District Assembly is a key step in preparing for the coming Rotary year. This year’s District Assembly was held on 25-26 June, preparing for the year 2021-22. The annual district assembly is the major leadership training event in each Rotary district of the world. The workshops during the assembly offered motivation, inspiration, Rotaract information, and new ideas for club officers, directors, and key committee chairmen of each club.
Some of the most experienced district leaders conduct informative discussions on all phases of Rotaract administration. The sessions give all participants valuable new ideas to make their club more effective and interesting.
The event had a wild range of sessions from leadership to modern learning to role-based sessions. Following is the overview of the overall sessions that happened.
Moving from Diversity to Inclusion
The session focused on how learning how diversity and inclusion can help our Rotaractors during your Rotary year and beyond with Dr. “Bowtie” Todd “ as the speaker. This presentation was not the ordinary diversity talk, and focused on learning with fun.
Serving Community Digitally
Lynne McNamee is the President of Lone Armadillo Marketing. She shared how we can serve the community digitally starting from a “digitally native” perspective to achieve the core aspects of what it means to be a Rotarian or Rotaract, especially “Service above Self,” fellowship, and integrity.
Best Practices to engaging Members during COVID19
The session was facilitated by Rtn. Rtr. Eeshwar Rajagopalan who is a Rotaractor and Rotarian from District 9455, Western Australia. He is a member of the Rotaract Club of Subiaco and the Rotary Club of Elizabeth Quay and currently sits on the Rotary International Membership Committee for 2020-23. In addition, Eeshwar is the District 9455 Rotaract Representative and Youth Director.
Design thinking mindset for modern learners
The session was facilitated by Ana-Maria is an entrepreneur, design thinking, and leadership trainer & coach. A Rotaract member based in Zurich, Switzerland, she is the founder of two innovative businesses in the e-commerce and personalized beauty industries. Given her extensive entrepreneurial experience, she is a start-up advisor under the Kickstart Innovation umbrella. Ana-Maria has an MA in Law from Sorbonne University.
The session was facilitated by Toastmaster Shaurab Lohani is an American Graduate and is a 2 times TEDx speaker, past president of Kathmandu Toastmasters club, past area Director and current Assistant program Quality Director for District 41, Toastmasters International, Public Speaker, a motivational speaker, Life skills coach, and a training facilitator.
The session was facilitated by Toastmaster Pankaj Pradhananga who comes with leadership experience in the Tourism industry for over 2 decades. He is a Director of Four Season Travel & Tours, Associate Club Growth Director of District 41, Consultant of International Development Institute. He is also an adjunct faculty member in leading Business schools in Kathmandu. He was featured on the cover page of Toastmasters Int’l magazine’s global issue of Dec 2018.
Interpersonal Communication and Networking
The session was facilitated by Toastmaster Ankit Goenka. He has been toastmasters for 9 years and has served in many ex-coms in Toastmasters, currently a member of Everest Toastmasters Club. He has served as Area A3 Director, Division A for the year 2019-20 and currently serving as Area N2 Director, Division N for the year 2020-21.
Leading a Team
The session was facilitated by Toastmaster Avish Acharya who is a Toastmaster member since 2015, currently serving District 41 (Nepal, North & East India, Bangladesh, and Bhutan) as Division Director for Division O. Professionally, he is a Chartered Accountant currently working in the financial sector with expertise in investments and strategic planning. He is passionate about people and communications and is a Certified Coach and Trainer.
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