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PROGRAM: 16/01/2021 Saturday
SATURDAY MORNING SEMINARS:
- AGENDA 2030 – UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Guest Speaker: Helena Laukko, Executive Director, UN Association of Finland
Lions Clubs International is one of the rare organizations who have helped to write the charter of the United Nations in 1945, when the UN was formed. Ever since the organizations have had close cooperation on humanitarian work and have completed many ventures together. We look forward to present excellent speakers from the UN Association of Finland and to bring in their inside knowledge for NSR2021 participants to create concrete ideas and opportunities for service projects in this area.
- SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Guest Speaker: Researcher, Teija Hammar PhD, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Social exclusion is also closely linked with the UN’s Agenda 2030, where several SDG’s contribute to prevent social exclusion by improving health on individual and community levels. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) studies, monitors, and develops measures to promote the well-being and health of the population in Finland. With their examples and guidance in the NSR2021, we dive into practical opportunities of lions clubs, districts and MD’s to serve better in social exclusion prevention.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON THEME WORKSHOPS
On Saturday after lucnh, the first session is reserved for our keynote speaker the Finnish explorer Pata Degerman, who will most likely challenge us, Nordic Lions, with a project/campaign related to nature and sustainable development. His key note will paint the landscape and introduce the challenge, which is then elaborated, brainstormed and solution opportunities identified in the Theme Workshops prior to lunch.
- Theme Workshop rooms will be preassigned to all participants.
- Guest Speakers and keynote speaker will participate in theme workshops.
- Theme Workshop groups will be led by selected pairs of facilitators, who will be briefed of the workshop format, objectives, and methods prior to key note address.
From fast-fashion to sustainable style - practical tips for better choices while looking good
Hosted by Minna Särelä, Paloni Ltd
Fast-fashion, micro plastics, textile waste, problematic working conditions... While the fashion industry has major challenges to tackle, we can all make a change with practical choices in our everyday lives while still enjoying beauty and style. Join our session for hands-on tips on better fashion choices for yourself, the environment and human rights.
PROGRAM: 17/01/2021 Sunday
SUNDAY MORNING & AFTERNOON LIONS WORKSHOPS
Saturday afternoon is dedicated for smaller deep-dives in selected current lions topics. We aim to have very practical and preferably hands-on approach to these workshops to introduce, to create, and to summarize actionable outcomes from these workshop sessions. Something we all can take home and start to work with our clubs and districts.
At least the following topics/areas are planned as lions workshops,
- INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS' REPORTS FROM THE LCI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Hosted by ID Bent Jespersen and ID Heimo Potinkara.
Nordic countries has excellent position to have currently two international directors and Immediate Past International President participating in the planning and decision-making on the top of the Lions Clubs International. This is our opportunity to hear the latest developments from our directors with possibility to ask questions from them.
- DIGITAL TOOLS TO ENGAGE CLUBS
Hosted by lion Kimmo Juntunen.
Best ways to utilize the digitalization on all lions organization levels, how to ensure that we engage our members to maximum of their potential and with the level of their willing involvement, and updates to successes of ongoing membership campaigns.
- LCIF - OUR FOUNDATION
Hosted by LCIF Chairperson IPIP Gudrun Yngvadottir, and co-hosted by PCC Kristinn Hannesson.
Best club level success stories from Nordic countries on Campaign100. Where does the donated money go? How can clubs the easiest apply and best use funding from the LCIF.
- GLOBAL ACTION TEAM & SERVICE - GST (GAT 1/3)
Hosted by Global Action Team Area Leaders / PID Robert Rettby.
Introduction, latest developments, and plans from Global Action Team. Deep dive to current service area topics.
- MEMBERSHIP -GMT (GAT 2/3)
Hosted by Global Action Team Area Leaders / PDG Jenni Luomala.
How to ensure that every lion in our clubs can contribute as much as they are ready to do so, and still ensure that members feel comfortable taking officer responsibilities and service project organizers.
- LEADERSHIP - GLT (GAT 3/3)
Hosted by Global Action Team Area Leaders / PCC Hilde Straumsheim.
Training as a tool to create successful clubs, what has the maximum benefit for members, and how to define right balance between online trainings and live classroom trainings.
- MARKETING BY NEW VOICES
Hosted by New Voices Constitutional Area Leader PID Elisabeth Haderer.
Marketing to Lion members and non-members. How to create better promotion, visibility and grow lions brand recognition from our service.
- LIONS AND EXTERNAL PARTNERS
Hosted by MD107 GS, lion Maarit Kuikka.
How to create successful partnerships on district and MD level? Success stories from Nordic Lions partnership, and recommendations for future. How to leverage publicity in cooperation projects with 3rd parties.
- LIONS YOUTH ENGAGEMENT
Hosted by PID Tapani Rahko.
Orkester Norden - impacting musicians by great opportunities, Youth Exchange collaboration in NSR & Diabetes Youth Camp, our own youth members in Leo Clubs are much more international than average lions. What else NSR can do for coordinated youth engagement?
Leo Europa Forum 2021 will be organized by Swedish and Danish Leos. Visit LEF2021 website for more information.
- NSR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (IR) – NSR PROJECTS & OTHER INTERNATIONAL SERVICE COLLABORATION
Hosted by ID Heimo Potinkara.
Selection of recent success stories from NSR projects. What makes NSR project a success? What kind of NSR projects we want to have in the future? What other international service collaboration we wish to develop under the NSR?
- YOUNG LIONS TASK FORCE - EUROPE
Hosted by PDG Andreja Stojkovski & Young Lions Task Force members.
Passion to be allies for young people in Europe with vision on lionism is where we stand together hand in hand, and targeting to build a bridge for young people to grow into our service driven organisation and guide us on the path towards a more inclusive and empowered future together.
- LIONS GLOBAL CAUSE - DIABETES
Hosted by VCC Sanna Mustonen.
What are the most practical service projects that lions can do in theme of Diabetes? Success stories from Nordic Diabetes projects, and recommendations for future.
- NORDIC LIONS LAB: CREATING FRESH LIONS ENVIRONMENT MOVEMENT
Hosted by 1VDG Mika Pirttivaara.
How can we increase our visibility and attractiveness in the society across generations and communities? How can Lions and Leos increase impact on the society and people through environmental activities and projects? You are open-mindedly welcome to dive into the first virtual Nordic Lions Lab to ideate fresh and impactful Lions environmental movement that engages not only Lions and Leos, but inspires also other people and actors to join in.
If you have a proposal to be included in these workshops or idea for separate workshop, please contact the host committee.