Annual Professional Development Program

AMCHAMPS – Young Leaders in Change - Generation 2020

APPLY FOR AMCHAMPS 007!

FOR STUDENTS

If you:
  • are up to 25 years and you are a full-time or a master's student at the State University in Serbia
  • have a competitive spirit and you are a true team player
  • want to meet successful business people and the business community in Serbia
  • want to make acquaintances and friendships that will change your life
Apply for # AmChamps007!

You can send your CV and motivation letter or video to amchamps@amcham.rs by December 8, 2019 at the latest.

FOR MANAGERS


If you:
  • work at one of AmCham's member companies
  • have a minimum of one year of managerial experience in managing people or projects
  • have a strong leadership potential and competitive spirit
  • want to perfect your mentoring skills
Apply for # AmChamps007!

For more information about the application process for #AmChamps 007, please consult your HR or GM!
AmChamps – Young Leaders in Change is AmCham Serbia’s landmark professional development program, launched in early 2014 as a showcase model on how academia and corporate sector should work together with aim to develop people who will be leading the business community in Serbia.

WHAT DOES AMCHAMPS OFFER?

  • mentorship
  • opportunity for exchanging ideas, experience, dialogue and networking with business society in Serbia and experts.
  • gaining practical knowledge and skills, essentials for further professional development
  • MBA and Master Program at University of Sheffield
  • AmChamps certificate

WHO ARE PARTICIPANTS?

AmChamps 007 will gather 50 participants – 25 students & 25 young managers from AmCham member companies. Students are III & IV year of undergraduate studies or enrolled in master studies at the state Universities in Serbia and have up to 25 years. AmCham members are young and mid-managers between 29 and 37 years.

At a special speed dating event at the beginning of the program, students and young managers are matched up with one another in pairs based on brief speed dating, with the managers acting as mentors to the students. Throughout the program participants work on assignments and projects, either in their pairs or as part of larger teams, developing together their mentoring relationships.

HOW WE DO IT?

The program is comprised of three parts – learning curve (regular part), case study (semi-finals) and project assignment (finals).

Regular part – learning curve

The regular part, or the learning curve) consists of a series of lectures, workshops and extracurricular activities during which participants gain new knowledge and professional experience aimed at perfecting business skills, stimulating creative thinking and self-confidence. In parallel, they are working together in pairs, developing mentoring and leadership. During this period, managers have obligation to provide students, their mentees, with an internship opportunity in their companies, of a minimum two working weeks, to get acquainted with the company at the first hand. Participants collect points for different activities, and ten pairs who get the highest scores progress into the next phase – semifinals. Upon completion of the regular part of the program, participants receive certificates of successful completion of the AmChamps, if they were present at minimum 70% of the planned activities.

Semi-finals – case study

The ten pairs are given a case study by Coca-Cola Hellenic to work on over summer. They then present their results at the semifinals event, in September.

In addition, students get internships in AmCham member companies (at least one month) while managers have an opportunity to attend career coaching sessions with a special consultant.

Finals – project assignment

The three pairs who perform best in semi-finals move on to the finals, where, mentored by AmCham Board members, they develop special projects provided by the CEOs/GMs of the companies which have delegated managers. Each pair thus works on a real company-specific project. The pair that completes the assignment most successfully is pronounced the AmChamps 2020 winner at the special event celebrating the end of the program.

SCHEDULE

You can find AmChamps 007 schedule by following this link.

IT'S A RACE TO THE FINISH LINE!


Within the regular part of the program, participants will collect points for the following activities: attendance, assignments (workshops, lectures), project and organization of event - total maximum of 100 points per pair.

Attendance | maximum 32 points

Project | maximum 20 points

Assignments | maximum 24 points

Organization of event | maximum 24 points

Negative points

AWARDS

All finalists get special awards – first placefull scholarships for Executive MBA (manager) and Master studies (student) at Sheffield University in Thessaloniki, second and third placehalf fee waiver.

Also, PWC would award one couple withPWC Mini MBA for the managerand thethree - month practice for the student.

CONTACTS


For all the additional information related to program you may contact AmChamps TeaM:Tina Kostić&Milica Samardžićvia email amchamps@amcham.rs or phones 011 30 88 132, 063 344 160 i 060 04 94 679.

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