How to develop your leadership skills as a Team Leader with AIESEC.

What What is it like to be part of the world’s largest youth-run organisation? To develop yourself in a group of people that inspire you to reach for the stars while being there to catch you in case you fall? In the series “Develop your leadership skills with aiesec.”, we interviewed different members of AIESEC The Netherlands. Talking about their experiences and learnings of being an AIESECer.

In this first interview, we talked to Amber van Workum, 20, about her experience as Team Leader outgoing global entrepreneur (oGE) and outgoing global talent (oGT) in AIESEC Rotterdam.

What was the highlight of your AIESEC experience?

Going to Istanbul to learn how to be a great trainer and meeting AIESECers from all over the world.

What did you learn about yourself through your AIESEC experience?

I learned that I love public speaking. I also found my passion for helping people and sustainability.

What challenges did you overcome during your AIESEC experience? How did you manage this?

Confrontation is always very hard for me, but by receiving and giving feedback and maintaining open communication, our team only grew stronger.

What key learning are you taking away from your AIESEC experience?

My main take away from my experience with AIESEC, is that self-reflection is really important if I want to reach my goals. And in general the importance of self-awareness as one of the most important leadership skills.

If you could give one piece of advice to (potential) future AIESECers, what would it be?

Participate in as many activities as you can, because it will be the best time of your life!

This post was written by AIESEC in the Netherlands. We offer international voluntary projects and professional internships with the aim of developing leadership in youth. 

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