Sunday, December 28, 2008

Back to Lithuania, for more trainings

Between November 28 and December 4 I was back in Lithuania for several seminars and contacts with some training Lithuanian companies. For some of these contact I had the help of the Portuguese Embassy in Vilnius.

I took the opportunity to revisit the centre of Vilnius, a city that I recommend, and meet friends from JCI Lithuania.

In a event outside of Vilnius, organized by JCI Lithuania, I had a lot of fun, namely with a seminar about the art of flirting.

Big Conference of ASTD in Poland

The biggest event of ASTD in Europe was held between November 24 and 27, in Warsaw, Poland, with around 150 speakers and almost 2000 participants.

For ASTD Portugal, I was present, speaking about informal training that generated a great interest because the room filled completely.

This conference was organized by my good friends of ASTD Poland and partners.

Also I had the opportunity to have lunch in a true Portuguese restaurant with my friend Pawel and his lovely wife.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fare well at Gala night

On November 9 was a moment to say farewell to many friends, during a very nice gala night were more 3,000 people celebrated the end of one more exciting World Congress of JCI.

See you in Tunisia in 2009!

JCI Tunisia Night a moment to celebrate

JCI Tunisia Night was moment to promote the World Congress 2009 in Tunisia and for me an opportunity to celebrate with many JCI friends the award of Most Outstanding Trainer 2008.

The award of Most Outstanding Trainer goes to… Filipe Carrera

It was an honour to receive the award of Most Outstanding Trainer 2008 at the World Congress; this award distinguishes one trainer in a universe of 10.000 trainers in 115 countries. This was moment of joy for me and for JCI Portugal.

Also I have to thank the national organizations of Estonia, Romania, Turkey, Russia, Iceland and Italy that gave me the opportunity to give trainings in their countries.

A very special thanks to JCI Lithuania for the several training projects we did together, that were awarded with two European Awards.

The new 2009 coordinator of JCI Trainings for Europe is… Filipe Carrera

On the morning of November 8 I got the surprise of being appointed as the new 2009 coordinator of JCI Trainings for Europe during the General Assembly.

It was very nice to receive the trust of my colleagues in JCI Training and a special word from the JCI World President 2009.

Japan Night exquisite as always

Japan night is always a highlight of any World Congress of JCI and in New Delhi was no exception.

It was also an opportunity to meet some of my Japanese friends.

Doing Networking Seminar in New Delhi

Around 100 participants were present at my Networking seminar, most of them from JCI India.

Night of Americas, Africa and Middle East

It was time to celebrate a job well done, so nothing better than to visit the night of the Americas, Africa and Middle East.

It was fun to put in the same photo representatives of Macau and Goa.

Training JCI Presenter in New Delhi

On 3rd day of the World Conference was time to work as Head Trainer of JCI Presenter having as Assistant Trainer Adetola Sogbesan from JCI Nigeria.

The group was big, 21 people, being 18 from India, 1 from Martinique, 1 from Denmark and 1 from the Netherlands.

It was a course with a huge participation and fun.

Having fun at Korea and Bangladesh Night

After the first day of trainings, were I had the pleasure to support the Katrin Aedma from Estonia in her training session, it was time to party in Korea and Bangladesh Night.

Opening Ceremony

Arriving to a JCI World Conference is always a magical moment and in New Delhi that was no exception.

I could talk about the great opening ceremony, but I prefer to stress the fantastic feeling that was to meet so many friends from so many countries, that is really JCI!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

On our way to New Delhi :-)

Directly from Frankfurt airport, Paulo Veiga (JCI Portugal NP 2008) and myself are on the way to New Delhi, to the JCI World Congress.

Once again we will give a flavor of Portugal :-)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

And Now JCI Italy Conference!

After a short stop in Portugal, after coming from Iceland, it was time to fly to JCI Italy conference that was held in the beautiful Varese area, near Milan.

Varese, a region with big aeronautic tradition, gave the theme to the conference, even the two trainings that I delivered, Networking and e-Marketing, follow the theme.

The reactions to the seminars were great, with many requests to do it again in other regions of Italy and Switzerland.

A special thanks to Emanuele and Chiara for all the good care they had with me.

Being at the Most Northern JCI National Conference

It was great pleasure to discover a wonderful country that is Iceland, a country that only is cold in its name, because the water is hot and the people are warm.

Also it was a great experience to be the invited trainer for the National Conference JCI Iceland a true Viking event, full of opportunity to meet all of my Icelandic friend, that was held between the 26th and 28th of September.

I delivered my Networking training with great results, thanks to the help of two good friends, Aldis from Latvia and Arni from Iceland, which gave me the privilege of having them as my assistant trainers.

Also a special thanks to Helgi (the best tour guide in Iceland), Anna Maria and Brigit for creating a great Icelandic experience for me.