MESSAGE FROM LCP
Dear LC, Alumni and AIESEC in Austria,
I hope, the ones who were at ALPS recovered after that intense conference. Our EB was extremely happy to see such motivated members and leaders there and also we appreciate everyone who contributed in growing as an LC. As you all might know, our President Sara is currently in New York for the Youth Action Summit. We are so proud that she is representing our LC at UN Headquarters and I'm sure she has some good stories to tell when she's back, so make sure to ask her about it.
Apart from that, congratulations to Tolga and Tim for taking this brave step and applying for the EB of 2016/17. Please read their applications before the elections and challenge them with your questions on Tuesday. We hope to see as many of you there. Last but not least, congratulations to the Consulting Challenge team and CCA for the hard work and getting 202 applications for the event on Thursday. You guys rock!
I wish you an amazing week ahead and let's continue rocking this term!!
Your proud Proxy P,
MESSAGE FROM OUR MCP ELECT
Every AIESEC gathering will not stay forever memorized if there are no people that will co-create the experience, and quality of experience is based on how proactive, positive and committed the people who are participating are. On this ALPS I saw all of that and my heart was full. Everyday was a day full of energy, sharing opinions and all that made this conference special.
In AIESEC it is not only about conferences but it it is also about everyday being AIESECer and making everyday count by spending it with people who are open minded, positive and willing to take an action. So don’t wait only for next AIESEC gathering but make each day spent in this organization count!
LCPe TRACK by Yoana
The LCPe track at ALPS gave me the chance to get to know better the elected presidents of the other LCs in Austria. We got some insight into the mysterious and unknown area – LCP JD aka what is the LCP doing the whole time without anyone else knowing. Besides that, we were discovering what leadership styles we have, how to build and to develop our teams, how to prepare an EBM and many more interesting topics, which got me extremely excited for the upcoming year!
EB TRACK by Elisabeth
In the EB Track we focused on a different value each day. Our sessions were about being a World Citizen, Self-Aware, Empowering Others and being Action Oriented. We did many different exercises that helped us become more aware, for example about global issues on the first day and ourselves on the second day. All in all it was a fun and relaxed track, that gave us the opportunity to reflect on our EB experience so far and brought us closer as EBs in Austria.
TL TRACK by Maggy
Being Self-Aware, being Solution Oriented, Empowering Others and being a World Citizen.
In those topics was the Team Leader Track divided. We set new goals for ourselves and got to know more about our personality through the DISC Test, where we worked afterwards in those DISC groups. It was really interesting to see how similar the thoughts of the people were. We talked also a lot about the term and team members and how to improve our work through effective communication, coaching, understanding, etc.
What I liked the most was that our Middle Management WU got even more closer.
So I am really looking forward to the next months!
TM TRACK by Michal
OCP EXPERIENCE by Mihai
First of all, I have to say that I would need way more space than allocated in a newsletter article to write down thoughts about my OCP ALPS experience, but I will try to do my best. If you’re curious don’t hesitate to approach me:
I will start by stating that the OCP position is for persons who want to reach their limits at all times. The experience is for people who want to see how much stress they can handle. It is a position for people who, for five days, are ready to give out 110% in their fight against the unexpected.
I think the OCP ALPS is the most intense position in the Middle Management. First of all, because you have a shorter timeline and second, because you are ultimately responsible for a national conference, where so many delegates attend. You have to plan so much before, get incredibly structured and take the needs of every stakeholder into consideration while at the same time trying to mentally prepare yourself and the team for the experience on site.
And… most important, when the conference comes… remember all what you prepared and how important it is not to lose yourself, that you are the first one who needs to keep pushing. Also, when chaos is about to take over, that’s the time to show what you’re made of, communicate as clear as possible.
That’s why I decided to apply for the position. Knowing myself I was sure organizing ALPS is going to be a challenge. And it definitely was. But in the end… I and my team made it! We learned so much, we got through so many challenges, but we managed to keep calm and deliver as expected. And yes, I’m really proud of us!
A BIG THANKS FOR THE OC
A big thanks to the OC for their impeccable execution. You created such a unique and memorable event. And of course, thank you, Gabriela, for your continuous support throughout the conference. Thank you Facis for your informative materials and seamless delivery. Bene, thank you for your spirited performance and endless exuberance. Finally, thank you Evil Team for your necessary punishment.
APPLY FOR BUDDY AND BUDDY TRAINING 14/12
Where: Meeting room in office
Who: Contact Maggy Windisch
LCM AND CHRISTMAS PARTY 18/12
It's that time of the year again, where everyone gets in the Christmas mood buying presents and giving back to the world.
Well we in AIESEC do it differently!! ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR?!
We want to kindly invite you to the last LCM of this year, the Christmas LCM hosted by Diana-Christin and yours truly it will take place on the 18th of December (location and hour still tba on the FB event).
Get out your reindeer ears and the Santa hats cause we got many surprises waiting for you!!
Also, don't forget to bring a present for Secret Santa afterparty.
Ho ho ho,
Diana & Sonja
DR LOVE PRESENTS
The best leaderships gifts you can give yourself for Christmas
Whatever your challenges are today, whatever adversity you are facing, the most important thing you can do is to keep believing in yourself and that you can. Can what? That you can win. That you can get through it. That you can be promoted. That you can achieve that goal or that dream.
2. Don't be seduces by results:
The minute you start to think about the past results you have achieved, that’s when you stop thinking about producing results for the future. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating the great year you may have had, but it’s in the books and there’s another year starting in a few weeks. Reflect, enjoy and NEXT!
3. Stop Sulking:
The second worst thing you can do besides stop believing you can, is when you start thinking sulking when things aren’t going right is somehow going to help you. It’s not going to help you. See #2, if you are sulking and not executing the steps in your plan, you are losing focus and you will lose an opportunity to turn things around faster
4. Tell those you love that you love them:
Take the time to slow down and share an authentic caring moment with those whom you really treasure. I promise it will give them joy and remove any regrets you may experience later. There are people on your mind right now as you are reading this you know you need to talk to. Just talk to them. Apologize
5. Find someone who believes you can:
We’ve come full circle. Not only do you believe you can, but you need to find at least one person, more if possible, who believes you can. The greatest thing I have always had going for me is that I believe in other people’s talents and gifts. Has it hurt me at times, yes. I wouldn’t trade that ability for anything. You may never have considered the fact that every leader needs someone who believes in them. Forget all the “lone wolf on the prarie” stuff. That’s not true leadership. Having confidence in yourself is important, but it helps to have someone who believes in you, too, whether it’s a spouse, friend, teacher, coach or consultant.