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Call for Alumni Leaders

In 2015, AAI and AI launched the Global AIESEC Leadership Initiative {GALI} as a core component of their work. AIESEC develops leaders; AIESEC Alumni activates leaders.

The key is to create local alumni leadership initiatives to:

  • Convene alumni who care about making this a better world
  • Renew their passion from AIESEC to make a difference and have an impact
  • Infuse leadership into alumni meetings and programs at all levels
  • Release local leadership efforts that contribute to peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential

gali-imageThe leaders of these local efforts are called AIESEC Alumni Leadership Pioneers or Leadership Ambassadors. Their focus is on creating and sharing local efforts as innovation labs {seed beds or entrepreneurial nodes} that are practical approaches to encouraging and guiding individual and group leadership initiatives in the workplace and the community. GALI reflects AAI’s vision of “Unleashing AIESEC’s global alumni potential through structured, global, and cross-generational collaboration so that AIESEC values are delivered for life.”

City Pioneers will manage the process to build local teams, explore issues, and motivate action. Ambassadors will spread the process to other cities and countries. The approach has already begun in Bogota, Bucharest, Kyiv, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, and Zagreb. The 2016 target is activity in 100 cities.

The benefits are positive impacts on society, strengthening AIESEC Alumni activities and networks, and building leadership skills in alumni participants. Initiatives will take diverse directions depending on leadership and conditions.

In 2018, AAI with AI will convene the first triennial World Citizens Forum where prominent global leaders, AI youth leaders and AA leaders will address critical global issues. Significant input to the Global Citizens Forum will flow from AIESEC’s Youth Speak, its new research and advocacy program for youth, and from AIESEC Alumni leadership initiatives, as described here.  For more info, please see Andrew Rowe on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4fbnd3L1-s 

If you are interested and have some time to activate your leadership for this, send your contacts details, AIESEC experience, current activity, and why you are interested to Ken Phillips at . Ken is Boston-based, former AIESEC-US NCP, consultant for NGOs, and member of AAI’s Board of Advisors.

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”  R. Buckminster Fuller

One Response to "Call for Alumni Leaders"

  • Alumni Interview: Ken Phillips | AIESEC Alumni International
    March 28, 2016 - 23:11

    […] GALI is the Global AIESEC Leadership Initiative. David Epstein led the way with the Transformation Project which is changing AAI into more a purposeful organization with three components – helping AIESEC, facilitating personal and professional benefits for alumni, and doing something for the good of the world. At the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the AIESEC Germany Alumni Association in Mainz in November 2014, Arnould de la Bouyage, who was French NCP when I was US NCP, suggested that we organize a conference like The World Economic Forum in Davos to come together and try to solve global problems. We took that idea to the AAI Congress in Porto last March, then to AIESEC International leadership in Rotterdam in July to develop and refine the idea into a ‘leadership in action model’ for alumni in conjunction with AI. Then Andrew Rowe, AAI’s President, took it the AAI Meeting in India in August where it was strongly endorsed. There is a remarkable coming together of AAI and AI in a focus on responsible leadership as the critical issue! I’ve worked on this because I believe AIESEC alumni, one million of us with leadership experience and common values, can make a real difference in the world. […]