NSR2021 will be a virtual event - free for all Nordic lion and leo members!

With the decisions from NSR Council Chairperson Board and NSR Operating Committee in early October, the NSR2021 has been transformed to the virtual event. Currently, detailed replanning is in progress, and more updates will provided as soon as possible.

All paid registrations will be refunded. We will contact each registrant personally to agree refund procedure.

For the virtual event, the host committee targets to provide as much as possible from the originally planned event program. At least Key note speaker on theme, theme workshop and lions workshops, and of course NSR Council meeting.
-- Host Committee of the NSR2021

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINARS:

  • AGENDA 2030 – UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
    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
    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 MORNING THEME WORKSHOPS

Saturday morning is reserved for our key note 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.
  • 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.

SATURDAY 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,

  • MEMBERSHIP (GMT)
    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.
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING (GLT)
    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.
  • VARIOUS SERVICE PROJECT TOPICS (GST)
    Success stories from opportunities to promote public awareness and impact of successfully published news/stories of our service projects. How to leverage publicity in cooperation projects with 3rd parties. Successful service projects related to NSR2021 theme.
  • LCIF & CAMPAIGN 100
    Best success stories of Campaign100 in Nordic countries. How can we best apply and use the funding, lessons learned from the application process management.
  • YOUTH ACTIVITIES & COOPERATION
    Voice of Leos & Leo Clubs – what do they want and need from Lions, Youth Exchange – how to deepen Nordic cooperation even further, and the future of Orkester Norden with recent musicians and orchestra leadership sharing their experiences to Lions.
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (IR)
    NSR projects, and other Nordic cooperation bodies.

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