PROGRAM: 16/01/2021 Saturday

16/01/2021 Saturday program

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.

PROGRAM: 17/01/2021 Sunday

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 LCIF Area Leader, PCC Ole Fjeldtvedt.
    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 Area Leader PDG Eva Persson.
    Marketing to Lion members and non-members. How to create better promotion, visibility and grow lions brand recognition from our service.
  • PARTNERING WITH LIONS - ART OF SUCCESSFUL 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?
  • 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.
  • SERVICE PROJECT: LIONS FOR CLEAN WATERS
    Hosted by 1VDG Mika Pirttivaara.
    Success story and guidance to replicate similar project. MD107 Finland has actively explored a top cooperation project with Ministry of the Environment to promote clean waters in Finland with wide spectrum of engaging activities. It is not only the Baltic Sea but waters from starting from small springs and rivers to lake areas and finally flowing to Baltic Sea, which unites most of the Nordic countries.


If you have a proposal to be included in these workshops or idea for separate workshop, please contact the host committee.