It’s time to start planning for the Illinois Jaycee Fall GA!  Join us in Normal on October 13 – 15!  

The Fall GA registration form is available HERE.

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Training Highlights


JCI Impact with JCI USA National President Heather Vardell

JCI Impact is a course aimed for JCI members who want to become active citizens and create long-lasting positive change in their communities. The course discusses the active citizenship concept, covers the analysis of community needs, solutions addressing these needs and discusses the projects a Local Organization can conduct with all sectors of society in order to create sustainable and effective positive change in their community.


Improv & the Innovative Leader with Dr. Terry Noel

Terry will lead us through a workshop that uses the foundations of improv to bring out the creative and innovative leader in each of us. Using these improv foundations, we’ll learn about the inner critic in each of us and how we stifle our own creativity.  We’ll learn how to REALLY listen to others and that we might not be listening even when we think we are. We’ll discuss how to link what we know with what we don’t know in order to build connections and bridges with others.  Improv & the Innovative Leader is a fun, interactive workshop with will improve how you interact with and lead colleagues at work, your fellow members in the Jaycees and your peers in your community.

Terry W. Noel is Associate Professor of Management and Quantitative Methods at Illinois State University. He is also Associate Director of the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Assistant Chair of the Management and Quantitative Methods Department in the College of Business. Terry often speaks to groups on the topics of motivation and creativity. He is author of the book Empty Nest Egg: Why You Must Start Your Own Business NOW and The Vigil, both available on Terry performs weekly with Improv Attack!, an improvisational theater troupe in Bloomington/Normal, IL.



Fearless Adulting: Gettin’ Saucy with Emily

In this hands-on, “Fearless Adulting” workshop, you’ll taste spices and learn to make three, 4-ingredient sauces that will empower you to make positive change in any meal! Emily Sanscrainte is a professional chef with years of kitchen experience. She has a passion for food, the Jaycees and Ferdinand the Pitbull!