Regional Collaboration NCM OSLO 2013

JA-YE Alumni Europe NCM OSLO 2013

It has been forever since I last shared anything on the blog. However, now is the time and there is a reason why!

I’ll like to share with you a great event I attended recently. Every year the Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise Alumni is gathering all its national coordinators, for what is known as the National Coordinators meeting, or NCM.

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Ice-Breaking JA-YE NCM OSLO 2013

This year’s event was hosted by the Norwegian Alumni in Oslo, Norway and a total of 17 different nations were represented. The purpose of the event was to enrich collaboration across borders and to maintain an international network in-between the national networks. The fact is that collaboration across boarders might be a challenge due to cultural differences. However, many of the challenges faced on a national level is often shared by sister groups in other countries and everyone will actually benefit from sharing these experiences and try and solve the issues together.

The European Board and the Norwegian Team
The European Board and the Norwegian Team

A big thanks goes to the Norwegian Team, who put together an inspirational, well organised and all over successful, fun and amazing event. Not just was the choice of lectures, sightseeing, dining and sleep of the highest standards. The logistics of the entire event was also managed to perfection and participants from all over Europe could enjoy Oslo and its beauty to its fullest.

Anne Stine UE Alumni Norway
Anne Stine UE Alumni Norway

YEAD Board Member 2012-2013

YEAD - Young Enterprise Alumni Denmark Board

On the 29th of September 2012 I was elected member of the Young Enterprise Alumni Denmark Board.

The YEAD board’s mission is to serve the former Young Enterprise participants, to encourage networking and continuous learning within the field of leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

I was elected as secretary of the board and will primarily be assisting the president and vice-president of the board with administrative jobs.

Furthermore, the board is responsible for a series of events arranged for the members of the organization. Of events can be mentioned the popular Leader for a Day, YEAD Camp, the YEAD Dinner, and international events, such as for instance the annual JA-YE Alumni Conference.

My board position will run for a period of one year, and the board will be re-elected at the next General Assembly.

I’M COMING HOME

Airport - Sydney

(Sydney International) I am currently waiting for my flight that will take me across the ocean and all the way back to Europe. It has become time to depart and say goodbye to Australia and everything that it has offered me.

It is with sadness but also joy that I’m about to leave this amazing country. One year ago I jumped on an airplane heading east, without knowing a lot about what was to meet me in this country down under. Now a year later, I’m on my way back again. It is hard to put words on the feelings that I am feeling in this very moment, but I am sure that any person who have experienced to say goodbye knows exactly which feeling I am talking about.

I came to Australia with no expectations, and am leaving with none. Australia turned out to be an adventure of a life time, and I can only hope that my future journey will bring me as much happiness and joy as Australia did.

I would like to thank all the people that made this adventure a unique experience. Without you it would not have been the same. Remember: “It is not about the places you see, it is about who you see them with.“

I am sure that I will be back with deeper and better reflections on all the things that I have learned from Australia, but for now I will focus on the flight ahead of me. One more time, thank you everyone.