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“LIVING THE CHANGE I WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD”

,AIESEC LEGON,GHANA1


CONTENT

PERSONAL INFORMATION ……………………………………………………………………………………. PAGE 3

CONFERENCES AND FACILITATION EXPERIENCES ………………………………………………….. PAGE 4

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS …………………………………………………………………………………… PAGE 5-11

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES…………………………………………………………………………………… PAGE 12

GALLERY………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. PAGE 13

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NAME NATIONALITY CURRENT AIESEC COUNTRY PREVIOUS ROLES IN AIESEC CURRENT ROLES IN AIESEC CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER DATE OF BIRTH

“With a strong belief in the quote, “Be the Change you want to see in the world”, I have always introduced a unique attitude to any challenge I face and address any problem with the sole motive of leaving the problem not only solved but entirely changed for reasons of sustainability. Leadership is more of an art than just an act and it largely takes the one ready to make tough decisions amidst heavy troubles and the right attitude to serve to always stand out at the end of the day. With no singular doubt, I have come to the point in my life where I believe these are common traits I have developed from my brief stay in AIESEC and I believe this particular Conference will help even make me a better person.”

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CONFERENCE NAME

COUNTRY & LC

YEAR

ROLE AT THE CONFERENCE

NUMBER OF DELEGATES

GHANA (AIESEC GHANA)

2013

DELEGATE

150

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

EGYPT

2013

DELEGATE

2

NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE LOCAL TRAINING & MOTIVATION SEMINAR

GHANA LC - UCC

2013

DELEGATE

46

GHANA LC-LEGON

2013

FACILITATOR

80

NATIONAL TRAINING & MOTIVATION SEMINAR

GHANA LC-KNUST

2012

LEADER OF DELEGATES

65

LOCAL TRAINING & MOTIVATION SEMINAR

GHANA LC-LEGON

2012

FACILITATOR

50

NTMS

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. WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION TO BE PART OF THE NTMS 2014

FACILIATATORS’ TEAM? WHAT WILL BE YOUR KET BENEFITS?

My few experiences being a Facilitator have always been in the midst of locals or people I meet every day. KWABO 2014 is going to be my very first ever International Conference to play a Facilitator and I believe the international setting and diversity of the team I might find myself in form the basic motivation for my application. This is a challenge I believe I am going to learn a lot from including the experience of working among leaders with different backgrounds, a possibility of a polish of my weak French tongue, and more importantly, an additional developmental step to my growth as a leader.

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. STATE THREE IMPORTANT LESSONS YOU HAVE LEARNT FROM YOUR CONFERENCE EXPERIENCES AS A DELEGATE, FACILITATOR OR CHAIR AND HOW WOULD YOU APPLY THEM TO NTMS 2014?

Every conference harbors its individual objectives and I believe it primarily offers a 360 fair share of knowledge to the delegate, the FACILITATOR and the Chair. My delegate experience in the few conferences attended provided me with key lessons of the significance of working as a team during occasional teamwork given, the level of confidence generated primarily because of the deep knowledge shared by FACIS and more importantly the chance to discovering my true self with the occasional sessions for Individual reflections.

As a Facilitator, it was quite challenging primarily because the entire success of the conference largely depended on how best to deliver to the basic understanding of the delegates. As such, a lot of preparations and thorough research which come with a lot of work was a key lesson I gathered. Another had to do with the team I found myself working with and the key importance of working not as a group but as a team in achieving a common success. Lastly, my level of confidence has always faced a strong test from conferences owing to the large platform it put me on to deliver and deliver well. My few Chair experiences were ones I played not at a conference but at various events in my LC which I believe harbors some similarities as that of a conference. Not only the lesson of true management is learnt but the abilities to control and put delegates to order formed the major lessons gathered. These lessons gathered are ones that I believe form the primary objectives of any Conference and as a FACI at KWABO 2014, I hope to play a strong team player to my team mates, a good communicator and presenter to the delegates and a strong collaborator to the Chair. 6


. EXPLAIN IN TERMS OF YOUR EXPERIENCE, YOUR RELATIVE

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES AS A FACILITATOR.

The success of any good facilitation is synonymous to the success of the conference and that alone poses a great challenge but more importantly a great learning platform as well. My few experiences as a FACI could form a strong relative strength for me and the major lessons gathered including teamwork, presentation skills and good communication skills all add up to even make my strengths stronger. My major relative weakness however would be the international setting KWABO 2014 is going to place me on if given the chance. I only had to play a delegate at my last international conference in Egypt and playing a FACI this time around will be a whole new experience. However, I still believe every conference attracts the same skills of any Facilitator irrespective of the environment and I am more confident to deliver. Another major weakness might have to do with the language barrier. Nonetheless, I still see an advantage here to polish the little French I know with my Beninois colleagues.

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OUTLINE THREE OBJECTIVES OF NTMS AND HOW EACH OF THEM COULD IMPACT THE EXCHANGE PROGRAM.

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NTMS is a very critical conference especially to the delegates since this could either promise them a good place in the organization or an exit. Being the first encounter, this conference opens the space for naïve delegates to truly discover themselves and see how best they can connect their personal goals to that of the organization. The three objectives of NTMS therefore include a comprehensive delivery of the organization’s goals, the basic bargain of connecting the delegates’ personal goals to that of the organization and finally leaving them with a great thirst for action before returning to their LCs. These 3 basic objectives will largely inform the success of the Exchange Program in individual ways. A good understanding of what the organization is about by delegates already sets the tone for a successful exchange program. Knowing the essence of the goal of the organization to the personal goals of the delegates additionally provides a motivational incentive to work and finally gracing the occasion with a number of motivational sessions keep members fired up and ready to deliver upon their return to home LCs.

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OUTLINE THREE STRATEGIES THAT WOULD LEAD TO AN INCREASED MEMBER-PERFORMANCE AND GROWTH IN AIESEC BENIN

As a voluntary organization, member-performance remains very vulnerable and very key to the success of the organization. We are talking of a case where members are not paid for their selfless efforts and sweat but are expected to deliver head on. As a major step to sharpening the performance of members in Benin, it is important to start with the basic question of WHY to members. Once members are able to understand the goal of the organization and the relevance of it to their personal development, it provides the incentive to approach any task with a degree of strength. Thus, a good strategy could be the host of periodic LEAD sessions to keep members reminded of their place in the organization and how important this could be to their personal development. Occasional rewards and recognition of performing members could also be put in place to serve as a teaser to attracting other dormant members to pull their weight. Appreciating and recognizing the efforts of volunteers have a strong influence on their performance to keep doing what they do and even do it better.

Another common but better strategy could be the effective use of the model of Buddy System. This has been weakly used in my LC in the last few years. However, after a thorough renovation of it and a strong implementation attitude, it is proving to help a lot in boosting the performance of members. This is primarily due to the support system it provides to members and the feeling of belongingness in the organization. I believe motivation of members is a 360 affair that should not rest on the shoulders of only the President or the leaders of the organization but offering members that environment to encourage each other equally helps. 9


PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE “BIG AIESEC” AND HOW EVERY DELEGATE CAN CONNECT TO THAT DURING NTMS 2014(ADAPT THE EXPLANANATION OF THIS SESSION AT EACH PROFILE OF DELEGATE: NEW MEMBERS AND TEAM LEADERS- LCEB MEMBERS WHO HAVE THE CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE “CLARITY OF WHY”)

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