Jong Rabo

Author: Liza Hanson, Marketing- and Communications Committee

Do you want to organize fun, energetic and inspiring activities? Do you want to meet colleagues from various departments within Rabobank? Then apply for a committee at Jong Rabo!

Jong Rabo is, with over 1400 members, thé network for all young professionals up to 36 years old within Rabobank. Each year, over 70 passionate committee members and chairs make sure that there is a broad range of activities available for our members. New ideas are always welcome and that’s why we are now looking for you!

What am I going to do in a committee?

In committee you develop and organize fun, educational and inspiring activities for Jong Rabo members. Company visits, workshops, networking sessions, sounding board session with Rabobank board members, sports activities, a ski trip and a research trip belong to the broad range of activities which you, together with your fellow committee members, can organize. Within some committees you work towards one main event instead of several activities like the annual Jong Rabo conference, the interbanking event FLAIRS or the research trip. If you have been in the FLAIRS, Research trip or Conference committee before it’s not possible to register for that committee again.

What is expected from me?

  • As a committee member we expect that you and your fellow committee members commit to making your committee a success. You will spend 2-4 hours per week on Jong Rabo on a voluntary basis.
  • As committee chair you will be the head of the committee. Taking care of the team spirit and cooperation is very important. Together with your committee you will make activities a success from beginning to end. You will spend 4-6 hours per week on Jong Rabo on a voluntary basis.

What do I get in return?

  • The opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally within the safe environment of Jong Rabo, work on personal learning goals and the possibility to discover and practive new skills
  • An educational and wonderful experience. It is a valuable addition to your resume and good way to show and enlarge your commitment at Rabobank as a whole
  • A valuable addition to your (professional) network. Jong Rabo really is ‘one Rabo’. You will work with motivated people from all different departments and locations

How can I apply?

Would you like to apply as a committee member or chair? Read the information below, send an email and save the evening of October 31st in your agenda. On this evening, we will kick off the 2020 committee year!

Apply as committee member

We want to know who you are and what you would like to contribute, develop or do. Before October 14th, hand in the following with Moniek Schoenmaker (Moniek.schoenmaker@rabobank.com):

Four pictures/images which show the following:

  • Who are you?
  • Which of your personal attributes are you most proud of?
  • What would you like to gain from this committee year?
  • What is your idea for the committee you want to register for? (activity/improvement/vision/etc.)

Provide a short text (2-3 sentences) in which you elaborate. We encourage you to be creative! Also:

  • State clearly that you apply as a committee member
  • Provide a top 3 of committees which have your preference

Apply for committee chair

We want to know who you are and what you would like to contribute, develop or do. Before October 14th, hand in the following with Moniek Schoenmaker (Moniek.schoenmaker@rabobank.com):

Four pictures/images which show the following:

  • Who are you?
  • Which of your personal attributes are you most proud of?
  • What would you like to gain from this committee year?
  • What is your idea for the committee for which you register? (activity/improvement/vision/etc.)
  • To which Jong Rabo key topic would you like to contribute?
  • What is your example of: ‘I make you better’?

Provide a short text (2-3 sentences) in which you elaborate. We encourage you to be creative! Also:

  • State clearly that you apply as a chair committee member
  • Provide a top 3 of committees which have your preference

Next steps

After your application as committee member or chair, you will receive an email from Moniek after October 21st in which you will hear which committee you will be joining and in which role in 2020.

Committees 2020

 

Conference committee 2021

  • 4 committee members
  • 1 committee chair
  • Each year an entirely new committee
  • One conference for a minimum of 150 members
  • In 2019 the theme was ‘Perspective’

The organization of the annual Jong Rabo conference in May starts early! The choices you have to make regarding the location and the venue are important first steps. Because the conference 2021 still seems in the far future, the pressure at the beginning of the year is lower than other committees. Therefore, you will be helping the current committee with the conference in 2020. As soon as the venue for 2021 is determined, you will start with your final sprint and you can let your fantasy and creativity run free. You will brainstorm on a theme, on workshops and inspirational speakers to create an event that will not be forgotten!

Innovation committee

  • 3 committee members
  • 1 committee chair
  • Technology & innovation

The environment in which Rabobank operates is changing at a high speed and with an increasing pace. Do you want to ensure that under these changed circumstances, Rabobank remains relevant in the financial sector? And how? Register now for the Innovation committee. The purpose of the Innovation committee is to introduce and inspire Jong Rabo members with innovative ideas that are relevant to our sector; we seek to connect with initiatives outside our sector and prepare Jong Rabo members for the future.

FLAIRS 2020

  • 1 committee member as representative in the interbank FLAIRS organisation
  • No committee chair, but coordination with the Jong Rabo Board

FLAIRS is thé annual interbanking event. You will be organizing this great event together with eight representatives from other large Dutch banks. The theme for 2020 is ‘Bank to the future’ in which networking, cooperation and personal development are key topics. We will be zooming in on what is on your mind as a young banking professional, the influence that you can have in your job and of course on your future. First, you will be helping the current committee with FLAIRS 2019. Then you will start preparing for 2020.

NOTE: The deadline for the FLAIRS application is October 10th. When you apply for FLAIRS 2020, you need to be available on October 18th to assist the current committee.

GROW!-committee

  • 4 committee members
  • 1 committee chair
  • Activities which contribute to the personal development, growth and vitality of Jong Rabo members

Within the Grow Committee, committee members work closely together. It’s not ‘I make you better’ but ‘we make each other better’! We care for each other’s personal development and we have a lot of energy to organize the most awesome events. Every year we organise diverse events which contribute to the personal development of our members. One highlight was the Purpose Dialogue in cooperation with Young Deloitte. Another definite highlight is the annual Grow weekend. This year we went to the middle of nowhere and we organized several out-of-the-box workshops, all revolving around personal leadership. We are convinced that the Jong Rabo members and our committee members have grown a lot this year, and we’re not even done yet! We cannot wait for the rest of 2019, let alone next year. A year with many new opportunities!

Sports committee

  • 4 committee members
  • 1 committee chair
  • Sports activity’s (including the annual ski trip)

Every year the sports committee brings the sportiest out of its members. Sports is the perfect way to meet each other informally, it connects and on top of that, it contributes to personal development and vitality. As a member of the committee, you contribute with organizing sports activities in an informal setting. Sports activities usually are very popular so it brings you many contacts along with significant responsibility. Annually traditions like the ski trip and bowling, but also new sports are organized. So if you have ideas, responsibility, ownership and a huge amount of energy? Subscribe for the Sports committee 2020!

Research Trip Committee

  • 4 committee members
  • 1 committee chair
  • Each year an entirely new committee
  • One research trip for 40 Jong Rabo members

Every year, the Research Trip Committee organizes one of the most amazing trips you and your Rabobank colleagues can take. With a committee of five you work out the goal of your trip, as well as an exciting and meaningful destination. You are responsible for establishing an unforgettable program, in which content, personal development and fun are key. By working alongside each other for a whole year, you really get to know your fellow committee members, which leads to a valuable mutual connection. This year, we are going to beautiful and dynamic Argentina, with a program that revolves around the important topics of soy and personal leadership.

Marketing- & Communications Committee

  • 5 committee members
  • 1 committee chair
  • 2 topics: Marketing & Communication and Promotion Jong Rabo

In this committee your main tasks are:

  • The creation and distribution of our monthly newsletter
  • Updating events on the website for our several committees
  • Social Media posts of events
  • Promotional activities for Jong Rabo throughout the year

Does branding, promotion and social media sounds good and familiar to you? In the MarCom committee you will be “the communication expert” for one or several Jong Rabo committees. As expert on communications your main task are: helping them with advise for catching social media updates and editing copy for events on our website. Because everyone in this committee is connected to only one or two committees, you have a lot of freedom for development in above-mentioned skills. During the year we also organise many promotional activities to give our members a boost in numbers.

Panel committee

  • 3 committee members
  • 1 committee chair

The Panel committee is established to share Jong Rabo’s members opinions and visions on topics which really matter within the organisation. What do we – as young professionals – think about the new Collective Labour Agreement, sustainability or the works council? As a committee we do not organize fixed activities but instead the board of Jong Rabo has asked us for support on Jong Rabo’s key topics for this year. This does not mean that we only wait and see. We pro-actively look for relevant topics and therefore we have collected your input to see what you find interesting. We use this as our input. Currently we assembly once a month and sometimes more when needed. The coolest part of this committee is that your broaden your network, get to think about important topics and get to meet and approach relevant stakeholders. When you apply for the Panel committee you can let your voice be heard on all levels and help Jong Rabo to really make an impact!

Sounding Board Committee

  • 3 committee members
  • 1 committee chair

The Sounding Board committee is Jong Rabo’s voice among the top leaders in the bank. Think of us as a commission that loves to not only think along but also challenge the leadership on big topics such as Sustainability, Open banking, or “Growing a better world together”. We simply want to be the group that triggers the leaders’ minds through showing them what is on the minds of the young people in the bank. This way, we make a sustainable change for the better, together. As a commission, we are a very fun and driven group of people that is creative with the sessions we want to have. So safe to say, it is exactly this that you will get if you decide to join us – creativity, ambition and fun!  

Social Impact Committee

  • 3 committee members
  • 1 committee chair

Social Impact is a new committee with a focus on sustainability, and the impact that we as Rabobank and Jong Rabo members can make within our society. The Social Impact committee will organize 4 activities in 2020, with at least 2 volunteering activities, but we are excited to see what else this committee wants to organize!

Regional Committee North

  • 3 committee members
  • 1 committee chair

Regional committee North has a really fun atmosphere. We are all women with ambition and we reach straight for our goals. While we organise cool activities and form valuable cooperations we also laugh a lot and keep each other sharp. We do this by being critical in the choices that we make and we always do an evaluation after an activity. That way, we all learn. De nicest part about organising activities is to start at zero. Then, you will think about creative ideas like a camping trip at a farm and company visits to unique companies in the North of the Netherlands. After that, we make contact with the company or organization and with the local Rabobank office. When you know that the program is solid and you can open up registration for members and our local ambassadors it really gives you a rush! A fun and educational day where people get to meet each other and share knowledge, that is what we stand for.

Regional Committee East

  • 3 committee members
  • 1 committee chair

Regional Committee Eest is set up for members in the east of the Netherlands. In addition to your job at Rabobank, you organize various meetings together with motivated committee members. A few times a year you meet with the committee to come up with these fantastic activities and to work them out. We meet periodically, the atmosphere is always good and there is sufficient room for personal development and growth. It is a broad committee in which you have a lot of freedom. A pleasant and educational period in which you can work on personal growth in an informal atmosphere.

Regional Committee South

  • 3 committee members
  • 1 committee chair

Do you want to contribute to Jong Rabo via a fun and accessible way? Then apply for regional committee South. Since the South has only a few activities on the one hand, but is the coolest region to organize activities, your task is quite simple. From a crazy evening at soccer club NAC Breda to a visit to theme park de Efteling. But, of course, there is a lot more to see and experience in the South. We have a lot of fun together, we challenge each other and we value personal growth. Regional Committee South is the ideal opportunity to discover and develop your (hidden) talents. What are you waiting for?

Regional Committee West

  • 3 committee members
  • 1 committee chair

A day in the life of a Region West committee member

You worked all day and then another meeting with your committee, what a long day this will be! Long, because your committee meeting are never dull and never end quickly, it is far too pleasant for that. We used the first meeting to get to know each other better and to brainstorm for potential activities that we are going to organise this year. The connection between members grows quickly, so the first meeting already ends far past midnight.

Of course it’s not all just one big party; activities need to be organized as well. You do this in collaboration with colleagues from various divisions of Rabobank and it is precisely this dynamic that creates a nice range of activities. An activity concerning sustainability by means of a customer visit, a network activity by means of a Pitch & Putt workshop and a Diversity activity in collaboration with GLOBO and the GROW! Commission. And all organized in an informal setting while enjoying a snack and drink.

Apply as a committee member or committee chair for 2020!