Programme (CEST Time)

09:30 - 10:50

Welcome Ceremony

Opening Speeches by;
Nilgün Pakkan SLA General Coordinator 2021
Nur Velidedeoğlu Kavuncu SLA Organizing Committee Chair 2021
Sevil Koca SI Turkey President 2021-2023
Anna Wszelaczyńska SIE President 2019-2021
Welcoming &Introduction of the Participants

10:50- 11:00

Coffee Break

Ulla Elisabeth Madsen

100 years ago, a group of pioneer women established Soroptimist International to address women’s issues in their communities and beyond which set up a chain reaction and today over 70,000 volunteer women world-wide stand up for women and girls fighting for Equality and Human Rights, inspiring action and transforming lives”

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 – 13:30

Video on Role Model

13:30 – 14:30

Anna Wszelaczynska

•Build up yourself from a start. Try everything that looks promising. Don’t be afraid of failures, just learn from them.
•Look around, chose interesting and developing activities, trust your judgement, do your duty.
•Learn to communicate, listen to people.
•Keep enthusiasm, don’t be put off easliy.
•Success is a teamwork, let people build aircrafts.
•Soroptimist Leadership Academy & supporting activities.

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

Ingeborg Dietz

The main principles of SI are based on awareness-advocacy-action. We stand up for women and girls and we are working on achieving our common aims in this tradition. Programme teams encourage, support and accompany the implementation of a huge number of projects each year that benefit and improve the daily lives of women and girls. But the wording “project” doesn’t mean in this particular context and one day-activity or a single campaign. This point will be discussed in the announced session. Annual presentation of the SI / E Best Practice Awards highlights the outstanding achievements of our clubs and unions. The „secret“of the awardees and their well-developed and successfully executed projects will be lifted.

08:30 – 09:00

Yoga Session

Dilşen Oktay Ertem

Dilşen Oktay Ertem - Yoga Alliance Teacher

09:00 - 10:00

Breakfast Break

Defne Erdur Rabuel

In this short workshop we will visit the definitions and manifestations of assertiveness, i.e. what it means and what it takes to express ourselves with confidence and not fall into the traps of passive, aggressive or manipulative behaviours. We will study this not only in theory but also via paying attention to our bodily sensations; anchoring our emotions, imagination, actions and thoughts to our physical being towards a better understanding of our bio-psycho-social make up. Approaches from Somatic Experiencing and Expressive Art Therapies will be at our service.

We will inquire how it may be possible to keep a strong value for ourselves — being mindful of our strengths and weaknesses and being aware of our needs, but also be mindful and work with the needs of others. We will gain tips and tools towards navigating stressful work and life situations by learning to express ourselves calmly and professionally. We will work towards revisiting problems, achieving results and more importantly building good and respectful relationships with ourselves and others. Some of the key terminology we will refer to are “response-ability & responsibility”, “saying yes & saying no”, “clarity & honesty”, “attentive listening & curiosity”, “human rights & diversity”.

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 – 13:30

Video on Role Model

Hafdis Karlsdottir

In business you set the strategy and decide on the objectives and goals of your company, and you decide on how to reach that goal, but what and how do you measure the results? We need to measure, not just depend on a feeling of how things are going. To run a business efficiently, managers need to have their finger on the pulse, they need to know how things are going. Within each company a lot of data is being collected which tells a story. A data dashboard is an information management tool that uses the data collected within the company and visually tracks, analyses, and displays key performance indicators (KPI), metrics and key data points to monitor the health of a business, department, or specific process.

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

S. Anıl Friedman

We need IQ to get a degree, get a profession in life but what makes us different from the rest are our human qualities. Emotional Intelligence, which is one of the top 10 Emerging Skills for Professionals, is our ability to recognize, understand and regulate our emotions to thrive both socially and intellectually in the universe. Together we are going to discover the framework of EI to understand the importance of acknowledging and managing our emotions so that we can achieve better versions of ourselves. Moreover, we are going to highlight the importance of empathy and social awareness to build strong, healthy, and steady relationships with people around us.

08:30 – 09:00

Yoga Session

Dilşen Oktay Ertem

Dilşen Oktay Ertem - Yoga Alliance Teacher

09:00 - 10:00

Breakfast Break

Gülsün Zeytinoğlu

Relationship matters. In today’s dynamic, unpredictable and ambiguous world, it is a must to lead self and others through conscious and intentional relationships. Self-knowledge is the first step followed by self-acceptance and self-authority. Once we know why we do what we do, we can set intentions and take actions to create our world that we want to belong. In this session we will explore these concepts and expand our capacity to lead self and create healthy relationships.

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 – 13:30

Video on Role Model

Carolien Demey

Managing one’s finances is important at all stages of life, but as a young adult starting one’s career it is crucial to assure a positive mindset.
Identifying which are fixed costs and variable costs will be the basis to build out your budget as a starter in professional life. Making differences between costs and investment, defining which of them should have to be prioritized and which are to be catalogued as secondary can make it more manageable. And as to keep a good financial balance, we will look also on the revenue side how you can optimize your income.
Being able to live without financial stress is the basis for a healthy personal fulfilment, and this is an essential component as to reach social independency, shaping the empowered women we as Soroptimist stand for.

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00

Yelda Ulu Colin

'Leadership at Covid Times'
Positive Leadership in uncertain times is a challenge to many leaders and organizations globally during Covid-19 crises which is not an ordinary disruption.
What are the imperatives to find the right way that will lead us safely, and as we navigate the uncertainty our approach as leaders that will build the tomorrow of our organization, our people and all our stakeholders. How Female leaders perform during these difficult times.``

08:30 – 09:00

Yoga Session

Dilşen Oktay Ertem

Dilşen Oktay Ertem - Yoga Alliance Teacher

09:00 - 10:00

Breakfast Break

Anil Friedman

Workshop- Topics as follows

GENDER EQUALITY

ENVIRONMENT

GLASS CEILING

DISCRIMINATION OF WOMEN IN DECISION MAKING

ANALYSIS OF POSITIVE RESULTS OF PANDEMIC

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 – 13:30

Video on Role Model

13:30 – 14:30

Maria Luisa Frosio

There are two important concepts in this title: lead and achieve.
Being a leader means having the courage to take the first step towards creating a new reality, to influence others in a positive way. That said, before leading others we need to lead ourselves; we need to know ourselves fully. But how much can we really achieve when we remain comfortable with where we are and what we already have in our personal and professional lives?
Positive thoughts are the key to making our dreams and goals come true. Nevertheless, thinking positively is more about us and our abilities, rather than the goals or the processes required to achieve them.

Positive thoughts can help us conquer our fears, overcome lack of confidence in our abilities and, in the end, attain success. already have in our personal and professional lives?
Positive thoughts are the key to making our dreams and goals come true. Nevertheless, thinking positively is more about us and our abilities, rather than the goals or the processes required to achieve them. Positive thoughts can help us conquer our fears, overcome lack of confidence in our abilities and, in the end, attain success.

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

Ayça Bolten Ülkü

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.”
― Elizabeth Edwards
We have been going through quite different days since March 2020 with all around the world.

I and my colleagues have been doing stress management trainings for years, but today we need a much different perspective. We have been experiencing everything changes very rapidly and we need to use our quick decision-making skills more effectively since last year. A good leader needs to be self-aware, insightful and emotionally fit to develop others and to develop with. During the time we spend together, we will talk about the definition of resilience, why we need to be emotionally fit and how will this turn to reality with you as future leaders. Also we will talk about the relationship between resilience and stress management. How to handle stressful situations.

08:30 – 09:00

Yoga Session

Dilşen Oktay Ertem

Dilşen Oktay Ertem - Yoga Alliance Teacher

09:00 - 10:00

Breakfast Break

Rhonda L. Bowen

No matter who we are, what the situation is like, and how we envision the future, we can always gain a better perspective if we take the time to ask ourselves and others questions that help us reflect deeply. After a brief introduction, we will examine five sets of questions to set a course and define the next steps we want to take in our lives. These are what we define as important in our lives, what we want to do in the future, what we believe in doing to achieve our goals, how we feel about ourselves and others, and what we can do to improve our current status.

After this time of reflection, we’ll share the BEER model to examine real situations. This will provide the structure necessary to move from thinking into action and the ability to evaluate the possible outcomes to plan the next best steps. Join us for this practical session which will provide you insights into yourself and others and support you on your journey into a brighter future.

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 – 13:30

Video on Role Model

13:30 – 14:30

Hülya Aslantaş

Simple definition of” Entrepreneurship” is the act of starting a business with the aim to generate a profit, usually creating an innovative product or service.
Entrepreneurs take their career and dreams into their hands and lead it in the direction they want. I beleive that successful entrepreneurs think and act with a similar” Entrepreneurial Mindset”; a way of thinking that enables us to overcome challenges, be decisive, and accept responsibility for the outcome. It is a constant need to improve our skills, learn from our mistakes, and take continuous action on our ideas.
During my presentation I will try to explain how this mindset have led me to setting up a totally new line of business as well as my journey to become the world president of an International Association.

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

Elena Pinetti

The greatest drives in my life are science and the empowerment of women.
Science taught me independence, endurance, hope. Independence because a good scientist must be a critical thinker. Endurance because there aren't shortcuts if you want to deeply understand the laws of nature. Hope because the ultimate desire of a scientist is that our research will make the world a better place. Thanks to science I have come to know about this amazing global community of women, Soroptimist International, and together with 35 young women I've created the first Italian e-club, of which I am the president.

Presentations by the Participants on Intercultural Communication

Participants’ Reflections & Evaluations

Farewell Ceremony