5JCI Malta Conference

Dare to Lead: The Road to Sustainable Leadership

With the theme, Dare to Lead: The Road to Sustainable Leadership, the JCI Malta Convention includes keynote speeches, panel discussions and training sessions by local and international trainers and speakers. This is an opportunity to network, learn, and have fun together!

When: 1st April 2023

Time: 9:00 – 15:30

Where: The Notch (Urban Valley), San Gwann


  • Early Bird – SOLD OUT
  • Members – € 30
  • Non – members – € 35

Dare to Lead conference
Dare to lead – The Road To Sustainable Leadership
Conference Overview

What can you expect?


Access to keynote speeches, workshops, and panel sessions led by both local and international speakers/trainers.


2 coffee breaks,  1 lunch, and water throughout the day

Business networking opportunities.

Get inspired about all things related to inclusivity, mental health, and sustainability. 

Conference Countdown

We can’t wait to see you!








International Training/speeches

“Dare to Lead: The Road to Sustainable Leadership” will focus on speeches and sessions centred around the topic of leadership, mental health and community impact. The sessions will be led by both local and international trainers/speakers.

Keynotes & Networking

It will host keynote speeches by renowned speakers and there will be opportunities to network during the sessions and breaks.

Sponsorship opportunities

Main Conference Sponsors

The Gasan Foundation
JKM Consulting
More support opportunities

Conference Supporters

SIGMA Coatings
our conference venue

The Notch conference centre

The JCI Malta Conference Dare to Lead will be held at The Notch Conference Centre within the 4-star Urban Valley Hotel & Spa in the quiet town of San Ġwann.

DARE TO LEAD: The Road to Sustainable Leadership

Conference Agenda

National Convention
9:00 AM Doors open (coffee)
9:10 AM Opening Speeches
9:15 AM

Keynote: The art of inclusive leadership – Ian Gourley (UP)
(This keynote is sponsored by The Gasan Foundation)

9:45 AM Training: Leadership for community impact – Annalisa Schembri
10:30 AM Coffee break
10:50 AM Keynote: Leading with clarity: seeing beyond bias – Alexandra Botos
11:20 PM

Training: Going green without going in the red – Roberta Lepre
(This training is sponsored by MTA)

12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM

Workshop: A practical approach to work-life balance – Charlene Camilleri Duca

2:00 PM

Speech by the 2022 public speaking champion – Chloe Cauchi
2:20 PM Training: Neurodiversity in the workplace – Joseph K Muscat 
(This training is sponsored by JKM Consulting)
3:30 PM Closing

*The programme might be subject to change

our national convention

meet our speakers & trainers

Ian Gourley

Ian Gourley

UP Academy Manager

UP Academy Manager, Former President of Greek-Irish Chamber of Commerce, an Academic with a passion for training, Ian has over twenty five years experience in business management, leadership and course development both locally and internationally. 

As UP Academy Manager, Ian brings his wealth of experience to a wide and diverse audience. Not afraid to be out of his comfort zone, Ian challenges individuals to attain that best version of themselves. 

Joseph K Muscat

Joseph K Muscat

Owner of Joseph K Muscat Consulting

Joseph K Muscat brings his personal experience of Neurodiversity to his professional life and to theories and studies conducted on this condition. Mr. Muscat adds a unique personal perspective and storytelling to the area of speciality of Neurodiversity.

Mr. Muscat’s ancestry is from Malta, but he was born in Toronto, Canada, and received his education at York University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree. In 2014, his family left Canada and moved their life and business to Malta. Currently, together with his wife, Mr. Muscat continues the family’s successful business of professional photography and the commercial industry business along with a Neurodiversity consulting company.

Alexandra Botos

Alexandra Botos

JCI Vice President assigned to Malta

Alexandra joined JCI in 2015, and won ‘Most Outstanding New Member’ after her first year. She became Romania’ youngest JCI senator in 2019 and by the time she became Vice President this year (2023), Alexandra already had many leadership roles in JCI Romania, including National President.

She has extensive experience in project management, team leadership, facilitating workshops, coaching and mentoring and currently works as an EU Career ambassador.

Charlene Camilleri Duca

Charlene Camilleri Duca

Clinical Psychologist & Gestalt Psychotherapist

Meet Charlene Camilleri Duca, Clinical Psychologist and Gestalt Psychotherapist.
Charlene is passionate about helping people to achieve fulfilment and success at work, whilst leading happier, healthier and more balanced lives. In her clinical practice, she supports clients to reduce their work and life stressors or to react to these stressors in a healthier way and supports those who are experiencing burnout.

Charlene regularly delivers psycho-educational talks and training seminars on different psycho-educational themes.

As the founder and managing director of paths, Charlene’s personal aim is to do everything she can to support people to create the life that they want, or at the very least, a life that they don’t want to escape from.
Roberta Lepre

Roberta Lepre

Managing Director, WEAVE Consulting

Graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2003, Roberta has acquired substantial experience in the social sector in Malta. At Weave Consulting she focusses on engaging the business community to adopt sustainable practices to have a more positive impact on society and the environment and to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also a founding member and Project Director of SEAM, member of the board of VSF Malta, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Directors (Malta), as well as forming part of EcoDA’s Task Force on ESG matters.

Annalisa Schembri

Annalisa Schembri

Artistic Director at APS Summer Festival

Annalisa Schembri is a freelance professional in the creative, entertainment and education industry, coming from Malta but working across Europe.

Amongst other things, Annalisa is an artistic director for festivals and live, large scale events, a speaker, a soft skills trainer and an enabler for the creation of beautiful things.

As an active citizen, Annalisa has served in leadership positions, developing young people in a number of different local and international Non-Profits. 

She is currently serving as International Vice-President assigned to Europe for JCI – Junior Chamber International.