication is the trick to serve your stakeholders. Quarterly Newsletters and 3 Joint Board meetings will happen.

Involving and taking their advices for various events.

LCP will directly handle the Board.

Following are the ways where Board can give their inputs and help LC grow:--

 Mentorship- A Board member can be a mentor for the LC (only the EB) 

Exchange- An alumnus can take AIESEC interns through the Global Internship Program.

The Buck Stops HERE!!


Siddharth Bali | Manifesto for Local Committee President 2012-13 | AIESEC Chandigarh     

Promotional/Learning event speaker- Board can be called upon to support the LC by speaking about the benefits of AIESEC to an external audience. Financial supporter- Alumni can sponsor a project together or awards for the LC. Link to contacts- Building a professional network for LC through contacts of alumni. H4TF partner- Alumni can readily employ AIESECers since they know about the professionalism and leadership experience one gets in AIESEC. Conferences & training- Alumni can be called for conferences for skill based sessions or experience sharing with the LC.

2. How do you see the Alumni being serviced the best? What inputs-tangible and intangible, can they give to facilitate the LC‘s progress? AIESEC Chandigarh has recently started taking initiatives in the portfolio; this portfolio has a huge scope of improvement. Following are the best ways right now for AIESEC Chandigarh to service the Alumni:-

The most important part to this is keeping Alumni Informed, we can do it by sending them quarterly Newsletters (this can be an ER product), engaging them through Virtual Platform.

Rendezvous Alumni Event should be continued.

Vice President ER should directly take care of this portfolio.

Following are the ways where Alumni can give their inputs and help LC grow: 

Mentorship- An alumni can be a mentor for the LC (be it, the EB or members as well).

Exchange- An alumnus can take AIESEC interns through the Global Internship Program or go on one.

BOA member- An alumnus can be on the BOA of an LC offering them support from time to time, Mr. Robin Singh must be added on the Board.

Promotional/Learning event speaker- Alumni can be called upon to support the LC by speaking about the benefits of AIESEC to an external audience.

Financial supporter- Alumni can sponsor a project together or awards for the LC.

Link to contacts- Building a professional network for LC through contacts of alumni.

H4TF partner- Alumni can readily employ AIESECers since they know about the professionalism and leadership experience one gets in AIESEC.

Conferences & training- Alumni can be called for conferences for skill based sessions or experience sharing with the LC.

Alumni can be a part of the Alumni Involvement Strategy(AIS) of a LC so as to spearhead the alumni activities and help in connecting more alumni with the LC

Good Luck! 

The Buck Stops HERE!!

Siddharth Bali LCP Manifesto 2012  

Siddharth Bali LCP Manifesto 2012 for the post of LCP, AIESEC Chandigarh

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