2014 JCI Academy, Handa
The JCI Academy has been held 26 times so far in Japan. During the Academy, the
course leader shares with the Academy delegates the direction t hat JCI will be
taking in the future, while providing training to give them the skills they need to
develop together, enhancing each other’ s growth and learning how to best
contribute to the achievement of World Peace. Over 3000 members of JCI have
graduated from the JCI Academy. They have gone on to make excel lent use of both
the connections they made during the Academy, as well as the tr aining they
received, to further establish the JCI movement, in a spirit of unity, in their
respective countries and regions.
The 2014 JCI Academy will provide valuable opportunities for th e delegates to gain
a deeper understanding of, as well as respect for, the differenc es that exist between
them, by learning about the differing values as a result of thei r varying religious and
cultural backgrounds. They will also learn what is truly requir ed of a leader of JCI, by
coming together through their shared aspirations, as representa tives of their
respective countries and regions, through a deep understanding of the Academy
theme, Resonance. The Academy will offer participants the chance to better get to
know the virtues of the Japanese people, based on characteristi cs developed since
ancient times. By coming into direct contact with the culture a nd beauty of Japan,
and by having the chance to develop friendships with the Japane se members of
JCI, the overseas delegates will be able to take something of t he spirit of Japan back
with them to their respective countries and also perhaps become fans of Japan.
This, in essence, is the intent behind the 2014 JCI Academy the me, Resonance.
The 2014 JCI Japan National President’ s guiding principle; the JCI President’ s
slogan for 2014; the JCI Strategic Plan; and not least of all, the charm of the Handa
area; are all essential elements of the theme of Resonance or ～ Kyōmei ～ . The
Academy will serve as an important part of the development of J CI. Following their
graduation from the JCI Academy, the newly minted Global Networ kers from
around the world will return to their respective areas and carr y out important
projects. This will ensure the achievement of sustainable impac t, by expanding the
influence of each individual member, working in cooperation with fellow
like-minded Global Networkers. This in turn will help lay the f oundations for the
achievement of permanent everlasting World Peace.