Trainers in 2018

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Derek Reilly


Derek Reilly is a highly respected leader within JCI with a proven track-record of working and developing young people in Ireland and internationally. In JCI Ireland Derek has had a high impact in the last 7 years as a leader of empowering young people to have develop their skills, grow as leaders and impact their communities positively. Derek has excellent people and project management skills as well as wide network and in his time in JCI Ireland leadership team we have increased the membership base by 50%.In JCI Derek established JCI Mayo in 2011, won Most Outstanding Local JCI President in 2012 and was a JCI Ireland National President for 2014. Last year Derek was a Councillor in European Development Council looking after 8 European countries. Derek helped to organise the 2012 and 2014 National Conventions in Ireland and was organizing the 2017 EPM (European Presidents Meeting).  Right now he is JCI Dublin President Elect and proposed COC Director for EC 2020 in Dublin.
Outside of JCI, Derek Reilly is based in Ireland’s capital Dublin. He is an Account Executive for Indeed (The world’s No 1 jobs website). Derek also has a passion for training and is a qualified trainer with JCI. He has trained hundreds of JCI members nationally and internationally. Derek is also an international speaker and co-author of the Amazon best selling book “LinkedIn or LinkedOut – 107 Ways to Grow your Business using LinkedIn”. 
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Kaire Valge


Kaire joined JCI in 2009, after seeing a huge opportunity within the organization to fulfill her dream to become a professional trainer. Ever since she has been an active member of JCI, constantly working with different teams and being involved in various major projects, conferences and training’s. During her years in JCI Kaire has dealt with composing national and local organizations strategies, developing internal systems, re-establishing national organizations training institute and conducting countless training’s and workshops nationally and internationally to empower our members to become better leaders and better versions of themselves. During the last two and a half years Kaire and her team were dedicated to prepare the bid for JCI World Congress 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia which was successfully voted in Amsterdam at JCI World Congress 2017.In her professional life Kaire works as a solution focused coach helping teams and individuals achieve their goals and dreams. For the past 12 years she has been assisting companies as a business consultant in EU grants, by writing business and export plans, conducting cost-benefit analysis, doing customer or employees satisfaction surveys and developing strategies. Kaire is also a passionate mentor and a trainer.

JCI background highlights:

JCI World Congress 2019 Bid Director

  • JCI Grand Slam Award winner 2017
  • JCI Syria COC Academy Head trainer 2017
  • JCI EDC Academy Head trainer 2017
  • JCI EDC Councillor 2017
  • JCI Estonia National President 2016
  • JCI Toomemäe president 2014
  • JCI Senator # 75520

“Ever since I first came to JCI the organization has been for me a true development accelerator. I will always be grateful for the endless opportunities, support and positive changes in my life that JCI has created. 

COC academy is definitely a life changing experience that will shift you towards becoming a better version of you :)

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Peeter Tars


Peeter joined JCI in 2005 because he saw an opportunity to do, learn and experience things in the organization, that he couldn’t anywhere else. Peeter is a shiny and brilliant person whose presence doesn’t go unnoticed by anyone. There are two reasons for this: either he is very actively participating and contributing to the event or he has the leading role in it. He is currently JCI Estonia National Past President. 

Peeter is master of sience in product development and he lives by principle that every problem has one or more solutions. Peeter has worked in IT business for 20 years running his own company, which provides customer management software for sports clubs.


JCI background highlights:

  • JCI Estonia National Past President 2018
  • JCI Estonia National President 2017
  • JCI Syria COC Academy trainer 2017
  • COC Academy director 2012
  • JCI Tallinn president 2010
  • Rat Race director 2008
  • Head of security at European Conference 2006
  • JCI Senator # 74512


“COC Academy is the most intensive teamwork training that gives you an ability to decrypt peoples behaviour. “