(Inspiring Students to be Motivated, Assertive, Responsible and Transformative)
i-Smart – for Millennials Leadership (Millennials is 21st Century’s youth
generation aged 18-35 years)
Millennials—one of the largest generations in history—have the power to
completely transform society.
Raised during a time of technological change, globalization and economic
disruption, this next generation of active citizens has had different
experiences that guide their behaviors and decisions.
Millennials challenge many of today’s traditional business practices. The
millennial generation isn’t attracted to the money or recognition associated
with leadership positions. Rather, they want to be leaders to inspire others,
make a difference in the world and lead companies/ organization that care
about more than the bottom line.
These young people are JCI’s future members, therefore it is critical to
understand who they are, what motivates them and how to best engage them
in creating positive change. Millennials are looking for a space to collaborate
with others on meaningful work that will make an impact. JCI can be that
To craft their skills and channelize the mammoth energy of youth in right
direction, JCI India has launched three years certificate course named i-
Smart for college going students. The course has been designed to Inspire
students to be Motivated, Assertive, Responsible and Transformative.
Although a strong background in traditional “hard” skills like writing,
mathematics and science will always have its place in academic and career
worlds, an increasing number of employers desire prospective employees
with “soft” skills.
Soft skills include the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and the
willingness to learn through experience, and are applicable across multiple
disciplines and careers. It is important for students to develop soft skills as
they prepare for college and as they graduate and enter the workforce. The
courses offered in i-Smart are designed to develop the “soft skills” in the
i-Smart a three year JCI India Certified Course will be offered to the senior
college students of all the streams. This is the value based education for the
students, which will be pursued in all the three years of their graduation. The
year wise soft skills topics to be covered are as follows:
– Enhance Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)
– Time Management & Goal Setting
– School to College (Human Relation)
– Decision Making
– EPS (Effective Public Speaking)
– Effective Presentation Skills
– Individual Communication & Group Dynamic
– Team Building
– Self Motivation
– Key to Success
– Interview Techniques
– Group Discussion
– Leadership Skills
– Craft Your Speech
– Career Guidance
Identify the colleges in your area and orient them about JCI and i-Smart
course. Talk to the college administration about this value based program that
will benefit the students. With permission of the college administration i-Smart
LOM can be opened in each stream of the college with minimum of 25
This course will be offered to the students through opening an i-Smart LOM
that will be sponsored by any permanent affiliated LOM of JCI India. The
i-Smart LOM will work under the guidance of sponsoring LOM.
A yearly membership of Rs. 2000.00 per students per year for i-Smart LOM
(Local Organization Member). JCI India will create a JCI ID for each individual
member registered under LOM which will help them to participate in all the
program/ events of JCI in Zone, National and Worldwide.
The main strength of an organization is their members and by this program
more people can be motivated to join JCI. This will increase the membership
and the participation of new generation to take forwards the values of JCI in
By opening of i-Smart LOM, the Sponsoring LOM will get more PR. They can
also avail the platform/ infrastructure of the collaborated institute for their
programs/ event. i-Smart students can join the sponsoring LOM after
graduation which will help the organisation to attract millennials.
With the induction of i-Smart course the institution will have a value based
education and skill development program for the students that will result in
their positive involvement and empowerment. This will give an extra edge to
Students tend to look for space to collaborate with others on meaningful work
that makes an impact in the society. JCI is the place that gives them ample
opportunities in their life. Involvement of the student with social organisation
like JCI can also boost their career opportunities.
JCI is a youth organization where people from different field come together to
work for the betterment of the society and the nation as a whole. JCI aims to
nurture youth to become global citizens.
i-Smart LOM members will be eligible to participate in various JCI events by
registering them for the event.
Sponsoring LOM will make sure that all the prescribed training for the i-Smart
course will be completed in stipulated time. Training will be given specifically
as per the module provided by NHQ for each topic. Members from the
Sponsoring LOM can also attend the trainings that can be recorded for their
annual training program.
The sponsoring LOM will take the responsibility for arranging the trainers.
Area wise trainers list (Zone Trainer/ National Trainers) will be made available
to each sponsoring LOM. It is advisable to engage trainers for the training
from local area to avoid extra expense.
A LOM can open maximum of 3 i-Smart LOM. i-Smart LOM member can not
contest for any elective office.