Registration is open for the 2019 Global Leadership Conference in Berlin, Germany (November 18–22), with early-bird pricing through June 30, 2019. The conference, with a theme of "Next 100: Future Ready,” will include keynote speakers and thought leaders in youth education and innovation; plenary sessions with member-country panels and best-practice sharing; breakouts and networking; and an authentic German dinner and night of fun! Register at https://jaww.org/GLCregistration.

On the registration site, we’ll first collect basic data (name, address, name, visa requirements, etc.). The second step is payment via credit card; remember that registration for the conference isn‘t completed until the payment is done! Once both steps are complete, JA Germany will send a confirmation and be responsible for answering follow-up questions. To reach them in the meantime, please send an email to [email protected]

Booking the hotel is an additional step you’ll need to take, and the conference fee does not include accommodations. We have blocked hotel rooms at the beautiful Park Inn by Raddisson Berlin-Alexanderplatz (located at Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin), which is also the conference site. Contact the hotel at +49 30 2389 4333 (phone), +49 30 2389 4546 (fax), or [email protected] and use the keyword GLC2019 to obtain our discount (99€ per night, single; 109€ per night, double). You can also download and complete this PDF and email it to the hotel.

JA Worldwide Awards GLC 2019

JA Lifetime Achievement Award (individual award), in recognition of a JA network professional who has significantly contributed to the growth and impact of JA programs in his or her country. Requires at least eight years’ experience with JA, in a member country’s chief executive position, and student growth (in either student experience numbers or contact hours) in each of the past five years. Member country must be in a good financial position with a positive net asset position and a Member in Good Standing throughout the past year.

  • Required documentation to be a candidate: Endorsement letter by two board members within the JA network, résumé, most recent financial audit, and executive summary of professional JA accomplishments.

  • Judging committee (odd number): JA Worldwide, Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Member Council (MC), Board of Governors (BG)/Global Council (GC), past winner (if appropriate), totaling five to nine people.

  • Selection criteria: JA Worldwide will pre-qualify candidates based on the above criteria. JA USA area presidents are not eligible for this award.

  • Process: Beginning July 1, 2019, JA Worldwide will assess and isolate qualified JA individuals that meet and exceed the award criteria listed above. JA Worldwide will reach out directly to qualified individuals beginning August 1, 2019, with additional information.

Soraya Salti Award (individual award), in recognition of JA leaders who are committed visionaries that push the boundaries to move JA forward in a positive way, particularly to bring systematic change to a country or region. We are looking for staff who are innovative and able to engage a wide variety of stakeholders in order to advance social and/or economic progress in the areas where they live and work. This person will exemplify the JA values of the boundless potential of young people, excellence, integrity, and respect in tangible ways.

  • Required documentation to be a candidate: With JA for five or more years; endorsement letter from another staff member; endorsement letter from a board member within the JA network; executive summary of JA and other professional accomplishments including inspirational activities (speaking at conferences, authoring articles, selected as a Young Global Leader, etc.); received external recognition of accomplishment over the past 5+ years with the organization.

  • Judging committee (odd number): JA Worldwide, SLT, MC, BOG/GC, totaling five to nine people.

  • Selection criteria: Open to senior (CEO, COO, VP, Director, etc.) JA staff; may self-nominate or be nominated. JA USA area presidents are not eligible for this award.

  • Process: Beginning July 1 through September 10, 2019, JA Worldwide will be accepting nominations for the Soraya Salti Award. For nominations to be considered, the required full documentation for each candidate must be submitted by October 1, 2019.

JA Collaboration Awards (member country/U.S. area/ROC award), in recognition of member countries, U.S. areas, and ROCs that champion collaborative projects between and among members/areas/regions and encourage worldwide cooperation through projects that promote fundraising initiatives, operational efficiency, and program reach. The project must demonstrate that it promotes the mission of JA Worldwide, as well as positive and tangible outcomes in the areas of resource generation, operational efficiency, or program growth. The member country/U.S. area/ROC must be in good financial position with a positive net asset position and a Member in Good Standing throughout the year.

  • Required documentation to be a candidate: Executive summary describing the collaborative project and the strategies used to create a structure for success; evidence of satisfactory outcomes for the members/U.S. areas/ROCs involved.'

  • Judging committee (odd number): JA Worldwide, SLT, MC, BOG/GC.

  • Selection criteria: Open to all JA member countries/U.S. areas/ROCs; may self-nominate or be nominated.

  • Process: July 1 through September 10, 2019, JA Worldwide will accept nominations for the JA Collaboration Awards. For nominations to be considered, the required full documentation for each candidate must be submitted by October 1, 2019.

JA Alumni Engagement Award (member country/U.S. area/ROC award), in recognition of member countries, U.S. areas, and ROCs that have developed robust alumni strategies, including tracking, communication, and engagement projects for JA alumni. The alumni strategy enhances the member/U.S. area/ROC’s ability to promote fundraising initiatives, volunteering, and/or operational efficiency. Must be a Member in Good Standing throughout the past year.

  • Required documentation to be a candidate: Executive summary describing the alumni strategy and tactics used to create a structure for success; evidence of satisfactory outcomes for the members/U.S. areas/ROCs and alumni involved.

  • Judging committee (odd number): JA Worldwide, SLT, MC, BOG/GC, alumnus.

  • Selection criteria: Open to all JA member countries/U.S. areas/ROCs; may self-nominate or be nominated.

  • Process: July 1 through September 10, 2019, JA Worldwide will accept nominations for JA Alumni Engagement Awards. For nominations to be considered, the required full documentation for each candidate must be submitted by October 1, 2019.

JA Activator Award (member country/U.S. area/ROC award), in recognition of member countries, U.S. areas, and ROCs that prove a willingness to activate programs and ideas developed by others within JA. This award is intended to celebrate one of the most important characteristics of good leadership: the willingness to learn from others and execute someone else’s ideas that are not your own. These ideas can be programs or projects that promote student reach, fundraising initiatives, and volunteer and/or board engagement. The project must demonstrate that it promotes the mission of JA Worldwide, as well as positive and tangible outcomes in the areas of resource generation, operational efficiency, or program growth. The member country/U.S. area/ROC must be in good financial position with a positive net asset position and a Member in Good Standing throughout the year.

  • Required documentation to be a candidate: Executive summary describing the adoption of programs or ideas and the strategies used to create a structure for success; evidence of satisfactory outcomes for the members/U.S. areas/ROCs involved.

  • Judging committee (odd number): JA Worldwide, SLT, MC, BOG/GC.

  • Selection criteria: Open to all JA member countries/U.S. areas/ROCs; may self-nominate or be nominated.

  • Process: July 1 through September 10, 2019, JA Worldwide will accept nominations for the JA Collaboration Awards. For nominations to be considered, the required full documentation for each candidate must be submitted by October 1, 2019.

Recognition of Service Awards (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years) already given in the regions.

  • Recognition of individuals in GLC program.

  • Digital or actual service pin from JA Worldwide.