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JCI members have the opportunity to participate in several programs to further develop their leadership skills and earn recognition for their creative problem-solving.

Our Programmes: Get Involved

JCI Training Courses

JCI Courses are categorised into Foundational Courses, Leadership Courses and Advanced Courses. These courses are designed to develop leaders through their JCI Local Organizations to fulfill the JCI mission of providing development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change around the world. The JCI courses have requirements for members to register for each course.

Foundational Courses

JCI Discover
JCI Explore
JCI Networking

JCI Foundational courses are created to empower members to fulfill the JCI Vision, Mission and Values.


Leadership Courses

Engage, Empower, Grow

Effective Communication

Effective Leadership

Effective Meetings

Project Management

Leadership courses are created to empower members to become enterprising young leaders by enhancing the skills and knowledge needed to lead and strengthen their Local Organization.

Study Group

Advanced Courses

JCI Facilitator
JCI Presenter
JCI Trainer

These courses are designed to assist JCI members to further advance the skills and knowledge needed to lead and strengthen their Local organization.

Fundraising Opportunities

Visit the Skills Development website at to find out the specific requirements to register for any course.

Our Programmes: What We Do
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Global Programmes

Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

Our Programmes: What We Do

Top Outstanding Young Person (TOYP)

JCI TOYP serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognizing these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honorees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. 

Since 1983, JCI has honored over 200 individuals from 47 nations. Past recipients of national awards include such well-known personalities as John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Elvis Presley, Jackie Chan, Wayne Gretzky and many more, all named before the age of 40 and before they had achieved national prominence. Honorees selected in past years have represented the heights of progress in numerous human endeavors. Many have gone on to even greater achievements.  All have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.


Following a period of uncertainty, New Zealand, together with the rest of the world, will need to double down on its efforts in regenerating and rebuilding itself, its economy, its businesses and its human resources.

There’s no better way of fulfilling the JCI mission and vision in New Zealand at this point in time than being a force of empowerment to our individual members, our communities and our businesses in each and every country.

RISE is JCI’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic from an economic perspective.

It’s a member-driven initiative, encouraging members to develop projects related to the three pillars of RISE:

  1. Sustaining and rebuilding economies by supporting small, local businesses

  2. Motivating the workforce through youth entrepreneurship

  3. Preserving mental health and well-being

This initiative anchors JCI in economic reality, while enabling our global members to move towards One Future.

We need to be active agents of positive change by standing up, supporting and also leading our communities to be better.

#RebuildConnectLead as part of JCI RISE is the way New Zealand JCI members can set a gold standard with projects derived from a simple method.

Together, we can shape a better future for our continent, and set an example for the world to follow.

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