In support of our industry colleagues and the people of Greece, MCI decided to locate its annual training meeting in Athens, Greece. Despite the crisis, Greece remains a wonderful location for events and meetings, and as a leading global agency we were pleased to show our support.
In addition to our business commitment, we wanted to find a way to give back to the local community as part of our CSR program. Brainstorming the idea with our friends at Greek NGO Boroume, we researched various community action projects but came to the conclusion that one of the best ways we could help the local charities was to share some of our core business knowledge and expertise. The idea is that by sharing management strategies from a high growth global business we could spark some new thinking and enhanced collaboration in the local non-profit sector.
MCI Community Academy
So after 1 quick month of planning, yesterday we were very proud to have organised the first MCI Community Academy. We had 85 managers (paid and volunteer) from Greek NGOs, foundations and associations. This was the first time they had come together as a community. Our program was entitled FUELING SUCCESS, and it was focused on four key pillars. I had the pleasure of moderating these sessions, delivered by MCI’s senior and very inspiring management.
- Leadership: The Power of Full Engagement – Sebastian Tondeur, Chief Executive Officer
- Building your brand: Suzanne Fellay, Strategic Communication Director
- Building your team: Managing and motivating talent - Avinash Chandarana, Group Learning & Development Director
- From strategy to action: Jurriaen Sleijster Executive Vice President
As a result of the meeting the audience created the possibility of developing a collaborative NGO platform where they can share knowledge and resources.
Thank you to all the volunteers and to the event sponsors: the Athens Intercontinental Hotel, Kipling Events and of course Boroume