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SUMMARY

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8. AIESEC INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AIESEC WAY LEADERSHIP GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS PROGRAM (eXchange) GLOBAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AIESEC DIFFERENCE AIESEC ROMANIA AIESEC ARAD AIESEC ACRONYMS 3 8 10 11 15 17 18 19 20

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History
What began in 1948 as an organization to help develop "friendly relations" between member countries is now a global association with activities in 107 different countries and territories. The founding members of AIESEC started to build the organization between 1946 1948 but a clear identity was defined in 1948 and later in 1949 at the Stockholm Congress. 89 students participated in the Exchange Program in 1949 and exchange was defined as the core activity of the organization. In the coming years more and more countries joined the network and AIESEC became global in a very short period by being present on all the continents. Seminars were first introduced as part of trainees' reception experiences in a proposal from AIESEC in Germany in 1961. They were mainly economic in nature and for the first time, AIESEC was addressing specific issues in its activities-stated clearly in a nonpolitical way. At the 1974 International Congress in Bordeaux, an important motion was passed: the minimum length of an Exchange traineeship had to be 6 weeks. This measure improved the quality of our Exchanges. In 1976 an International Theme Programme was established that focused all international, regional, and local seminars on specific topics. This idea continued and grew through various stages. After this the focus of the organization was on addressing global themes besides the traditional Exchange Program. Themes like International Trade, Management Education, Sustainable development, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Responsibility were discussed at local, national and global seminars. In the attempt to meet the challenges of tomorrow head on and become a change agent, AIESEC Global Seminar Series (AGSS) was initiated in 1988. This series of seminars was conducted with the objective of educating youth and gathering their opinions on issues related to sustainable development, such that they would be able to have an impact on society through their combined voice, and later in life as leaders. TODAY AIESEC has 60 years of experience in developing high-potential youth into globally minded responsible leaders. Present in over 107 countries and territories and with over 50,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment. What makes AIESEC unique is the youth driven impactful experience that it offers to its members. AIESEC is run by young people for young people, enabling a strong experience to all its stakeholders. Our members are part of an exciting, driven global network. They are able to contribute to societal change while exploring their own vision for a positive impact on society. We are supported by thousands of partner organisations around the globe who look to AIESEC to support the development of youth and to access top talent through our global internship program.

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Our alumni are leaders within their organizations and communities. They use the experience, skills and inspiration AIESEC has provided them to be agents of positive change within todays society.

Timeline
1946 A precursor to AIESEC, called AIESE, is formed at an international meeting of students in Liege, Belgium 1949 Official statutes of AIESEC adopted at Stockholm Congress Exchange of first 89 students 1951 First international study tour (Scandinavia) 1953 Co-operation established with International Chamber of Commerce and UNESCO 1955 Traineeships break the 1000 mark 1957 United States joins as first non-European country 1958 First International Presidents Meeting South Africa joins AIESEC as first African country and Venezuela as first in South America 1961 Establishment of permanent secretariat in Geneva 1963 First Congress in North America, Princeton 1963, ends with White House reception by President Kennedy AIESEC extends to Asia with the inclusion of Korea and Japan 1964 Pope Paul VI receives the delegates of the 16th International Congress in Rome 1965 With Australia joining, AIESEC is now on all inhabited continents. Czechoslovakia joins as first country behind the "Iron Curtain" 1966 Co-operation with Swiss Bank Corporation starts AIESEC co-sponsors "Education for International Business" Switzerland, forerunner for the International Theme Programme 1967 First Seminar Traineeship Programme is held 1969 First time a computer is used to exchange students ITOMS (International Transfer of Management Skills) world conference is held in Turin, Italy 1970 Lufthansa joins AIESEC International as official carrier 1972 "Extension and Consolidation" programmes begin as aid from developed to developing countries in AIESEC 1974 Minimum allowable length on AIESEC traineeships is increased to six weeks to ensure quality 1976 "Management Education in the 80's" is adopted as the first International theme for 1976-78 1977 Concept of the "Leadership Development Seminar" is formulated First "Export Mission" is undertaken by France conference in

1982 "Meeting the Challenges of the Information Age" is chosen as international theme for 1982-1984

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1980 Theme of "Energy: A Factor in the World Economy" is chosen at the World Conference in 1980

1985 AIESEC decides to improve the relationship with the People's Republic of China "Services: a Dynamic Forces in Tomorrow's Economy" chosen as international theme 198587 1986 Refusal by the Swedish authorities to grant visa for the South African delegation to International Congress feeds debate on non-political nature of AIESEC 1st AIESEC Alumni congress held in Hungary. 1987 International theme - "Towards a global economy: The Challenge of cooperation" chosen for the years 1987 to 89. 1988 Launch of AIESEC Global Seminar Series( AGSS) under theme of "Our common future: The challenge of co-operation" 1990 Launch of the first "Global Theme Programme" with theme "Entrepreneurship and Corporate Responsibility" 1991 New global logo is introduced "Youth Action Guide on Sustainable Development" is published 1992 The Global Theme for the year 1992-1994 is adopted: "Education towards International and Cultural Understanding" AIESEC sends a delegation to the Earth Summit in Brazil (UNCED) 1993 "Corporate Responsibility & Entrepreneurship, A Youth Insight" is published 1994 "Education and the 21st Century Citizen - A Youth Action Guide" is published 1995 AIESEC attends the World Social Summit (WSSD) in Copenhagen 1996 Lufthansa sponsors an exclusive flight for over 300 delegates to travel for Congress in Warsaw, Poland. First paperless matching of traineeships. Global Theme is adopted: "Interdependence Learning and Acting for a Shared Future". AIESEC attends Habitat II meeting in Istanbul 1997 Matching of traineeships goes online with launch of "Insight" global information system 1998 AIESEC International relocates to Rotterdam Launch of AIESEC Learning Tool

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AIESEC in numbers
1948 50.000 members 107 countries/territories The year AIESEC was founded The number of young people who are currently experiencing AIESEC. The number of countries and territories all around the world where AIESEC is present. We are currently present in over 1700 universities Although we have 800 Local Committees, many Local Committees have presence in numerous universities. Given the latest internal data (June 2009) on number of universities we have presence on. We run more than 470 conferences each year at national, regional and global level The biggest AIESEC conference is the International Congress (IC) with more than 600 young people and 200 organizations involved from all around the world. We provide unique exchange experiences for over 10.000 youth annually and plan to have more! We partner with 4.000 organizations globally These include sponsors, internships providers and others. Each year, over 8.300 leadership opportunities are available Youth around the world engage in all sorts of projects in leading a team of at least three people for more than three months. This number is constantly increasing. We have impacted over 800.000 people in society through AIESEC This number is calculated taking into account an average of 15.000 members per year throughout our existence. We have 800 Local Committees As you can see from the number above, many Local Committees are covering several universities. Our network is divided into six Growth Networks Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Western Europe and North America, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Iberoamerica

1.700 universities

470 conferences

10.000 exchanges 4.000 partners 8.300 leadership opportunities

800.000 alumni

800 LC's

6 Growth Networks

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The AIESEC GNs

CEE
Armenia Lithuania Macedonia, Fyro Azerbaijan Moldova Bosnia - Herzegovina Mongolia Bulgaria Poland Croatia Romania Czech Republic Russia Estonia Serbia Georgia Slovakia Hungary Slovenia Kazakhstan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Tunisia Latvia Turkey Ukraine

MENA
Algeria Bahrain Egypt Iran Jordan Morocco Oman Tunisia Qatar UAE

WENA
Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Italy Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom

AF
Botswana Cameroon Cote Divoire Ghana Kenya Nigeria Rwanda Senegal South Africa Tanzania Togo Uganda Zimbabwe Angola Benin Ethiopia Gabon Mozambique

AP
Afghanistan Australia Bangladesh Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Korea Mainland China Malaysia New Zealand Pakistan Philippines Singapore Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Vietnam Bolivia Brazil

IA

Central America South Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Mexico Peru Portugal Puerto Rico Southern Cone Spain Venezuela United States

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VISION: Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind's Potential


Peace: Not just absence of war, but a world that does not have conflicts that arise from cultural, religious, perceptional or other aspects of differences in humanity. Fulfillment of Humankind's Potential: Aim to develop individuals who have the knowledge, skills and determination to bring more development to the world.

How is this Enacted?


Our 6 Values provide a way for the collective leadership of AIESEC to encourage common norms of behavior across our global network which will support the achievement of our goals and will support us in pursuing our ideals.

1) Activating Leadership
We lead by example and inspire leadership through actions and results. We take full responsibility for developing the potential of other people.

2) Demonstrating Integrity
We are consistent and transparent in our decisions and actions. We fulfill our commitments and conduct ourselves in a way that is true to our ideals.

3) Living Diversity
We seek to learn from the different ways of life and opinions represented in our multicultural environment. We respect and actively encourage the contribution of every individual.

4) Enjoying Participation
We have a dynamic environment created by active and enthusiastic involvement of individuals. We enjoy being involved in AIESEC.

5) Striving for Excellence

6) Acting Sustainably
We act in a way that is sustainable for our organization and society. Our decisions take into account the needs of future generations.

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We aim to deliver the highest quality performance in everything we do. Through creativity and innovation we seek to continuously improve our results.

Our IMPACT

So, the role of AIESEC is ACTIVATING

LEADERSHIP.

The WAY we do it

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Leadership in AIESEC
Leadership plays an important role when an organization strives for the fulfillment of its vision. AIESEC ties in with the idea and provides a platform for young people to let them explore and develop their leadership potential towards making a positive impact on society. The organization with its huge global network of 50000 committed students in over 110 countries offers you more than 5000 practical leadership opportunities each year and helps its members to develop functional competencies and soft skills through a customized learning experience called The AIESEC way. With the help of workshops, trainings and individual learning plans members receive support on their way to grow as a person and become a future leader. Being part of a team on the local, national or international level and leading individuals AIESEC offers its members a high number of diverse leadership positions. An example of available leadership positions in AIESEC are: Leading a team of individuals to: Sell the exchange program to corporate clients Run an exchange project on a relevant social issue Run a recruitment process Put new members through the induction process Organize a learning activity for members Organize a conference for 20 to 300 people Be a part of a local leadership team that: Organizes 15-60 volunteer members Manages a budget Services 5-15 companies and NGOs Runs a strategic planning process for the year Participates in national discussions on strategy Trains at local and national events Be a part of a national or international team that: Manages AIESEC at 4 to 50 different universities Develops the agenda and delivers training at conferences with up to 300 people Sells and manages major partnerships with companies and organizations Represents a country at AIESEC conferences Leads the development of a national long-term plan Leads the develop of national strategies for different functional areas Functional Skills: Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning Human Resources Budgeting/Accounting Project Management Soft Skills: Team management Public speaking and presentation Cross-cultural awareness Training and facilitation

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eXchange History
In the early years of the Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales1 (AIESEC), activities regarding exchange consisted of traineeships, study tours and the exchange of information on studies. Traineeships were organized during the months of November or December through careful selections by the 'local committees' (groups of AIESEC members) and training occurred during the following summer. Receiving Committee' members of the host country played a role, completing the whole experience by serving as a point of contact for trainees with the economic and cultural life of the locality. Efforts by the association for better organization could also be witnessed after the congress in Copenhagen (1952) addressing uniform procedures and employment contracts for exchange. Development of exchange was progressing well with an annual growth of 22% but there was a mounting concern for the quality of exchanges and thus the AIESEC Summer School Training Programmes (SSTP) were introduced in 1966. It was a movement of expansion from the traditional' traineeship exchange programmes and gave more meaningful experiences to the exchange participant. SSTPs engaged a limited amount of selected trainees, each undergoing unique training and education but in a common field or topic on a project. Every week they took time off from their firms to meet for lectures and group discussions and at the end of their traineeship period, joint and individual reports were produced. By the end of 1969, 22 SSTPs were successfully carried out in eleven different countries. A shift of focus to member education and talent development to prepare AIESEC members for a future in the business environment occurred in the 1970's. Alignment of the global association as a whole led to the emergence of International Theme Programmes (ITP). Henceforth, these became a formal part of AIESEC.
1 Nowadays, the french acronym AIESEC is no longer used by the organization, since in the history AIESEC expanded to other backgrounds different to Economic and Commercial Sciences. Please use AIESEC simply as is.

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Advancements in Information technology in the 1990's saw the ongoing development of communication and exchange tools. The emergence of the AIESEC Global Information Systems (AGIS) embraced new internet technology to connect operations across the globe. Such changes meant that not only was the International Traineeship Exchange Program, (ITEP) managed online, but also a large portion of local committee budgets were now freed up from the costs of physical communications. AGIS would later become known as "Insight". Insight had the advantage of using the internet to send data, and continuous matching was able to take place, (previously matching was done at specified times.) The introduction of Issue-Based Experiences (IBXPs) began as a way to ensure that young people who have identified a passion for a particular issue have the chance to live an experience that not only enables them to gain general leadership skills, but also expertise on a particular issue. This process supplements what AIESEC offers to its members; experiences to support them in developing needed competencies to lead positive change and a strong interest and knowledge in one of the key topics of the world that needs positive leadership. In 2011 the eXchange program was renamed to Global Internships Program in Romania not to be confused with other types of exchange.

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Timeline
Year 1948 eXchange purpose and types 150 exchanges To establish and promote friendly relations between the members. Study tours, cultural tours 2500 exchanges Increasing Diversity and improving international understanding : Students in Study Tours 3500 exchanges To develop a new generation of managers with international understanding Traineeship exchanges Activities on management 6000 exchanges International understanding and cooperation of countries and communities. Traineeship eXchanges Social based projects 1000 exchanges By developing individuals we contribute to the development of our communities with an overriding commitment to international cooperation and understanding Traineeship eXchanges Learning activities 4000 exchanges Our international platform enables young people to discover and develop their potential to provide leadership for a positive impact on society. Traineeship eXchanges Learning activities 14511 exchanges AIESEC is the international platform for young people to discover and develop their Leadership potential International internships Global Learning environment

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AIESEC Internship Types


Management Internships The Intern spends time working in areas related to Management. These areas may include business, administration, finance, accounting, marketing, project management, organizational management and human resources. Technical Internships Has to be based on work in areas related to Information Technology or Engineering. The Intern spends the majority of their time in one or more of these areas; web development and management, software development and programming, system analysis and design, network management, database management and engineering. Development Internships The intern has a direct interaction or working on the development of an unprivileged group of persons or community. Majority of the work has to be based on areas related to community development issues. Education Internship It involves the majority of time being spent either teaching a language, teaching a subject, or another aspect of education including curriculum development, character education, cultural interaction and perspective promotion in academic fields and sectors. The intern must have the academic and working backgrounds in the field of education and training.

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Global Learning Environment

Individual discovery Are you aware of who you are? What do you want in life? What makes you happy? What makes you vibe? Our actions help you to discover the sense of your life and guide you towards the best decisions in your personal and professional opportunities. Team Experiences - Teams are the basis of our current organizational structure. You can be part of teams from 4 members to lead the organization to over 35,000 members. Our teams experiences are comprised of a common goal, plan, specific period of time and constant evaluation and recognition of success. You can manage projects, manage organizational processes and operations, organize events and much more. Teams also bring forward the aspect of learning by doing Mentoring Mentoring relationships provide an important source of external feedback with other AIESEC members or AIESEC partners/supporters- about your decisions in AIESEC and outside of AIESEC. Through mentoring we create friendly relationships among all of our stakeholders and powerful networks. Virtual Spaces - Our virtual spaces play the role of tying together the entire learning environment and AIESEC network. MyAIESEC.net is our unique online platform of resources, contact information, forums, news, classifieds and constant promotion of exchange and leadership opportunities at a local, national and international level. At the same time, AIESEC is present in the main online channels such as Youtube, Flickr, Facebook to keep you connected to your AIESEC friends in all parts of the world. Conferences and Seminars - AIESEC holds over 470 national and international conferences every year which gather AIESEC members, partners, sponsors, alumni, etc. These conferences currently serve to support major organisational activity. You can either attend or organize these conferences in your city/country and receive AIESEC members from all over the world. Learning Circles - AIESEC Learning Circles are local learning communities to discuss and share information about issues or topics that are common between members, partners or sponsors. The learning circles virtual and physical- are formed by AIESECers who share a common interest in gaining experience, knowledge and networks in a common sector or topic.

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The AIESEC Difference


Our innovative approach to developing young people focuses on taking a proactive role, developing self-awareness and a personal vision, building networks, and developing capacity to drive change. The AIESEC platform allows individuals to craft their own experience through the available opportunities. The result is typically a 1-5 year experience that produces individuals with the following skills and experiences: 1) Leadership Experience Through the management of over 700 offices at the local, national, and international level, AIESEC members have the opportunity to lead teams in different areas, do planning, take decisions, speak in public, and turn their ideas into action. AIESEC members are oriented to enter situations with the intention to make things happen. 2) Multi-Functional Skills AIESEC members get practical experience in all facets of running an organization, including sales and marketing, customer servicing, recruitment, evaluation, budgeting, planning, project management, presentation skills, and more. Practical experience in such a broad range of areas is unique while still in university. 3) Effectiveness The way we run a global organization with such an impressive scale of programs and almost 100% turnover is through an incredible commitment from our membership. AIESEC members invest between 15-30 hours a week in the organization while also managing university, part-time jobs, family, and friends. They learn how to manage their time, set priorities, and multi-task. 4) Global and Diversity Through the management of our exchange program and interaction on our global online platforms, the average AIESEC member is working and communicating every day with people from all over the world. Nearly all AIESEC members speak more than 1 language and have an international experience. AIESEC members learn how to work effectively in diverse environments and see things from a global perspective. 5) Self-Awareness With a focus on reflection, AIESEC provides space and support for individuals to do goal-setting, personal awareness exercises, and personal vision development. Pushed by an inspiring environment, AIESEC members develop a strong sense of who they are and the role they would like to play in the future. _______________________________________ This is the AIESEC Difference what gives people with AIESEC experience an edge over other young people and what drives them to play valuable roles within their workplaces and communities.

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AIESEC ROMANIA

In Romania, AIESEC has been actively involved in the education and career orientation of young people for almost 20 years. One of AIESECs greatest strengths is our ability to bring together young people and partner organizations from all over the world through internships, conferences and our global learning environment. Our membership base consists of more than 1,000 young people in over 40 universities in 15 cities from Romania. Local offices are managed by students or recent graduates. AIESEC is run by youth, for youth. Together, the network manages relationships with well over 550 partners, facilitates more than 600 internships and 700 leadership roles. AIESEC in Romania was born in March 1990, when a team from Austria came to our country with the intention of founding AIESEC Romania. From that moment until today, 13 cities host AIESEC. Among those, there are Braov, Bucureti, Constana, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Galai, Iai, Oradea, Piteti, Ploieti, Sibiu, Timioara and Trgu-Mure. In 2010, AIESEC Romania expanded its national network in Arad and Suceava.

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We, AIESEC Arad


AIESEC ARAD exists as an organization since September 2010. Our main mission is to develop young people professionally and personally, as well as the local business and social environment through projects, educational opportunities and international experiences. The projects initiated and coordinated by AIESEC Arad are based on a series of issues like the environment, sustainability, education, IT and branding. They are established according to the identified needs of the society and of young people, and aim at providing the best opportunities for the young, both theoretical and practical ones.

Departments
Talent Management The Talent Management departments main role is maintaining the organizational climate and an efficient internal communication. Its activity consists in coordinating the recruitment, developing members potential and performance and their evaluation. Keeping the members motivated and the coaching are also part of the departments functional systems in view of a more continuous development. OutGoing Exchange The departments activity is represented by the eXchange programme, which offers young people the opportunity to choose an international internship. This way, multiculturalism is promoted as an element of the personal and professional development of the members. The department uses the AIESEC platform for the search of the most adequate internship for each member and makes sure that he/she has an interesting experience, being there for him/her throughout his/hers entire eXchange period. InComing exchange This department deals with all the internal tasks that need to be accomplished in order for the internationals who come in eXchage in Arad to have a memorable experience. The teams aim is to offer them a relevant work experience, the program being sold to companies and other non-governmental organizations. This implies finding the most suitable persons that can contribute to the quality of the experience. Communication The Communication department has as main objective creating and maintaining AIESECs image by means of the projects and the events organized in which the local committee is involved. The team contributes to this objective by the work done on one of the four subareas of the department, which are public relations, events, design and information systems and knowledge management. The first one deals with the written texts , for promotional materials and the media, the second one with the organization of the events, the third one

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with all related to design and the last one with the informational systems, in physical and structural format.

Finance This department is responsible for the financial resources management in AIESEC Arad. It deals with three sub-areas such as accountancy, financial management and legislation. The main activities are accountancy, the creation of budgets, financial analysis, control and evaluation, all contributing to the organizations sustainability. External Relations and eXchange The External Relations department is in charge of contacting the companies interested in supporting AIESEC projects and activities and maintaining the relations with the economical, local and national environment. Our main activity is to search for the interested companies to get involved in our projects and to take international interns and obtain feedback concerning our activities for the local committees activity to be relevant for the exterior as well.

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AIESEC Acronyms
AIESEC and AIESECers make use of many acronyms and abbreviations in everything from written communications to daily conversation. These acronyms help shorten many technical terms used by AIESEC chapters worldwide. @ AC ADAPT AI AP AR BOA BOD CC CCP CD CEE CEED CEEDer CIDA COMM CSR DT EB EP ER ET Expro F FACI GA GIP GM GN HFTF HR HRDC I2A Symbol internationally known as AIESEC Assessment Centre AIESEC Development Assistance Program for Trainees AIESEC International Asia-Pacific (GN) Alumni Relations (Portfolio) Board of Advisors Board of Directors Congress Committee Congress Committee President Corporate Development (Portfolio) Central & Eastern Europe (GN) Cultural Envoy for Exchange Development A CEED participant Canadian International Development Agency Communications (Portfolio) Corporate Social Responsibility Development Traineeship Executive Board Exchange Participant (formerly known as SN) External Relations (Portfolio) Educational Traineeship Exchange Projects Conference Finance (Portfolio) Facilitator General Assembly Global Internship Program (formerly known as ITEP General Meeting Growth Network Heading for the Future (stage) Human Resources Human Resources Development Canada Introduction to AIESEC (stage)

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IBXP IA IC ICX IPM IS ITEP LC LCP LPG/LSG LR MC MCP MCVP MD MENA MT NC NLDC NOGX NPG/NSG NPM OC OCP OGX OPM ORC PBOX QO QRC PR RB SN TN TM TR TT VP WENA WRC X

Issue-based experience Ibero America (GN) (formerly known as Spanish-Speaking GN) International Congress Incoming Exchange (Portfolio) International Presidents Meeting Information Systems International Traineeship Exchange Program (now know as GIP) Local Committee Local Committee President Local Partner Group/Local Sponsor Group Leadership Role (stage) Member Committee Member Committee President Member Committee Vice President Member Development (now known as TM) Middle East & North Africa (GN) Management Traineeship National Congress National Leadership & Development Conference National Outgoing Exchange Conference National Partner/Sponsorship Group National Presidents Meeting Organizing Committee Organizing Committee President Outgoing Exchange (Portfolio) Ontario Presidents Meeting Ontario Regional Conference Project Based on Exchange Quebec/Ontario Conference (sometimes written as OQ) Quebec Regional Conference Public Relations Review Board Student Nominee (now known as EP) Traineeship Nominee Talent Management (Portfolio) (formerly known as MD) Taking Responsibility (stage) Technical Traineeship Vice President Western Europe & North America (GN) Western Regional Conference Internationally Recognized symbol for Exchange

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